ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

STANDARD METHOD OF MEASUREMENT FOR BUILDING ELEMENTS

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2001 EDITION

ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT

STANDARD METHOD OF MEASUREMENT FOR BUILDING ELEMENTS

2001 EDITION
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INDEX

INTRODUCTION 01 02

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PRELIMINARIES ................................................................ SUBSTRUCTURE ................................................................ FN - Foundations ..............................................................

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SUPERSTRUCTURE ........................................................... SC SO - Structure (Reinforced Concrete) ............................... - Structure (Other) ......................................................

EW - External Walls (Non-structural) ............................... WD - Windows and External Doors ................................... CW - Curtain Walling ........................................................ IP ID IF EF FF SV BB BP - Internal Partitions .................................................... - Internal Doors .......................................................... - Internal Finishes ...................................................... - External Finishes ...................................................... - Fittings and Fixtures ................................................ - Plumbing Services .................................................... - Builder’s Work in Connection with Services ............ - Builder’s Profit and Attendance on Mechanical & Electrical Services ....................................................

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... (ii) ................... SI SF PI CS ........................................................................................................ 07 STORES..........Air-conditioning ................................................................... .....................04 MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES .. .......... ..............................................................................................................................Low Voltage (LV) Cubicle Switchboards Installation............Building Automation .....................External Works ....... GS FE ........ .. ..................Government Stores ....................Broadcast Reception Installation… … … … … … … … … ...............................................................................Furniture and Equipment ....................................................... ..Fire Services ........ .................. CY ...............Site Formation ..................Gas Installation ...................................................Other Specialist Services ........Piling ................ .............................................. 22 22 25 26 27 28 29 33 34 37 38 39 40 40 43 45 45 46 47 48 49 49 50 51 51 53 53 05 EXTERNAL WORKS AND DRAINAGE ................... 06 SITE DEVELOPMENT .... ............... 08 CONSULTANT’S FEES .. EE SB GE UP CB AC TG FS MS BA SP ...........................Diesel Generating Sets Installation… … … … … … … … .....Caissons ....................... ....................... 09 CONTINGENCY ...............Contingency .......Drainage ............ ... XW DR ..................................................................Consultant’s Fees .........Uninterruptible Power Supply System… … … … … … … ..Electrics ........................................Site Investigation . CF ......... FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT . ..............Horizontal and Vertical Movement Systems ................................... ................................................................................................................

The GBC represents the cost of the structure above and below ground. consultant’s fees and a contingency are added to calculate the GROSS PROJECT COST [GPC]. become the GROSS BUILDING COST [GBC]. However certain site development and external works costs need to be included and these are added to the GBC to compute the NET PROJECT COST [NPC]. (iii) .INTRODUCTION This booklet contains the rules of measurement for the standard set of building elements to be used on Architectural Services Department building projects. THE PROJECT COST MODEL The Project Cost Model on page (iv) shows how the total project cost is built up from those costs relating to the normal main contract (NET BUILDING COST [NBC]) which. when added to the mechanical & electrical services cost. The costs of government stores. furniture and equipment.

Contingency GROSS PROJECT COST (iv) .Preliminaries plus 02 .The Project Cost Model 01 .Consultant’s Fees plus 09 .Substructure plus 03 .Stores.Mechanical & Electrical Services GROSS BUILDING COST plus 05 .Superstucture NET BUILDING COST plus 04 .External Works & Drainage plus 06 . Furniture & Equipment plus 08 .Site Development NET PROJECT COST plus 07 .

Upper Floors. Structural Walls.CFA CFA is the area to be used in describing the amount of building works completed. Definition of Construction Floor Area . architrave. pipe and drain ducts. lift wells. Within each element group there are various elements. generally. including basements. RULES OF MEASUREMENT Generally To standardise the preparation of cost analyses. The definition is not intended to be restrictive but if used with the section indicating ‘exclusions’. stair wells. Each element represents a function of the building or its environs. etc. M2. Areas of bay windows are also included. landscaped areas and the like. A full list of sub-elements is given in Table 1. This is the sum of all areas at all floor levels. These are shown in the previous Project Cost Model and again in the Project Element Cost Model on page (vi). some elements are further divided into sub-elements. and measured over all partitions. then it is not too difficult to identify the appropriate element for a particular work item. decorative feature projections beyond the outer face of external walls such as fins. Roof. balconies and enclosed rooftop structures. (v) . mezzanine floors. internal or external structures and load-bearing walls. Also excluded are uncovered trafficable roof areas such as external playgrounds.e.THE ELEMENT COST MODEL Each project cost is broken down into nine element groups. For example the Structure element is divided into Frame. Those elements given a measurement unit of ITEM assume that a lump sum value will be allocated. cable riser shafts and the like. columns.g. party walls. This permits cost significant parts of the element to be monitored in some details. M3. i. M etc. escalator openings. Each element/sub-element is given a measurement unit for easy cost identification. measurement rules are provided. On the other hand all other measurement units. solar shading devices and the like shall be excluded from the calculation of CFA. the main building line. thereby making it unnecessary to lay down measurement rules. There are thirty six basic elements representing the major cost centres of the total project. To allow finer control over the apportionment of cost. For exclusions. e. measured to the outer face of the external walls including its external cladding.. have been given measurement rules which reflect the complexity of the measurement item. There is also a ‘definition’ describing the various works which fall into each element/sub-element.

