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Martin Brook, “Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work”
B.rth-He.nn | 2004 | ISBN: 0750686162 | 372 pages | File type: PDF | 1,8 mb
The job of the estimator is explained in detail at every key stage, from early cost studies, through the preparation of the estimate, to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. Each step is illustrated with examples and notes, and appropriate technical documentation.
Over recent years there have been significant developments in construction management, notably new procurement methods, greater emphasis on innovation and partnering, a greater reliance on cost planning as a methodology, and new developments in both industry and governmental reports and guidance.
This new and updated edition of a well-established textbook addresses each of these developments in turn, placing them firmly in the context of a thorough and easy to understand introduction to the roles of the estimator in preparing and winning tenders.
Estimators need to understand the consequences of entering into a contract, often defined by complex conditions and documents, as well as to appreciate the technical requirements of the project. “Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work” explains the job of the estimator through every key stage, from early cost studies to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. This new edition reflects recent developments in the field such as new tendering and procurement methods; the move from basic estimating to cost-planning and the greater emphasis placed on partnering and collaborative working. It also includes changes to pricing, rates, terminology and technology to bring the book completely up-to date. Clearly-written and illustrated with examples, notes and technical documentation, the book is ideal for students on construction-related courses needing to understand these essential processes or professionals beginning in industry.