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Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor.

Author: Allan Ashworth; Keith Hogg; Catherine Higgs
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 13th edView all editions and formats
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Historically employed to estimate and measure the likely material requirements for any building project, the role of the modern quantity surveyor is diverse, with a wide range of employers and geographical locations to match. Change continues to be a feature in quantity surveying practice, with the New Rules of Measurement, the RICS Black Book and Building Information Modelling (BIM) all adding to the already  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ashworth, Allan.
Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor.
Hoboken : Wiley, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Allan Ashworth; Keith Hogg; Catherine Higgs
ISBN: 9781118589953 1118589955
OCLC Number: 850208774
Notes: Performance bonds.
Description: 1 online resource (440 pages)
Contents: Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 The Work of the Quantity Surveyor; Introduction; A changing industry; Characteristics of the construction industry; Construction sectors; Building work; Building engineering services; Civil engineering; Heavy and industrial engineering; The role of the quantity surveyor; Traditional role; Evolved role; Developing role; Sustainability agenda; Skills, knowledge and understanding; What's in a name?; Discussion topic; References; Bibliography; 2 Education, Training and Employment; Introduction. Chronology of quantity surveying education 1960-2012Quantity surveyors in education; Partnership and accreditation; Non-cognate disciplines; Vocational experience and qualifications; Assessment of professional competence (APC); Continuing professional development (CPD); Construction Industry Council (CIC); Changing work patterns; Private and public practice; Private practice; Public service practice; Comparison of public and private practice; Contracting surveying; Relationships and the client's quantity surveyors; The professions; The built environment professions. The quantity surveying professionQuantity Surveying Institute (QSi); Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS); The future of the built environment professions; Role of the RICS; Discussion topic; References; Bibliography; 3 Organisation and Management; Introduction; Staffing; Private practice; Support services; Office organisation; General organisation; Specialist stationery; Reference books and information; Building costs records; Employer's responsibilities; Health and safety; Fire insurance; Employer's liability insurance; Public liability insurance. Professional indemnity insuranceMarketing; Corporate image; Public relations and marketing; Internet; Practice brochures; Presentations; Quality management; Quality and sustainability; Quality management systems; Quality of documentation; E-mail; Benchmarking and the QS; Time and cost management; Resource allocation; Individual time management; Staff time records; Progress charts; Developing staff and skills; Finance and accounts; The accounts; Profit and loss account; Balance sheet; Assets; Liabilities; Capital; Finance; Cash forecasting and budgeting; Books of account. Use of IT in accountingAnnual accounts/auditing; Introduction; Discussion topic; The need for benchmarking; What can benchmarking bring to the construction industry?; References; Bibliography; Websites; 4 The Quantity Surveyor and the Law; Introduction; The quantity surveyor and the client; Agreement for appointment; Responsibility for appointment; Responsibility for payment of fees; Amount and method of payment; Negligence; Death of the quantity surveyor; Death of the client; Collateral warranties; Relationship to terms of appointment; Materials; Assignment; Professional indemnity; Execution.

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Historically employed to estimate and measure the likely material requirements for any building project, the role of the modern quantity surveyor is diverse, with a wide range of employers and geographical locations to match. Change continues to be a feature in quantity surveying practice, with the New Rules of Measurement, the RICS Black Book and Building Information Modelling (BIM) all adding to the already dynamic environment in which the Quantity Surveyor operates. This new edition of Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor reflects that dynamic environment, addressing.

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