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Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying, 11th Edition



Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying, 11th Edition

Sandra Lee, William Trench, Andrew Willis

ISBN: 978-1-444-39808-3 March 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 360 Pages


Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying has become a standard text in the teaching of building measurement – a core part of the curriculum for quantity surveyors. Particularly in the latter editions it has eclipsed the other books on building measurement, partly because of the heritage, but mostly because of the logical approach and copious use of examples to guide the student.

The new 11th edition has been fully updated to recognise the introduction of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), which reflect the way the modern QS works and provide a standard set of measurement rules that are understandable by all those involved in a construction project.

Key features:

  • First published in 1935, has been used by many generations of quantity surveyors and lecturers
  • New edition fully updated to include the RICS new rules of measurement (NRM)
  • Many examples updated to reflect current QS practice
  • Revisers have extensive experience of teaching the subject through College of Estate Management courses
Preface ix

Acknowledgements x

Table of Examples xi

Abbreviations xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 The Use of the RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) 4

3 Detailed Measurement 12

4 Setting Down Dimensions 20

5 Alternative Systems 38

6 Applied Mensuration 45

7 General Rules for Taking-off 51

8 Substructures 67

9 Walls 98

10 Floors 123

11 Roofs 134

12 Internal Finishes 169

13 Windows and Doors 182

14 Reinforced Concrete Structures 207

15 Structural Steelwork 221

16 Plumbing 231

17 Drainage 255

18 External Works 272

19 Demolitions, Alterations and Renovations 287

20 Preliminaries/Preambles 297

21 Bill Preparation 303

Appendix Mathematical Formulae and Applied Mensuration 321

Index 341