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This book is aimed primarily at quantity surveying degree students, although quantity surveying students on higher diploma courses and the higher level NVQs will also find it a valuable aid to their studies.
Practicing quantity surveyors and members and students of kindred professions could find much of its contents of interest and value.
The new edition has been updated throughout and extended substantially to take account of the many changes and developments that have occurred since the writing of the first edition, and to examine likely future developments and trends.
Hence the many and increasingly diverse aspects which impinge upon quantity surveying practice are examined, described and illustrated with supporting examples, where it was felt that they would be of particular benefit to the student.
The principal aim is to increase the usefulness and value of the book to all readers. A study of the construction industry provides a good backcloth against which the activities of the quantity surveying profession can be considered.
The nature and interrelationships of the parties to construction contracts, associated professional and other bodies, the operation of the design process, selection of procurement method,
A comparison of contractual and tendering arrangements, and appropriate provisions of the main standard forms of contract are all considered in sufficient detail to meet the students' needs.
These explanatory chapters lead logically into an analysis of the principal activities of the quantity surveyor, encompassing the preparation of contract documentation,
Tender invitation, and scrutiny, valuation of work in progress, pricing of variations, settlement of claims, cost control of projects and preparation of final accounts.
The measurement for and preparation of bills of quantities is largely omitted from the book, as this subject is adequately covered in three other books written by the author, embracing both building and civil engineering measurements.
Where the term 'quantity surveyor' is used, this refers to the employer's quantity surveyor as distinct from the contractor's quantity surveyor.
Frequent references to the JCT Standard Form relate to the Standard Form of Building Contract 1980 Edition, Private with Quantities.
The term 'employer' is generally used in preference to 'client' in order to maintain the same terminology as employed in the JCT Standard Form.
The newly developing areas of project management and value management are covered in sufficient depth to give the student a good understanding of their main characteristics, benefits, and applications in practice.
The role of the quantity surveyor in connection with mechanical and electrical services, civil engineering, and heavy and process engineering is examined together with the practical implications.
In addition, chapter 13 covers a diverse range of activities, many of which are from time to time undertaken by quantity surveyors, as their services are sought in a wider context than that normally associated with the quantity surveying function.
On the wider front, the reader is directed towards the major areas of development, redevelopment and environmental management, all with a significant impact on the work of the quantity surveyor.
An extensive chapter covers quantity surveying organization and practice, including office administration and the different approaches adopted in public and private offices and in contracting.
This chapter encompasses such important matters as the appointment of quantity surveyors, opportunities for women in quantity surveying, salaries and benefits, partnerships, quality assurance, information technology and advertising.
A new chapter has been introduced dealing with quantity surveying activities on a global front, in order that the reader may appreciate the significant growth of the profession in overseas countries and the opportunities available.
The need for successful marketing of a quantity surveyor's services is now generally recognised and hence a new chapter has been included to examine the variety of marketing techniques that are available and to identify those with the greatest potential.
The growing need for a clear understanding of professional ethics, standards and conduct by all surveying students has been recognised by the Institution's Education and Membership Committee, and a chapter has accordingly been included to meet this need.
In like manner, a study of quantity surveying education, training, professional development and research is incorporated to show the interrelationship of education, training and continuing professional development throughout a quantity surveyor's career in a changing world.
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