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Construction quantity surveying : a practical guide for the contractor's…

by Donald Towey

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0470659424, Paperback)

The modern quantity surveyor (QS) plays a central role in the management of construction projects, although the exact nature of the role depends on who employs the QS. The Professional Quantity Surveyor engaged by the client and the Contractor's Quantity Surveyor have different roles to play in any construction project, with the contractor's QS role extending beyond measurement to the day-to-day running of building projects, estimating, contract administration and construction planning, as well as commercial, cost and project management.

This book aims to provide readers with a practical guide into quantity surveying from a main contractor's perspective. Readers will acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies required by the contractor’s quantity surveyor. Following a brief introduction, the book's early chapters cover measurement methodology and the contractor's business, with the rest of the chapters discussing commercial and contractual management of a construction project, including day-to-day running from commencement through to completion, in a highly practical way.

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"This book demonstrates that Quantity Surveying is not limited to working behind a desk measuring trade works from drawings & quantifying materials, but is in fact a dynamic and central role within the overall management of construction projects. With an introductory chapter defining the profession & examining the role it plays in the construction industry, the book is then divided into two parts, which cover working on behalf of a client and for a contractor respectively. The chapters cover the full range of activities a QS is likely to encounter, such as cost planning, measurement, procurement and project management"--… (more)

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