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Cost Management of Construction Projects

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ISBN-13:
9781118473801
Einband:
E-Book
Seiten:
336
Autor:
Donald Towey
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
E-Book
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The cost manager/quantity surveyor plays a pivotal role in thefinancial and contract management of construction projects,although the exact nature of the service they provide depends onthe project employer's terms of engagement. This can meanacting as consultant in a range of roles including cost andadvisory services for budget setting to initiate a project, costmanagement through the design and construction phases, contractadministration and acting as the client side project manager tooversee the entire building process.
Cost Management of Construction Projects focusses on thecost manager/quantity surveyor engaged by the project client, anddiscusses key elements that help drive project success includingmeasurement (based on the New Rules of Measurement published byRICS), procurement, cost planning, contract administration andproject cost management. With examples, it provides a thoroughguide to the role in the workplace and in the field, directlyaddressing the day to day situations faced by the costmanager/quantity surveyor.

Donald Towey MRICS has extensive experience of theconstruction industry. His experience began as an estimator with aglass/glazing contractor in Manchester. Following a number ofpositions with UK contractors he relocated to Australia and hasworked with a number of developers and main contractors, as well asdoing freelance work. He is currently working in contractsmanagement in Sydney.
Preface xi

1 Practice Procedures

1.1 Organisation and structure

1.2 Methods of appointment

1.3 Business development

2 RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM)

2.1 What is NRM?

2.2 RICS NRM2: Detailed measurement for building works

2.3 Taking off

2.4 Bill of quantities (BQ)

2.4.3 Cost centres

3 Pre-contract cost management

3.1 Cost planning

3.2 Plans of work

3.3 Development

3.4 Design influence on cost

3.5 Setting a budget

3.6 Early design development

3.7 Ongoing design development

3.8 Self-checking of design development

3.9 Action on variances

3.10 Final design proposals and production information

3.11 Cost planning accuracy

4 Procurement systems

4.1 Procurement definition

4.2 Meeting the client's objectives

4.3 Influencing reports and the need for change

4.3.3 Rethinking Construction (Egan)

4.4 Procurement routes

4.5 Appropriate procurement selection

5 Construction contracts

5.1 Freedom of contract and contract law

5.2 Construction contracts

5.3 Industrial standard forms of contract

5.4 Form recommendation

5.5 Pre-contract signing audit report

5.6 Commitment to commence

5.7 Project insurances

5.8 Project securities

5.9 Contract administration

6 Post-contract cost management

6.1 Professional appointment

6.2 Conflict management

6.3 Cost management

6.4 Insolvency

6.5 Client progress reports

6.6 Performance feedback

Further Reading

Index
Inhaltsangabe

Preface xi

1 Practice Procedures

1.1 Organisation and structure

1.2 Methods of appointment

1.3 Business development

2 RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM)

2.1 What is NRM?

2.2 RICS NRM2: Detailed measurement for building works

2.3 Taking off

2.4 Bill of quantities (BQ)

2.4.3 Cost centres

3 Pre-contract cost management

3.1 Cost planning

3.2 Plans of work

3.3 Development

3.4 Design influence on cost

3.5 Setting a budget

3.6 Early design development

3.7 Ongoing design development

3.8 Self-checking of design development

3.9 Action on variances

3.10 Final design proposals and production information

3.11 Cost planning accuracy

4 Procurement systems

4.1 Procurement definition

4.2 Meeting the client’s objectives

4.3 Influencing reports and the need for change

4.3.3 Rethinking Construction (Egan)

4.4 Procurement routes

4.5 Appropriate procurement selection

5 Construction contracts

5.1 Freedom of contract and contract law

5.2 Construction contracts

5.3 Industrial standard forms of contract

5.4 Form recommendation

5.5 Pre-contract signing audit report

5.6 Commitment to commence

5.7 Project insurances

5.8 Project securities

5.9 Contract administration

6 Post-contract cost management

6.1 Professional appointment

6.2 Conflict management

6.3 Cost management

6.4 Insolvency

6.5 Client progress reports

6.6 Performance feedback

Further Reading

Index

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