Estimating and Tendering in Construction Work

Estimating and Tendering in Construction Work

by Martin D. Brook

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Estimating and Tendering in Construction Work by Martin D. Brook

Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work takes a practical approach to estimating from a contractor's point of view. It explains the estimator's function within the construction team, the techniques and procedures used in building up an estimate, and how to convert an estimate into a tender.

This new edition has been written to reflect recent changes in procurement. These include the recommendations of Sir Michael Latham in his 1994 report 'Constructing the Team,' and new terminology introduced by the 6th edition of the CIOB Code of Estimating Practice 1997.

The role of the estimator is covered in detail, from early cost studies through to the preparation of the estimate, and the handover of construction budgets for successful tenders. The book includes copious examples of an estimator's data sheets and pricing notes and deals with co-ordinated project information. The chapter dealing with computer-aided estimating had been completely re-written to reflect the advantages of electronic exchange of information.

This textbook has been written for higher technician and degree students and for those studying for their professional examinations in construction.

Martin Brook BEng (Tech), FCIOB, Chairman of the CIOB Procurement Committee, former principal lecturer at the Polytechnic of Wales (now University of Glamorgan), is Estimating Team Leader (Building) for Christiani & Nielsen Limited. Martin was also responsible for writing the new CIOB Code of Estimating Practice published in 1997.

Excellent textbook for students on HNC/D, first degree courses and CIOB Membership Part 1

A practical approach to estimating from a contractor's point of view

Numerous examples of estimators' data sheets and pricing notes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780750634076
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/18/1998
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 7.52(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Organization of the estimating function; Procurement paths; Forms of contract; Tender documentation; Estimating methods; Contractor selection and decision to tender; Project appreciation; Enquiries to suppliers and sub-contractors; Tender planning and method statements; Resource costs - labour, materials and plant; Unit rate pricing; Sub-contractors and nominated suppliers; Fluctuations; Provisional sums and dayworks; Preliminaries; Cashflow forecasts; Completing the estimate and tender adjudication; Tender submission and results; Action with the successful tender; Computer-aided estimating; Index.

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