Code of Estimating Practice by Mark The Chartered Institute of BuildingCode of Estimating Practice by Mark The Chartered Institute of Building

Code of Estimating Practice

byMark The Chartered Institute of Building

Paperback | July 20, 2009

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This code of practice, long established as a leading publication for the construction industry, provides an authoritative guide to essential principles and good practice in estimating for building work. The seventh edition includes new material on estimating strategy, tendering, procedures and best practice, as well as the build-up of unit rates of cost, overheads and profit, and e-commerce.
The Chartered Institute of Building, Ascot, Berkshire.
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Title:Code of Estimating PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 11.7 × 8.3 × 0.4 inPublished:July 20, 2009Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1405129719

ISBN - 13:9781405129718

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Table of Contents

1.0 Introduction; 1.1 Principles – including flow charts (including risk management0. current charts are process-oriented – these should be incorporated into Process Section; 1.2 Processes; 1.3 Contract Types – diagrammatic presentation of contract formats to distinguish between types, application and use; 2.0 Project appreciation; 2.1 Initial Review (24 hr overview of tendering, checking validity and decisions to tender – pre-qualification process).

2.2 Design Review (packaging job and gap analysis, Q&A exercises); 2.3 Site Investigation; 2.4 Clients requirements (method statements, CDM Regulations, selection criteria); 2.5 Project planning and programming (tender programme); 3.0 Procurement; 3.1 External Planning (engaging consultants); 3.2 Internal Planning (design & build, confidentiality re: bill sharing and breaches of tendering regulations); 4.0 Cost estimate; Planning; Preliminaries; Unit rates; Sub-contract prices; Project overheads; Provisional sums; Contractor design; Other approaches – Operational estimating – Analytical estimating; Compliance – Technical – Commercial; 5.0 Tender settlement; Estimators report and risks associated with this; Settlement – anticipated margin and tender figure; Tender submission – Tender strategy and examples – Non–compliant tenders – Alternative tenders – time/cost method - European Union rules and regulations – Clarifications/Qualifications; 6.0 Post-tender activities; Changes; Handover to delivery team; Period for acceptance of tendering; Feedback on tender results/performance; 7.0 Cost planning; Cost planning; Whole life-cycle cost planning (construction) – sustainability adding; PFI; Approximate quantities/estimating; 8.0 Contractual arrangements; Large projects; D&B – lump sum; Changes to process; Risks (for each contract); Package bids – relating to specialist contractors; Management – cost plus; Hybrid – partnering arrangements; 9.0 E-commerce; E-tendering; Receipt of information; Records; Submissions; Data Protection Act; E-bidding processes