Introduction to Estimating for Construction (Hardback)
  • Introduction to Estimating for Construction (Hardback)

Introduction to Estimating for Construction (Hardback)

Hardback 216 Pages / Published: 18/01/2013
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Students and professionals encountering estimating for the first time need an approachable introduction to its principles and techniques, which is up to date with current practice. Introduction to Estimating for Construction explains both the traditional techniques, and best practice in early contractor involvement situations, within the framework of modern construction procurement.

As well as introducing different estimating techniques, it includes:

The nature of costs in construction from a cost of resources approach Modern tendering procedures and the stages of development of construction projects How to convert an estimate into a formal tender and then into a contractSimple numerical examples of estimatesEstimating and cost analysis during the construction projectSummaries and discussion questions in every chapter

This is an easy to read introduction to building estimating for undergraduate students, or anyone working in a quantity surveying or construction commercial management role who needs a quick reference.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415509862
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 x 18 mm


"This latest book is a recent addition to explain the importance of estimating and is a welcomed contribution." - Ronald McCaffer,

"I would recommend this book to any student on quantity surveying and building degrees who have to get to grips with estimating. Get cost understanding right and the rest all falls into place." - Geoffrey Hodgson, University of Loughborough

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