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Measurement using the New Rules of Measurement

Measurement using the New Rules of Measurement

Sean D. C. Ostrowski

ISBN: 978-1-118-33301-3

Dec 2013

366 pages

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$64.00

Description

The RICS New Rules of Measurement mean that the construction industry now has a way of allowing a more consistent approach to the measurement and estimating of buildings from the start of a project, right through until the end, and beyond.

Measurement using the New Rules of Measurement offers comprehensive guidance on all the technical competencies concerned with measurement throughout the precontract stages and provides a full commentary to the NRM, with detailed and comprehensive examples of how to measure in accordance with this new prescriptive approach.

For both students and practitioners, the acquisition of technical competencies is by practice so this book offers step-by-step worked examples to follow as well as an exercise on each topic.

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Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

List of Drawings xiii

List of Tables xv

List of Diagrams xix

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations xxi

1 Introduction 1

1.1 Introduction 1

1.2 Standard methods of measurement 4

1.3 Contract documentation 7

2 A Practical Introduction to Measurement 9

2.1 A practical introduction to measurement 9

2.2 Measurement procedure 14

2.3 Self-assessment exercise: Protocols 18

3 Corners 19

3.1 Measurement information 19

3.2 Methodology 20

3.3 Practical application: Corners 21

3.4 Self-assessment exercise: Internal and external dimensions 27

4 Substructure 29

4.1 Measurement information 29

4.2 Technology 33

4.3 Practical application: Substructure to doctors’ surgery 36

4.4 Self-assessment exercise: Trench foundations 50

5 Basement 51

5.1 Measurement information 52

5.2 Technology 55

5.3 Practical application: Brick basement to adjacent building 56

5.4 Self-assessment exercise: Basement to offi ce building 65

6 Sloping Site 67

6.1 Measurement information 67

6.2 Technology 71

6.3 Practical application: Pair of houses 72

6.4 Self-assessment exercise: Grid of levels 88

7 Underpinning 89

7.1 Measurement information 90

7.2 Technology 93

7.3 Practical application: Underpinning to basement 95

7.4 Self-assessment exercise: Trench excavation 104

8 Reinforced Concrete Frame 105

8.1 Measurement information 105

8.2 Technology 108

8.3 Practical application: Reinforced concrete frame 109

8.4 Self-assessment exercise: Formwork 124

9 Brickwork 125

9.1 Measurement information 125

9.2 Technology 132

9.3 Practical application: Brickwork 133

9.4 Self-assessment exercise: Structural openings in brickwork 148

10 Openings, Doors and Windows 149

10.1 Measurement information 150

10.2 Technology 153

10.3 Practical application: Openings, doors and windows 154

10.4 Self-assessment exercise: Openings and doors 161

11 Flat Roofs 163

11.1 Measurement information 164

11.2 Technology 167

11.3 Practical application: Flat roof 168

11.4 Self-assessment exercise: Gutters 172

12 Pitched Roofs 173

12.1 Measurement information 174

12.2 Technology 176

12.3 Practical application: Pitched roof 177

12.4 Self-assessment exercise: Tiling to roof 185

13 Steelwork 187

13.1 Measurement information 187

13.2 Technology 189

13.3 Practical application: Agricultural building 190

13.4 Self-assessment exercise: Steelwork to pergola 196

14 Partitions 197

14.1 Measurement information 198

13.2 Technology 203

14.3 Practical application: Hostel first floor 205

14.4 Self-assessment exercise: Hostel ground floor 210

15 Curtain Walling 211

15.1 Measurement information 211

15.2 Technology 215

15.3 Practical application: Aircraft showroom gridline 1 216

15.4 Self-assessment exercise: Gridline A 218

16 Finishes 219

16.1 Measurement information 219

16.2 Technology 223

16.3 Practical application: Medical centre 223

16.4 Self-assessment exercise: Floor, wall and ceiling finishes 235

17 Drainage 237

17.1 Measurement information 237

17.2 Technology 240

17.3 Practical application: West wing 241

17.4 Self-assessment exercise: Drainage to patio and drive 254

18 Domestic Plumbing 255

18.1 Measurement information 255

18.2 Technology 261

18.3 Practical application: Penthouse hot and cold water and soil and waste pipework 262

18.4 Self-assessment exercise: Two bed house 274

19 Mechanical Services 275

19.1 Measurement information 275

19.2 Technology: Air conditioning 279

19.3 Practical application: Penthouse air conditioning 280

19.4 Self-assessment exercise: Ventilation 284

20 Electrical Services 285

20.1 Measurement information 285

20.2 Technology 288

20.3 Practical application: Penthouse small power 289

20.4 Self-assessment exercise: Lighting 292

21 External Works 293

21.1 Measurement information 294

21.2 Technology 297

21.3 Practical application: Retaining walls 298

21.4 Self-assessment exercise: Fencing 304

22 Preliminaries 305

22.1 Introduction 305

22.2 Overheads and profi t 314

22.3 Practical application: Schedule of preliminaries 314

22.4 Self-assessment exercise: Weekly costs 316

23 Computer Aided Taking Off 317

23.1 Introduction 317

23.2 Screen based learning 317

23.3 Practical application: Click by click guide to CATO 319

23.4 Self-assessment exercise: CATO 327

24 Preparation of Bills of Quantities 329

24.1 BQ preparation 329

24.2 Practical application: Abstract and BQ for reinforced concrete frame 331

24.3 Self-assessment exercise: Abstract and BQ for substructure 338

References 339

Index 341