• Book Name: Construction quantity surveying a practical guide for the contractor’s QS by Donald Towey
  • Author: Donald Towey
  • Pages: 373
  • Size: 16 MB

Construction Quantity Surveying by Donald Towey PDF

construction quantity surveying by donald towey pdf

Contents of Construction Quantity Surveying by Donald Towey PDF

1. The Construction Industry and the Quantity Surveyor

1.1 The construction industry 1.2 The client’s team 1.2.1 The professional quantity surveyor (PQS) 1.2.2 Architect 1.2.3 Structural engineer 1.2.4 Civil engineer 1.2.5 Service engineers 1.2.6 Main contractor 1.3 Legislation and control of the building process 1.3.1 Planning approval 1.3.2 Building Regulations and control 1.3.3 Health and safety 1.4 Industry networking 1.4.1 RICS 1.4.2 CIOB 1.5 Funding and market drivers1.6 Economic and construction cycles 1.7 Global construction  1.8 Development of the quantity surveyor 1.8.1 Background 1.8.2 Personal traits and skills 1.8.3 Time and self-management 1.8.4 Education and training 1.9 Construction innovation and the quantity surveyor 1.9.1 Information technology (IT) 1.9.2 Environmental issues 1.10 Prospects and augmentation of the quantity surveyor 1.10.1 Employed roles 1.10.2 Independent roles 1.10.3 Women in the industry 1.10.4 Global and multicultural diversity 1.10.5 Prospects

2. Measurement and Quantities

2.1 Measurement guides and coverage rules 2.2 Arrangement of documents and project information 2.3 Measurement terminology 2.3.1 Take off and measuring techniques 2.3.2 Centre line calculation 2.3.3 Spot and composite items 2.4 Control of the system and delegation of tasks 2.4.1 Requests for Information (RFI) 2.5 Measurement example 2.6 Builder’s bills of quantities 2.6.1 Components 2.6.2 Draft and final bills 2.6.3 Using computers 2.7 Alternative bills of quantities

3. Working with the Main Contractor

3.1 Contracting organisations 3.1.1 Premises and assets 3.2 Management systems 3.2.1 Health and safety management 3.2.2 Environmental management 3.2.3 Quality management 3.3 Marketing for contracts 3.4 Estimating and the contractor’s quantity surveyor 3.4.1 Activity on receipt of tender documents 3.4.2 Subcontractor pricing 3.4.3 Builder’s schedules 3.4.4 Resources costing 3.4.5 Unit rate calculations 3.4.6 Preliminaries pricing 3.4.7 Estimating and quantity surveying software 3.4.8 Cost planned tenders 3.4.9 Value management

4. Project Commencement

4.1 The project team 4.2 Pre-construction handover 4.3 Office- and site-based roles 4.4 The construction programme 4.4.1 Programme float 4.4.2 Programme acceleration 4.5 Project administration 4.5.1 Cash flow 4.5.2 Cost targets 4.5.3 Procurement scheduling 4.5.4 Material supply and plant hire registers 4.5.5 Document distribution and registers 4.5.6 Progress claim scheduling 4.5.7 Cost management systems (CMS) 4.6 Site establishment 4.7 Review of the main contract 4.7.1 Articles of the Agreement 4.7.2 Insurance 4.7.3 Employer’s financial security 4.7.4 Carrying out the works 4.7.5 Delays in carrying out the works 4.7.6 Control of the works 4.7.7 Cost variations 4.7.8 Payments 4.7.9 Termination 4.7.10 Warranties 4.7.11 Contract schedules and special provisions 4.8 Edited and bespoke forms of contract

5. Supply Chain Procurement

5.1 The supply chain 5.2 Labour-only subcontractors 5.2.1 Methods of engagement and reimbursement 5.2.2 Contractor’s risk 5.3 Labour and material subcontractors 5.3.1 Domestic subcontractors 5.3.2 Named and nominated subcontractors 5.3.3 Tender periods and openings 5.3.4 Tender comparisons 5.3.5 Negotiations 5.3.6 Subcontractor insurances 5.3.7 Bespoke forms of subcontract agreement 5.3.8 Generic forms of subcontract agreement 5.3.9 Back-to-back forms of subcontract agreement 5.4 Material supply scheduling and purchase ordering 5.4.1 Bulk ordering 5.5 Labour hire agreements 5.6 Plant hire agreements 5.7 Consultant appointments

6. Running the Project

6.1 Managing the flow of documents 6.1.1 Changes in design and documentation 6.1.2 Contractor-generated documents 6.2 Changes to the works 6.2.1 Changes in quantity 6.2.2 Changes in quality 6.2.3 Changes in sequence of works 6.2.4 Variation submissions 6.3 Reimbursement 6.3.1 Client interim payments 6.3.2 Subcontractors’ payments 6.3.3 Material suppliers and hire company payments 6.3.4 Consultants’ payments 6.4 Cost centres and financial reporting 6.5 Tracking expenditure 6.6 Extension of time claims 6.7 Financial claims 6.7.1 Claims under the main contract 6.7.2 Claims from the supply chain to the contractor 6.7.3 Claims from the contractor to the supply chain 6.8 Settlement of disputes 6.8.1 Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) 6.8.2 Negotiation 6.8.3 Mediation 6.8.4 Conciliation 6.8.5 Early neutral evaluation 6.8.6 Expert determination 6.8.7 Adjudication 6.8.8 Arbitration 6.9 Voluntary and involuntary contract terminations 6.9.1 Main contract termination 6.9.2 Supply chain terminations 6.10 Project reporting

7. Project Completion

7.1 Sectional and practical completion 7.1.1 Definition and effects of practical completion 7.1.2 Final certification 7.2 Operating manuals and As Built information 7.3 Defects 7.3.1 Patent defects 7.3.2 Latent defects 7.4 Final accounts 7.4.1 Main contract final account 7.4.2 Issue and effect of the final payment certificate 7.4.3 Supply chain final accounts 7.4.4 Final project costs 7.5 Project closure 7.5.1 Feedback 7.5.2 Archiving and retrieval

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