The Estimator’s Pocket Book is a concise and practical reference covering the main pricing approaches, as well as useful information such as how to process sub-contractor quotations, tender settlement and adjudication. It is fully up-to-date with NRM2 throughout, features a look ahead to NRM3 and describes the implications of BIM for estimators.
It includes instructions on how to handle:
- the NRM order of cost estimate;
- unit-rate pricing for different trades;
- pro rata pricing and dayworks;
- builders’ quantities;
- approximate quantities.
Worked examples show how each of these techniques should be carried out in clear, easy-to-follow steps. This is the indispensible estimating reference for all quantity surveyors, cost managers, project managers and anybody else with estimating responsibilities. Particular attention is given to NRM2, but the overall focus is on the core estimating skills needed in practice.
About the Author
Duncan Cartlidge is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors with more than 25 years' involvement in construction. His experience includes private practice in both the UK and Europe, commercial management for leading European contractors, and managing and delivering graduate and postgraduate programmes in surveying and related topics. He is an Associate Tutor at the College of Estate Management, Reading, and a Visiting Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University, and sits on the Quantity Surveying and Construction Professional Group Board of the RICS. www.duncancartlidge.co.uk
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction to estimating 2. Pre-tender estimating 3. Resources 4. Unit rate pricing 5. Tender settlement 6. The supply chain 7. Applied estimating 8. Further reading 9. Indicative costs per m2 for a range building types 10. Useful rules and conventions