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Construction Quantity Surveying: A Practical Guide for the Contractor's QS (Paperback)


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The revised and updated comprehensive resource for Quantity Surveyors working with a construction contractor

The second edition of Construction Quantity Surveying offers a practical guide to quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. This indispensable resource covers measurement methodology (including samples using NRM2 as a guide), highlights the complex aspects of a contractor's business, reviews the commercial and contractual management of a construction project and provides detailed and practical information on running a project from commencement through to completion.

Today's Quantity Surveyor (QS) plays an essential role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The QS engaged by the client and the contractor's QS have different parts to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond traditional measurement activities, to encompass day-to-day tasks of commercial building activities including estimating, contract administration, and construction planning, as well as cost and project management. This updated and practical guide:

  • Focuses on the application, knowledge and training required of a modern Quantity Surveyor
  • Clearly shows how Quantity Surveying plays an essential central role within the overall management of construction projects
  • Covers measurement methodology, the key elements of the contractor's business and the commercial and contractual management of a construction project

The construction industry changes at fast pace meaning the quantity surveyor has a key role to play in the successful execution of construction projects by providing essential commercial input. Construction Quantity Surveying meets this demand as an up-to-date practical guide that includes the information needed for a Quantity Surveyor to perform at the highest level. It clearly demonstrates that quantity surveying is not limited to quantifying trade works and shows it as an important aspect of commercial and project management of construction projects.

About the Author

Donald Towey MRICS has over 30 years' experience in the construction industry. Originating from Manchester, his wealth of experience includes working with contractors and consultants in the UK, Australia and Middle East helping to deliver a range of building types for both public and private sector clients.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781119312901
ISBN-10: 1119312906
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: November 13th, 2017
Pages: 376
Language: English