Quantity Surveying Practice: The Nuts and Bolts (Paperback)

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Quantity Surveying Practice: The Nuts and Bolts (Paperback)


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Quantity Surveying Practice: The Nuts and Bolts is a practical guide to quantity surveying in building construction. Due to the increasing expectations of quality and performance from project clients, quantity surveyors must improve their professional skills to solve a variety of intricate problems and disputes confronting the demanding construction market. This practical book focuses on the basic concepts underlying the technical aspects of quantity surveying and contains many worked examples together with useful figures and real-life cases to help readers digest and understand the essentials and become better professionals as a result.

This book is organised and structured into seven chapters. Chapter 1 is about the estimation of construction costs. Chapter 2 gives an overview of tendering and tender documentation. Chapter 3 examines the procedure of tender examination and the approach to contract award. Chapter 4 reviews the whole process of an interim valuation from the submission of a payment application by the contractor to the issuance of an interim valuation by the quantity surveyor, identifying the key issues within the process. Chapter 5 examines the topic of construction claims. Chapter 6 addresses the cost control and monitoring in connection with construction projects. Chapter 7 is about dispute management and three commonly used dispute resolution mechanisms, namely mediation, adjudication and arbitration are introduced.

This book is essential reading for students on quantity surveying and construction management programmes, as well as the APC candidates pursuing the professional quantity surveying pathway. It is also a useful reference for practicing quantity surveyors.

Sr Chung Wai Calvin Keung PhD, FHKIS, FRICS Dr Keung practiced as a consultant quantity surveyor in Hong Kong before moving to academia in 2006. He is one of the core academic staff teaching quantity surveying and building information modelling (BIM) at the City University of Hong Kong. Dr Keung's current research interests include 5D BIM solutions and BIM-enabled virtual design and collaboration. Dr Keung was awarded the BIMers 2020 by the Construction Industry Council. Sr Kam Lan Daisy Yeung PhD, MHKIS, FRICSDr Yeung has taught at the City University of Hong Kong since 2002 and is currently the programme leader of the Bachelor of Science in Surveying. With over 20 years' experience of quantity surveying practice in the construction industry, Dr Yeung has worked for cost consultant fi rms, property developer companies and organisations in the public sector. Dr Yeung has conducted research in construction cost forecasting, construction contracts and cost control performance. Sr Sai On Cheung DSc, PhD, FHKIS, FRICSDr Cheung engaged in quantity surveying practice in both contracting and consultancy offices before joining the City University of Hong Kong in 1989. Dr Cheung is the subject leader for legal studies in the City University's Surveying programme and the head of the Construction Dispute Resolution Research Unit (CDRRU) of the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering. The CDRRU has conducted a series of successful research projects covering organisational issues in construction with a focus on construction disputes.
Product Details ISBN: 9781032073279
ISBN-10: 1032073276
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: December 30th, 2021
Pages: 150
Language: English