Spon's First Stage Estimating Handbook / Edition 3

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Overview

The earlier a pricing decision has to be made, the more difficult it is to estimate the cost and the more likely the design and the specs are to change. And yet a rough-and-ready estimate is more likely to get set in stone.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415547154
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/26/2010
  • Series: Spon's Estimating Costs Guides Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 0.85 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Bryan Spain is a consultant quantity surveyor who specialises in building and civil engineering costs. He has worked in local government, private practice and contracting organisations. He has also written over 50 books, mainly on construction costs.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Costs per square metre 1

Building work 1

Chapter 2 Costs per unit 11

Chapter 3 Elemental costs 13

Building work 13

Chapter 4 Composite and principal rates 49

Building work 49

External works 85

Landscaping 103

Civil engineering work 116

Mechanical work 164

Electrical work 171

Alterations and repairs 179

Chapter 5 Indices and regional variations 195

Chapter 6 Property insurance 199

Chapter 7 Professional fees 203

Chapter 8 Useful addresses 211

Chapter 9 Estimating data 217

Index 241

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