The Project Element Cost Model 01 PRELIMINARIES PR Preliminaries G R O S N E T B U P G R O S S R O J E C T C P R O J E C T C O S T O S T I L D I N G S N E T B U I L D I N G C O S T 02 SUBSTRUCTURE FN Foundations 03 SUPERSTRUCTURE SC Structure (Reinforced Concrete) SO Structure (Other) EW External Walls (Non-structural) WD Windows and External Doors CW Curtain Walling IP IF Internal Partitions Internal Finishes ID Internal Doors EF External Finishes FF Fittings and Fixtures SV Plumbing Services BB Builders Work in Connection with Services BP Builders Profit and Attendance on M & E Services 04 M & E SERVICES EE Electrics SB Low Voltage Cubicle Switchboard GE Diesel Generating Sets UP Uninterruptible Power Supply CB Broadcast Reception AC Air-conditioning TG GAS FS Fire Services MS Horizontal & Vertical Movement Systems BS Building Automation SP Other Specialist Services C O S T 05 EXTERNAL WORKS & DRAINAGE XW External Works DR Drainage 06 SITE DEVELOPMENT SI PI Site Investigation Piling SF Site Formation CS Caissons 07 STORES. FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT GS Government Stores FE Furniture & Equipment 08 CONSULTANTS FEES CF Consultants Fees 09 CONTINGENCY CY Contingency (vi) .

Table 1 Standard List of Elements and Sub-Elements Major Cost Code NET BUILDING COST Minor Cost Code 01 PRELIMINARIES 02 SUBSTRUCTURE Element PR PRELIMINARIES FN Foundations Sub-Element FNSE FNBW FNGF FNSU SCFF SCRF SCUF SCSW SCSL SCBR SCSU SOFF SORF SOUF SOSW SOSL SOBR SOSU Structural Elements Basements Ground Floor Slabs Foundation Sundries Frame (RC) Roofs (RC) Upper Floors (RC) Structural Walls (RC) Stairs & Landings (RC) Balustrades & Handrails (RC) Structure Sundries (RC) Frame (Other) Roofs (Other) Upper Floors (Other) Structural Walls (Other) Stairs & Landings (Other) Balustrades & Handrails (Other) Structure Sundries (Other) 03 SUPERSTRUCTURE SC Structure (RC) SO Structure (Other) EW External Walls (non-structural) WD Windows & External Doors CW Curtain Walling IP ID IF Internal Partitions Internal Doors Internal Finishes IFWF IFFF IFCF IFSF IFBF IFSU EFRF EFWF EFFF EFCF EFSF EFBF Wall Finishes Floor Finishes Ceiling Finishes Stair Finishes Balustrade & Handrail Finishes Internal Finishes Sundries Roof Finishes Wall Finishes (External) Floor Finishes (External) Ceiling Finishes (External) Stair Finishes (External) Balustrade & Handrail Finishes (External) EFSU FF SV Fittings and Fixtures Plumbing Services SVRW SVSF SVSW SVCW SVHW SVFW SVFF SVRD SVSU Rainwater Installations Sanitary Fittings Soil & Waste Installations Cold Water Installations Hot Water Installations Flushing Water Installations Fire Fighting Installations Refuse Disposal Plumbing Services Sundries External Finishes Sundries EF External Finishes (vii) .

BB BP BWIC with Services Builders Profit & Attendance on M & E Services GROSS BUILDING COST 04 MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES EE Electrics EEML EEMD EELP EECC EEOS Incoming Mains Main & Submain Lighting & Power Call Bell System Electrical Works Associated with Other Services EETT EEPR EEEB EEGS EESU Trunking & Tray Lightning Protection Earthing & Bonding Items Supplied by Government Electrical Sundries SB Low Voltage (LV) Cubicle Switchboards SBSI LV Cubicle Switchboards Installation SBSU LV Cubicle Switchboards Installation Sundries GE Diesel Generating Sets GESI Diesel Generating Sets Installation GESU Diesel Generating Sets Installation Sundries UP Uniterruptible Power Supply UPSI Uninterruptible Power Supply System UPSU Uninterruptible Power Supply System Sundries CB Broadcast Reception CBSI Broadcast Reception Installation CBSU Broadcast Reception Installation Sundries (viii) .

AC Air-conditioning ACCH Chilled Water System ACCW Condenser Water System ACHW Heating Water System ACSC ACFO Steam & Condensate System Fuel Oil System ACWT Water Treatment ACAC Air Handling & Distribution System ACCD ACUA Condensate Drain System Unitary Air Conditioning System ACCR Cold Rooms ACMV Mechanical Ventillation System ACSV ACKE ACSE ACEC ACSU Staircase Ventilation System Kitchen Exhaust System Special Exhaust System Electrical & Control System Air-conditioning Sundries TG Gas FS Fire Service FSHH FSSS FSGE FSAV FSAD Fire Hydrant & Hosereel System Sprinkler System Gaseous Extinguishing System Audio/Visual Advisory System Automatic Fire Alarm & Detection System FSPA Portable Hand-operated Appliances FSES FSCS FSSU Electricity Supply Control System Fire Service Sundries (ix) .

MS Horizontal & Vertical Movement Systems MSLF MSCO MSES Lifts Conveyors Escalators BA Building Automation SP Other Specialist Services SPKE SPOS SPME Kitchen Equipment Other Specialist Installations Mechanical Plant & Equipment Site Preparation Retaining Structures Site Enclosures & Divisions NET PROJECT COST 05 EXTERNAL WORKS & DRAINAGE XW External Works XWSP XWRS XWSE XWRO Roads & Pavings XWHL Hard Landscaping XWSL XWFE XWES Soft Landscaping Fittings & Equipment External Services XWUC Unility Connections XWAN Ancillary Structures DR Drainage DRSW Soil & Surface Water DRMH Manholes DRST DRCH DRCP DRDC Sewage Treatment Channels Catchpits Drainage Connections 06 SITE DEVELOPMENT SI Site Investigation SF Site Formation PI Piling PISP PIPP Sheet Piling Driven or Bored Piling CS Caissons CSCP CSCW Caisson Piling Caisson Contiguous Walls GROSS PROJECT COST 07 STORES. FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT GS Government Stores GSBY GSBZ Building Stores M & E Services Stores FE Furniture & Equipment FECL FEDA Client Department Domestic Appliances 08 CONSULTANT’S FEES CF Consultant’s Fees CFGX CFAR CFST CFBS CFQS CFOO Geotechnical Consultants Architectural Consultants Structural Consultants Building Services Consultants Quantity Surveying Consultants Other Specialist Consultants 09 CONTINGENCY CY Contingency (x) .

All contractor’s preliminary costs not otherwise included in the unit rates.Preliminaries M2 Construction floor area .PRELIMINARIES Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : PR .GROUP ELEMENT : 01 . 1 .measured overall to the outer face of external wall.

finishes etc. including excavation. Ground floor and lowest basement slabs. upper suspended basement slabs. Lowest basement slabs to be included with ground floor slabs (see FNGF).Basements M3 Volume of basement measured to outside face of the external wall. lift and escalator pits including bulk excavation. Pile caps. Service ducts (see FNSU). membranes. hardcore filling.Foundations M2 Site area of building at ground floor level . Definition : Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FNGF . reinforcement and formwork. concrete.measured overall to the outer face of external wall. columns etc. the top side of the basement cover slab and the underside of the basement ground floor slab. in basements and finishes to the ground floor slab. Including diaphragm walls and barrettes.GROUP ELEMENT : 02 . tie beams. are to be included in the appropriate superstructure element.Ground floor slabs M2 Area measured overall to the outer face of external wall. Includes thickening out for non-structural walls. external walls. finishes etc. ground beams. Internal partitions. suspended slabs. Work below and including ground floor slab. Definition : Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules : : : FNBW . Basements. Ground beams (see FNSE). concrete. Exclusions : 2 . tanking and filling around external walls. Internal partitions. including reduce level excavation.SUBSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules : : : FN .measured overall to the outer face of external wall.Structural Elements M2 Site area of building at ground floor level . blinding. reinforcement and formwork. Definition Exclusions : : Sub-Element Unit Rules : : : FNSE . structural walls. Upper basement floor slabs (see SCUF).

Underpinning and all temporary support.SUBSTRUCTURE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ _ Element : FN . FNSU .Foundation Sundries ITEM Exclusions : 3 . reinforcement and formwork.Foundations cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : Service ducts including excavation. concrete.GROUP ELEMENT : 02 .

constructed in reinforced concrete. Floor support beams (see SCFF).Structure (Reinforced Concrete) M2 Construction floor area .measured overall to the outer face of external wall. All structural elements of the building above ground floor slab. Includes pre-cast concrete units. mezzanine floors. Portal frames. formwork. Parapet wall (see SCSW).SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SC . Exclusions : 4 .measured overall on plan to outer face of external wall. Includes pre-cast concrete units. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SCFF . fair faced formwork finishes.Upper Floors (Reinforced Concrete) M2 Area measured overall to the outer face of external wall. rainwater gutters.measured overall to the outer face of external wall.Frame (Reinforced Concrete) M2 Construction floor area . Steel structures. Includes pre-cast concrete units.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . fins and projections where part of columns and beams including reinforcement. rainwater gutter. Roof slabs. brick structures and infill walls. Definition : Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SCUF . formwork. verge or eaves.Roof (Reinforced Concrete) M2 Gross roof area . fair faced formwork finishes. Suspended floors. Concrete casing to steel framed buildings (see SOFF). verge or eaves upstand kerbs including reinforcement. fair faced formwork finishes. formwork. balcony floors including reinforcements. Columns and beams. upper basement suspended floors. timber and other types of structure. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules : : : SCRF .

Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SCBR . intermediate landings. stair enclosures at roof level and water tanks. including planter boxes and window boxes. fins and projections where part of columns and beams. formwork. formwork. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SCSU .Balustrades & Handrails (Reinforced Concrete) M Measured the length on plan of the balustrade or handrail.Structure (Reinforced Concrete) cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SCSW .Stairs & Landings (Reinforced Concrete) M2 Measured the gross plan area at each level including intermediate landings. machine rooms. Structural walls. Landings at floor levels (see SCUF). Expansion joints. Stair slabs.Structure Sundries (Reinforced Concrete) ITEM Sundry items. treads. Includes pre-cast concrete sundries. lift shaft walls. balcony and parapet walls. infill panel walls and other non-structural walls (see EW & IP). risers. fair faced formwork finishes.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . Includes balustrades and handrails to stairs and other locations. Penthouses. Includes precast concrete units.Structural Walls (Reinforced Concrete) M2 Measured the actual area of structural wall between columns. fair faced formwork finishes. Includes pre-cast concrete units. fins and projections including reinforcement. Columns.SUPERSTRUCTURE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ _ Element : SC . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SCSL . Exclusions : 5 . strings and aprons including reinforcement.

timber or other materials (excluding reinforced concrete). Exclusions : 6 . masonry or other materials (excluding reinforced concrete).Structure (Other) M2 Construction floor area . For timber: joists and rafters (see SOUF & SORF).measured overall to the outer face of external wall. Finishes. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules : : : SORF . piers and arches. reinforcement.Roof (Other) M2 Gross roof area . beams and trusses including concrete or other fire protection. Proprietary floors including concrete topping. Structural walls of steel.measured overall on plan to outer face of external wall. Portal frames. For structural steel: columns. For timber or other roofs: timber board or other sheet or proprietary roof covering to be included in the relevant finishes section (see EFRF).SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SO .measured overall to the outer face of external wall. formwork. Non-structural walls.Frame (Other) M2 Construction floor area .Structural Walls (Other) M2 Measured the actual area of structural wall between columns. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SOFF . Reinforced concrete structure (see SC). Definition Exclusions : : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SOUF . balcony floors. fair faced formwork finishes. unless part of a proprietary system.Upper Floors (Other) M2 Area measured overall to the outer face of external wall. For timber: posts.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . constructed in materials other than reinforced concrete. Suspended floors. beams and trusses. All structural elements of the building above ground floor slab. timber or other material (excluding reinforced concrete). verge or eaves. For brick/masonry: columns. Roofs of steel. mezzanine floors. timber. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SOSW . of steel. brick.

Includes balustrades and handrails to stairs and other locations.SUPERSTRUCTURE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ _ Element : SO . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SOSU .Balustrades and Handrails (Other) M Measured the length on plan of the balustrade or handrail.Structure Sundries (Other) ITEM Roof lights and lantern lights including framing and glass. Includes treads. strings and aprons. Landings at floor level and finishes. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SOBR . Exclusions : 7 .GROUP ELEMENT : 03 .Stairs and Landings (Other) M2 Measured the gross plan area at each level including intermediate landings. risers. intermediate landings. Reinforced concrete stairs and landings (see SCSL).Structure (Other) cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SOSL . Includes other structure sundries (excluding reinforced concrete). Reinforced concrete balustrades and handrails (see SCBR).

Includes all non-structural external walls. Exclusions : 8 .SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EW . cladding. balcony and parapet walls (other than in reinforced concrete). infill panel walls.External Walls (Non-structural) M2 Measured the actual area of external wall between columns. Curtain walling. CW & EFWF). Finishes (see WD.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . Windows and external doors.

Windows and External Doors M2 Measured the gross area of windows and external doors.SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : WD . Finishes to reveals. curtain tracks and pelmets (see CW & FF). Roller shutter doors and folding doors. fixings. decoration and other associated works. Exclusions : 9 . louvres. trimmings. curtains. Curtain walling. ironmongery. Windows and external doors including all glass. venetian blinds.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 .

Curtain walling including all glass. fixings. ironmongery. decoration and other associated works. louvres. panelling.SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules : : : CW . doors.Curtain Walling M2 Measured the gross area of wall covering including all openings in the same system. trimmings.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . Definition : Exclusions : 10 .

GROUP ELEMENT : 03 .Internal Partitions M2 Measured the gross area of internal partitions between columns over door openings and borrowed lights. Non-structural internal walls and partitions including glazed screens. Liftshaft walls other than reinforced concrete. Folding or sliding doors forming partitions. proprietary toilet and shower cubicles including doors to same. demountable partitions. Fire stops and sound barriers in ceiling spaces (see IFCF).SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules : : : IP . 11 . roller shutters (see ID). Wall finishes (see IFWF). Definition : Exclusions : Internal doors with fanlights and/or sidelights including doors n i demountable partitions.

partitions etc. (see IP). finishes. panels over doors (door sets) and ironmongery. roller shutter doors. Measured the total number of doors. fire doors. Doors to proprietary toilet and shower cubicles. strongroom doors. sidelights. architraves. All internal doors including frames. Folding and sliding doors. glazing. Doors to fittings and fixtures (see FF). fanlights.Internal Doors Nr.SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ID .GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . Exclusions : 12 . wall hatches and duct doors.

linings. Includes all necessary preparatory work (e. expansion joints. matwells. Integral skirtings (see IFFF). Exclusions : 13 . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : IFCF . Finishes to balustrades and handrails (see IFBF). integral skirtings (i.Wall Finishes M2 Measured the actual area of wall finish. fire stops and sound barriers in ceiling spaces together with framing. ceilings access panels. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : IFFF . plasterbeads. risers and intermediate landings.g. tiles. Includes plaster. Finishes to demountable partitions (see IP).Internal Finishes M2 Measured the actual area of internal finish. Soffits of stairs and intermediate landings (see IFSF). cornices.SUPERSTRUCTURE IF . spatterdash). Finishes to stairwell walls. insulation and grounds behind linings and other decorations. insulation and grounds behind linings. False floors laid over structural floors (e.Floor Finishes M2 Measured the actual area of floor finish.g. same material as floor finish). Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : IFWF . Includes screeds. skirtings.GROUP ELEMENT Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : : 03 .e. Stair finishes to treads. stops and the like. and decoration. ceiling and beam linings. surface finishes. threshold and junction strips.Ceiling Finishes M2 Measured the actual area of ceiling finish. Includes suspended ceilings. Cornices (see IFCF). dado rails and the like. framings and supports. computer flooring).

Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : IFBF .Internal Finishes cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : IFSF . strings and aprons. and soffits of stairs and landings. Finishes to balustrading and handrails including both sides and top of balustrading. landings. IFSU .GROUP ELEMENT : 03 .Stair Finishes M2 Measured the gross plan area at each level including intermediate landings. Finishes to treads and risers including nosings.Balustrade & Handrail Finishes M2 Measured the actual area of balustrade and handrail finish. Exclusions Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : : Includes finishes to art works and the like.Internal Finishes Sundries ITEM 14 .SUPERSTRUCTURE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : IF . Finishes to landings at floor levels (see IFFF) and to stairwell walls (see IFWF).

balcony or deck is used for foot traffic and the like (see EFFF). on external walls (see EFWF). flashings. Finishes to roofs.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . balconies and decks where exposed to foot traffic and the like. Finishes to external soffits. and decoration. Finishes to soffits of projecting fins. balcony soffits and the like. planters etc. balconies and decks including coverings. expansion joints. screeds and insulation. 15 .Floor Finishes (External) M2 Measured the actual area of floor finish. Complete weather-proof covering to all types of roofs. dado rails and the like. Tile or other types of finish placed on top of the water-proofing when roof. skirtings. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EFRF . Skirtings. sheetings.Roof Finishes M2 Measured the actual area of roof finish. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EFWF .Wall Finishes (External) M2 Measured the actual area of wall finish. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : EFCF . stops and the like.External Finishes M2 Measured the actual area of external finish. balconies and decks (see EFRF). spatterdash). Weather-proofing to roofs.SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EF .Ceiling Finishes (External) M2 Measured the actual area of ceiling finish. Includes finishes to all fins and other features including both sides and top of balcony and parapet walls. plasterbeads. Includes all necessary preparatory work (e.g. gutters. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : EFFF .

landings.Stair Finishes (External) M2 Measured the gross plan area at each level including intermediate landings.SUPERSTRUCTURE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : EF . aprons and soffits of stairs and landings. Finishes to landings at floor levels (see EFFF) and to stairwell walls (see EFWF).External Finishes Sundries ITEM Includes finishes to art works and the like. strings. Finishes to balustrading and handrails including both sides and top of balustrading.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 .External Finishes cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EFSF .Balustrade & Handrail Finishes (External) M2 Measured the actual area of balustrade and handrail finish. 16 . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EFBF . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : EFSU . Finishes to treads and risers including nosings.

projection screens. towel rails. cupboards. benches and seating. fixed desks. lockers.Fittings and Fixtures M2 Construction floor area . counters. EE. sinks. Includes wardrobes. hose reel cabinets. storage racks and the like. AC. Electrical fittings (see EEEL). shelving units. cloakroom fittings.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . vanitory and bench units. All finishes. Sanitary fittings (see SVSF). notice boards. Services to fittings and fixtures (see SV. Cat ladders. mirrors. FS & SP).SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FF . bars. chalkboards.measured overall to the outer face of external wall. cat walks and the like. TG. curtain track and pelmets. shelving. Exclusions : 17 .

sanitary fittings and waste plumbing.Rainwater Installation M Measured the gross length of all rainwater pipes and gutters.Soil and Waste Installation Nr. Includes all types of pipes. The total number of sanitary fittings. The total number of individual soil sanitary fittings. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVCW . 18 .measured overall to the outer face of external wall.Cold Water Installation Nr. support systems. basins. Water supply services. Site mains (see XWES). Includes all types of pipes. Special kitchen equipment (see SPKE). Integral roof gutters (see SCRF & EFRF). urinals. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVSW .SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SV . complete with taps. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SVSF . traps. water connections (see XWUC) and concrete roof tanks (see SCSU). fittings and fixings.Plumbing Services M2 Construction floor area . including rainwater and refuse disposal. WCs. cisterns etc. Eaves gutters and down pipes. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVRW . support systems.Sanitary Fittings Nr.GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . The total number of individual outlets. fittings and fixings. Sanitary fittings including sinks.

Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVRD . Alarm systems (see FS). Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVFW . The total number of individual outlets. The total number of individual outlets.Plumbing Services Sundries ITEM Includes connecting client provided appliances and the like. Feeds to hose reels etc. support systems.Fire Fighting Installation ITEM The main riser to the roof tanks.Refuse Disposal Nr.Hot Water Installation Nr. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVFF . fittings and fixings.SUPERSTRUCTURE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : SV . 19 . fittings and fixings. Refuse chutes.Flushing Water Installation Nr. support systems. Measured the total number of refuse disposal hoppers. Hose reel cabinets (see FF).Plumbing Services cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVHW .GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . Includes all types of pipes. (see FS). fittings and fixtures. Includes all types of pipes. Sprinkler system. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SVSU .

Water tanks (see SCSU).Builder’s Work in Connection with Services Item All items required to be carried out by the builder as a direct result of a services or specialist services installation. Exclusions : 20 .GROUP ELEMENT : 03 . All holes. External services trenches (see XWES). Service ducts below ground floor slab (see FNSU). and the like. Painting on pipes. pipe sleeves. etc.SUPERSTRUCTURE Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : BB .

SUPERSTRUCTURE BP .Builder’s Profit & Attendance on Mechanical & Electrical Services ITEM Unit Rules Definition : : : Sum required by builder for profit and attendance on nominated subcontractors and separate contracts.GROUP ELEMENT Element : : 03 . Exclusions : 21 .

GROUP ELEMENT Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : : 04 . Includes for all works in connection with incoming electricity supply. Utility connections (see XWUC).Main & Submain Nr. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : EEML . Builder’s work (see BB & BP). cables. Exclusions : 22 .Incoming Mains kVA Total maximum designed capacity of the incoming mains.Electrics ITEM Includes for all works associated with the supply of electrical power. Utility connections (see XWUC). Measured the total number of local distribution boards. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EEMD . cabling facilities. Builder's work (see BB & BP). switchgears and distribution boards.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES EE . Includes for all works for the distribution of electricity from the main low voltage switchboard to submain and final circuit distribution boards or equipment including busbar trunkings. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Additionally those works involved with the provision of call bell system and lightning protection system.

cable ladders. conduits and outlet boxes. Builder's work (see BB & BP). EELP .GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . public address system.Lighting and Power Item Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : EECC – Call Bell System Nr.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : EE . trays. cables and cabling facilities .Electrical Works associated with Other Services Nr Measured the total number of outlet points Includes for all works associated with the installation of cabling facilities for other trades such as telephone and PABX system. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EETT . Builder's work (see BB & BP).Trunking and Tray ITEM Includes for all works associated with the installation of cabling facilities associated with more than one system including the installation of trunkings. ducts. Measured the total number of outlet points. power points. Exclusions : 23 .Electrics cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : Includes for all works for the installation of lighting points. ducts. luminaires. Includes for all works associated with the installation of call bell system Builder's work (see BB & BP). accessories and electrical appliances including trunkings. CCTV system including the installation of trunkings. cable ladders. conduits and outlet boxes. trays. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EEOS .

fabricated composite support structure. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : EEGS . provision of mock-ups and/or prototypes.Electrics Sundries ITEM Includes for all miscellaneous work associated with the electrical installation including marking the position of holes.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : EE .measured overall to the outer face of external wall. Exclusions : 24 . tuition of Employer's staff. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EEEB .Earthing and Bonding ITEM Includes for all works associated with the installation of earthing and bonding system including equipotential bonding and earth electrodes. Includes for all works associated with the installation of lightning protection system including air termination. provision of manuals. mortices.Electrics cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EEPR . supply conduit and cable sleeves for fixing by other trades.Items Supplied by Government ITEM Includes for all works associated with the fixing only of the items supplied by government.GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : EESU . testing and commissioning. maintenance service other than that require under the defects liability as stipulated in the General Conditions of Contract. chases and the like in the structure. "as fitted” drawings and design drawings. preparation of working drawings.Lightning Protection M2 Roof area . Builder's work (see BB & BP). down conductors and earth electrodes. Builder's work (see BB & BP). and fire stopping. Builder's work (see BB & BP). builder’s work drawings.

and fire stopping. tuition of Employer’s staff . testing and commissioning. Utility connection (see XWUC). chases and the like in the structure. Includes for all work in connection with the low voltage cubicle switchboards. preparation of working drawings.GROUP ELEMENT Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : : 04 . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SBSI – LV Cubicle Switchboards Installation Ampere Total maximum current carrying capacity of the switchboards. Exclusions : 25 . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SBSU – LV Cubicle Switchboards Installation Sundries ITEM Includes for all miscellaneous work associated with the low voltage cubicle switchboards installation including marking the position of holes. maintenance service other than require under the defects lia bility as stipulated in the General Conditions of Contract. builders’ work drawings. Builder’s work (see BB & BP). Builder’s work (see BB & BP). Utility connection (see XWUC). provision of mock-ups and/or prototypes. “as fitted” drawings and design drawings.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES SB – Low Voltage (LV) Cubicle Switchboards ITEM Includes for all work and sundry items in connection with the low voltage cubicle switchboards. Builder’s work (see BB & BP). supply conduit and cable sleeves for fixing by other trades. earthing and bonding. provision of manuals. mortices.

Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : GESU – Diesel Generating Sets Sundries ITEM Includes for all miscellaneous work associated with diesel generator sets installation including marking the position of holes. preparation of working drawings.GROUP ELEMENT Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : : 04 . Includes for all work associated with the diesel generator sets installation. mortices. maintenance service other than require under the defects liability as stipulated in the General Conditions of Contract. Exclusions : 26 . Builder’s work (see BB& BP). chases and the like in the structure. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : GESI – Diesel Generating Sets Installation KVA Total maximum designed capacity of the diesel generator sets. tuition of Employer’s staff . “as fitted” drawings and design drawings. provision of mock-ups and/or prototypes. supply conduit and cable sleeves for fixing by other trades. testing and commissioning. builders’ work drawings. Builder’s work (see BB & BP). Builder’s work (see BB& BP).MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES GE – Diesel Generating Sets ITEM Includes for all work associated with the diesel generator sets installation and sundry items. earthing and bonding. and fire stopping. provision of manuals.

Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : UPSI – Uninterruptible Power Supply System KVA Total maximum designed capacity of the uninterruptible power supply equipment. builders’ work drawings. Builder’s work (see BB & BP).MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES UP – Uninterruptible Power Supply ITEM Includes for all work and sundry items associated with the installation of uninterruptible power supply system. Builder’s work (see BB & BP). Includes for all work associated with the installation of uninterruptible power supply system. and fire stopping. preparation of working drawings.GROUP ELEMENT Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : : 04 . testing and commissioning. Exclusions : 27 . chases and the like in the structure. supply conduit and cable sleeves for fixing by other trades. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : UPSU – Uninterruptible Power Supply System Sundries ITEM Includes for all miscellaneous work associated with uninterruptible power supply system installation including marking the position of holes. earthing and bonding. Builder’s work (see BB & BP). provision of mock-ups and/or prototypes. “as fitted” drawings and design drawings. tuition of Employer’s staff . provision of manuals. mortices. maintenance service other than require under the defects liability as stipulated in the General Conditions of Contract.

GROUP ELEMENT Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : : 04 . tuition of Employer’s staff. Builder’s work (see BB & BP). testing and commissioning. provision of manuals. Builder’s work (see BB & BP). Includes for all work associated with the installation of broadcast reception system. maintenance service other than require under the defects liability as stipulated in the General Conditions of Contract. supply conduit and cable sleeves for fixing by other trades. builders’ work drawings. Measured the total number of service points. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CBSI – Broadcast Reception Installation Nr. : Builder’s work (see BB & BP). “as fitted” drawings and design drawings. Exclusions 28 . earthing and bonding. chases and the like in the structure.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES CB – Broadcast Reception ITEM Includes for all work and sundry items associated with the installation of broadcast reception system. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : CBSU – Broadcast Reception Installation Sundries ITEM : Includes for all miscellaneous work associated with broadcast reception installation including marking the position of holes. provision of mock-ups and/or prototypes. preparation of working drawings. and fire stopping. mortices.

insulation. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACCW . fittings and valves. all pipework. Builder's work (see BB & BP). calorifiers. fan motors. fittings. water pumps. valves and insulation.Chilled Water System kW Measured the total cooling capacity of chillers. Includes for all works associated with the heating water system including hot water boilers.Condenser Water System kW Measured the total heat rejection capacity of condensers. Includes for all works associated with the condenser water system including condensers. water pumps. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACCH .Air Conditioning ITEM Includes for all works associated with the provision of mechanical ventilation and airconditioning including all pipework. chillers and other plant and equipment. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACHW . all pipework. ducting. insulation and valves. Builder's work (see BB & BP). all pipework. including boilers and unitary air conditioners.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES AC . water pumps. fittings. flue. Exclusions : 29 . Includes for all works associated with the chilled water system including chillers. Builder's work (see BB & BP).Heating Water System kW Measured the total heating capacity of heating water system.GROUP ELEMENT Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : : 04 . Builder's work (see BB & BP).

Builder's work (see BB & BP). flue. chemical storage. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACWT . pipework. insulation. ventilation fans. air ducts. Includes for all works associated with air handling and distribution installation including air handling units. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACFO . air grilles and registers. water pumps. fan coil units.GROUP ELEMENT : 04 .Air Handling and Distribution System kW Measured the total cooling capacity of air handling equipment. variable air volume boxes. Exclusions : 30 . all pipework. Includes for all works associated with the steam and condensate system including steam boilers.Fuel Oil System ITEM Includes for all works associated with the provision of fuel oil supply to heating water system and steam supply system including fuel storage tank. Builder's work (see BB & BP). valves and steam traps. Builder's work (see BB & BP).Steam and Condensate System kW Measured the total heating capacity of the steam supply system. filters and dampers. fittings. all pipework.Water Treatment ITEM Includes for all works and services associated with water treatment of air conditioning system including metering pumps. calorifiers. fittings and valves.Air conditioning cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACSC . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACAC . fuel pumps. Builder's work (see BB & BP). insulation. electrochemical chlorinator.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ _ Element : AC . fittings and valves.

Builder's work (see BB & BP). air grilles and registers. fittings.Cold Rooms M3 Measured the total internal volume of cold rooms. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACSV . air grilles and registers. ductwork. valves and insulation. Builder's work (see BB & BP). refrigeration plant. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Includes for all works associated with unitary air conditioning system including condensing units. pipework. ductwork. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACCR . Builder's work (see BB & BP). Includes for all works associated with cold room installation including cold room. Exclusions : 31 . dampers and insulation.Staircase Ventilation System M2 Measured the actual floor area of the staircase.GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . filters and dampers. direct expansion units. fittings. valves and insulation. fittings. ACCD . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACMV . pipework.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : AC . Includes for all works associated with staircase pressurisation installation including ventilation fans. filters. valves and insulation.Condensate Drain System ITEM Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACUA .Mechanical Ventilation System ITEM Includes for all works associated with mechanical ventilation installation including ventilation fans.Air conditioning cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : Includes for all works associated with condensate drain system including pipeworks. Builder's work (see BB & BP).Unitary Air Conditioning System kW Measured the total cooling capacity of unitary air conditioning system.

Builder's work (see BB & BP). builder’s work drawings. roof extractors. chases and the like in the structure. maintenance service other than that require under the defects liability as stipulated in the General Conditions o f Contract.Air conditioning cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACKE . air grilles and registers. exhaust hoods. hydro-vent units. Builder's work (see BB & BP). filters and dampers. supply conduit. Builder's work (see BB & BP).Kitchen Exhaust System M2 Measured the actual floor area of kitchen. testing and commissioning. ventilation fans. Builder's work (see BB & BP). bio-incinerator exhausts. Includes for all works associated with the provision of electrical supply and control of the total air conditioning installation including control cubicle and panels.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : AC .Electrical and Control System Percentage Measured the percentage value of electrical and control system cost to total air conditioning installation cost.Air conditioning Sundries Item Includes for all miscellaneous work associated with the air conditioning installation including marking the position of holes. Exclusions : 32 . provision of manuals. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules : : : ACEC . tuition of Employer's staff. cabling facilities. preparation of working drawings. ductwork. “as fitted” drawings and design drawings. filters and dampers. fabricated composite support structure. ductwork. air grilles and registers. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACSE . Includes for all works associated with kitchen ventilation and kitchen exhaust purification installation including water scrubbers. ventilation fans. power and control cables. central control and monitoring equipment.GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . Definition : Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : ACSU . cable and pipe sleeves for fixing by other trades and fire stopping. provision of mock-ups and/or prototypes.Special Exhaust System ITEM Includes for all works associated with ventilating installation specifically designed for removal of toxic fumes or irritating gases including vehicular exhausts. mortices. sensing devices.

Includes for all works associated with the provision of piped or bottle gas including distribution pipework.Gas Installation Nr. Builder's work (see BB & BP). meters and equipment. Exclusions : 33 . Utility connection (see XWUC).GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . Measured the total number of individual service points.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : TG .

water pumps. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FSHH . visual directional signs and audio/visual control equipment. valves. water pumps. alarming and advisory installation. fittings. valves and nozzles. Main riser to roof tanks (see SVFF). Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FSAV . pipework. detection. Measured the total number of sprinkler heads. Measured the total number of gas nozzles Includes for all works associated with gas extinguishing installation including gas cylinders. Includes for all works associated with water sprinkler installation including pipework.Audio/Visual Advisory System ITEM Includes for all works associated with audio/visual advisory system including microphones. Utility connections (see XWUC). sprinkler water inlets.Fire Hydrant & Hosereel System ITEM Includes for all works associated with fire hydrant and hosereel installation including pipework. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FSGE .Sprinkler System Nr. Builder's work (see BB & BP). fittings. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Builder's work (see BB & BP) Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FSSS . sprinkler heads. hydrant outlets.Fire Services ITEM Includes for all works associated with fire fighting.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : FS .GROUP ELEMENT : 04 .Gaseous Extinguishing System Nr. Exclusions : 34 . fire services inlets and hosereels. amplifiers. cassette decks. CD decks. loudspeakers. Fire stops in ceilings (see IFCF). Builder's work (see BB & BP). valves. cylinder racks and fixings. fittings.

FSAD .MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : FS . Exclusions : 35 . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FSCS . cabling facilities and starters. cabling facilities and control panels.Electricity Supply ITEM Includes for all works associated with the provision of electricity supply to the fire services installation including power cables.GROUP ELEMENT : 04 .Portable Hand-operated Appliances ITEM Includes for all hand held fire fighting equipment.Automatic Fire Alarm & Detection System ITEM Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : FSPA . Builder's work (see BB & BP). Measured the total number of equipment control points. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FSES . Includes for all works associated with control system of the fire service installation including control cables. Builder's work (see BB & BP).Fire Services cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : Includes for all works associated with automatic fire alarm and detection installation including detectors and alarm signalling devices. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Builder's work (see BB & BP).Control System Nr.

fabricated composite support structure. "as fitted” drawings and design drawings. builder’s work drawings. FSSU . maintenance service other than that require under the defects liability as stipulated in the General Conditions of Contract. tuition of Employer's staff. provision of manuals.Fire Services Sundries ITEM Exclusions : 36 .GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . preparation of working drawings. testing and commissioning. provision of mock-ups and/or prototypes.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : FS . mortices.Fire Services cont’d Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : Includes for all miscellaneous work associated with the fire service installation including marking the position of holes. cable and pipe sleeves for fixing by other trades and fire stopping. Builder's work (see BB & BP). chases and the like in the structure.

GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . Includes for all works associated with for the installation of a conveyor system. Includes for all works associated with the provision of escalators. Measured the total number of conveyors. escalators. Builder's work (see BB & BP).Escalators Nr.Horizontal and Vertical Movement Systems ITEM Includes lifts.Conveyors Nr. Measured the total number of escalators.Lifts Nr. Includes for all works associated with the installation of goods or passenger lifts and hoists. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Builder's work (see BB & BP). 37 . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : MSCO . Measured the total number of lifts. conveyors and any other form of horizontal or vertical transportation system for people or goods. Builder's work (see BB & BP). Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : MSLF . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : MSES .MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : MS .

conduit. outlets.GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . Builder's work (see BB & BP). equipment etc.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : BA . Exclusions : 38 . trunking.Building Automation ITEM Includes for all works necessary for the installation of a building automation system including wiring.

Builder's work (see BB & BP). Builder's work (see BB & BP). steam/hot water boilers and other mechanical plant and equipment and the like.MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SERVICES Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SP . weighbridges.Mechanical Plant and Equipment ITEM Includes such items as gondolas. turnstiles. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SPKE .Other Specialist Installations ITEM Includes for all works associated with specialist medical gases. Builder's work (see BB & BP). specialist medical gases. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SPME .Kitchen Equipment ITEM Includes for all works associated with the installation of kitchen equipment. turntables and the like. Builder's work (see BB & BP). 39 .Other Specialist Services ITEM Includes for all other specialist services installations not already mentioned above for example. kitchen equipment.GROUP ELEMENT : 04 . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : SPOS . steam/hot water boiler installations and the like.

GROUP ELEMENT : 05 .Roads and Pavings M2 Measured the gross area on plan over all openings. All types of fencing and screen walls constructed in any material. paving material. kerbs and road channels.Retaining Structures M2 Measured the gross vertical area of the retaining wall. Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XWSE . Any form of road. track.Site Preparation M2 Measured the gross area of the site excluding the plan area of the building.other than road channels. highway. parking area including excavation. filling. Site works beyond the line of the external face of the building structure.Site Enclosures and Divisions M2 Measured the gross vertical area of the enclosure.External Works M2 Measured the gross area of the site excluding the plan area of the building. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : XWRO . path. Includes road markings and signs. Drainage (see DR) . crib walls and the like.EXTERNAL WORKS AND DRAINAGE Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XW . Bulk excavation for site formation (see SF). Retaining walls. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XWSP . surface finish. Exclusions : 40 . Includes site clearance and demolition. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XWRS . Highways Office run-in charges. Bulk excavation for site formation (see SF). sub-base.

trees. Measured the total number of individual items. Includes trenches. Exclusions : Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XWUC . Drainage connections (see DRDC). individual benches. telephone etc. seats and the like. pipes and cables for incoming water mains. 41 . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XWSL .GROUP ELEMENT : 05 .Utility Connections ITEM Includes all connection charges for any incoming service.EXTERNAL WORKS AND DRAINAGE ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Element : XW . protection. backfilling. integral seating. electricity. and the like.External Services M Measured the gross length of all services pipes and/or cables. gas. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XWFE .External Works cont’d Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : XWHL . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : XWES . planters. Includes all grassed and planted areas. ornamental ponds etc. Playground equipment. shrubs.Fittings and Equipment Nr.Soft Landscaping M2 Measured the gross area of soft landscaping.. Flower boxes.Hard Landscaping M2 Measured the gross area of hard landscaping. reinstatement as necessary. plants and the like.

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DRSW - Soil and Surface Water M Measured the gross length of all pipe runs. Includes trenches, backfilling, pipes, haunching and surrounds.

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Site Investigation ITEM Site and geotechnical investigation.SITE DEVELOPMENT Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SI . 45 .GROUP ELEMENT : 06 .

SITE DEVELOPMENT Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : SF .g.Site Formation M3 Measured as the absolute gross volume of excavation and/or fill.GROUP ELEMENT : 06 . slope stabilisation. Site formation and geotechnical works e. 46 .

GROUP ELEMENT : 06 . Includes all necessary works in connection with temporary and permanent sheet piling. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : PISP . Includes all types of driven or bored piles.Driven or Bored Piling M Measured the total length of driven or bored piles in place (stating the average size/diameter). Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : PIPP .Piling Item Includes all types of driven or bored piles and sheet piling. 47 .SITE DEVELOPMENT Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : PI .Sheet Piling M2 Measured the actual area supported.

Includes hand dug and/or large diameter driven caisson contiguous walls and associated rock anchors and the like.Caissons ITEM Generally includes hand dug and large diameter driven caissons. Exclusions : 48 . contiguous walls. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : CSCW . and associated rock anchors and the like.Caisson Contiguous Walls M2 Measured the actual area supported (stating whether hand dug or bored).GROUP ELEMENT : 06 . Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CSCP .SITE DEVELOPMENT Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : CS .Caisson Piling M Measured the total length (stating the diameter and whether hand dug or bored). Includes hand dug and large diameter driven caissons.

Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : GSBY . sanitary fittings. Fix only is taken with the appropriate element.Government Stores ITEM Includes all items supplied by Government Supplies Department including indent items. FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : GS . