Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book
The Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book outlines all the practical skills, contractual and management techniques needed by a student studying quantity surveying in a handy-sized format for quick reference. Arming you with a complete toolbox to each project stage, this book brings together both the measurement and consultancy aspect of QS in a compact pocket book. Covering material key topics such as forecasting, measurement, estimation and contracts in the order it arises in a typical surveying project cycle ensures understanding of key processes and techniques, as well as when and how to use them. Recommended forms for reports, cost plans, final accounts and financial statements are also covered. A no-nonsense how-to approach makes this book an ideal companion to any course textbook. Perfect if you are on a quantity surveying degree, HNC/HND or 1-2 year post-graduate conversion course and require a simple guide to fundamental quantity surveying skills and procedures, also ideal if you are newly-qualified and need an on-site/on-the-job reference. This is a concise, affordable pocketbook bringing together practical, contractual and management techniques. It Covers skills and processes needed at each stage of a project and is ideal if you have just qualified as a quantity surveyor and need an on-site/on-the-job reference. *A concise, affordable pocketbook bringing together practical, contractual and management techniques *Covers skills and processes needed each stage in a project *Ideal if you have just qualified quantity surveyors and need an on-site/on-the-job reference.
Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book By Duncan Cartlidge
The quantity surveyor is a uniquely British profession, although during the
160 years or so since the fi rst quantity surveyor trod the planet they have man-
aged to convince other countries and construction industries that they are an
indispensable part of the development process.
Much maligned and often misunderstood quantity surveyors have
demonstrated an ability to shrug off the attempts to consign them to the past
and have instead reinvented themselves many times over. In 2008, the UK gov-
ernment took the step of lifting immigration restrictions on non-UK quantity
surveyors as the demand for their skills outstripped supply by almost 5:1.
I have in the past written books that concentrate on the new and emerging
skills that quantity surveyors are now being required to provide for ever more
demanding clients. And yet under the headline services of value management,
risk management, the Private Finance Initiative, etc., there is still a great need
for the quantity surveyor to be able to provide traditional quantity surveying
services. Therefore, this pocket book concentrates on traditional quantity sur-
veyor skills, still so much in demand by clients and contractors alike, but which
have, during the past 20 years or so, not had the emphasis in training and
education that perhaps they warrant.
Quantity Surveyor’s Pocket Book PDF
Author(s): Duncan Cartlidge
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, Year: 2009