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The UK construction industry
Introduction to estimating
The invitation to tender
The estimating method
Tender procedure
Negotiated tender
Selective tendering for design and build
The cost of labour
The all-in hourly rate
The Working Rules
Estimating the cost of labour
Entitlement to basic and additional rates of pay (WR1)
Daily fare and travel allowance (WR5)
Refuelling, servicing, maintenance and repairs (WR11)
Guaranteed minimum weekly earnings (WR17)
Employer's Contributions for National Insurance
Employer's liability insurance
Construction Industry Training Board levy
Redundancy funding
Supervision: foremen, chargehands, gangers
Bonus, incentive and productivity schemes
Excess overtime allowance
Practical estimating
The plant rate
Life of plant
Hours worked per annum
Repairs and renewals
Tracks and tyres
Tender and contract documents (A11)
Description of the works (A13)
Employer's requirements
Contractor's cost items
Nominated subcontractors (A51)
Collection of example costs
Excavation and filling
Site preparation
Lifting turf for preservation
Excavation: general remarks
Hand excavation
Depth and throw
Soil conditions
Machine excavation
Ground water
Breaking out
Working space
Earthwork support
Disposal of water
Disposal of excavated material
Filling to excavations
Surface packing
Surface treatments
Concrete work
In situ concrete
Weights and volumes
Shrinkage in concrete mix
Costing for shrinkage
Mixer costs
Labour costs
Reinforcement for in situ concrete
Precast concrete
Brickwork and blockwork
Bricks per wall area
Common brickwork
Brickwork sundries
Facing brickwork
Jointing and pointing
Special brickwork
Roof coverings
Slate roofing
Tile roofing
Clay plain roof tiles
Concrete roofing tiles
Lead sheet coverings and flashings
Fixing accessories for external leadwork
Building-up rates
Woodwork carpentry: first fixings
Special requirements
Timber sizes and costs
Fastenings and adhesives
Labour constants
Examples of rates calculation
Woodwork joinery: second fixings and finishings
Structural steelwork and metalwork
Isolated structural metal members (G12)
Metal windows/rooflights/screens/louvres (L11)
Metal stairs/walkways/balustrades (L31)
Plumbing installations
All-in rates for pipe
Special tools
Labour costs and outputs
Copper pipework and fittings
Soil, waste and ventilation piping
Rainwater goods
Plastic water supply piping
Sanitary fittings
Water tanks and cylinders
Central heating systems
Cement/sand screeds
Granolithic screeds
Plastered and rendered coatings
Roughcast coatings
Metal mesh lathing
Fibrous plasterwork
Ceramic and quarry tiling
Estimating for glazing
Types of glass
Sealed multiple glazed units
Roof and wall glazing
Decorative papers and painting
Painting and clear finishing
Decorative papers
Excavating drainage trenches
Hand excavation of pipe trenches
Machine excavation of pipe trenches
Pipework: vitrified clay and uPVC
Beds and surrounds
Electrical work
Primary switchgear
Builder's work
Analogous rates
Elements of analogous rates
Interpretation of bills and schedules
Information technology
* Background
Project management
Data analysis
Tender strategy
The company plan
Tender policy
Risk and uncertainty
Cost of mortars, renders and fine aggregate screeds
Data for mortar costing
Manual costing
Spreadsheet costing
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Estimating for Builders & Surveyors

Estimating for Builders & Surveyors

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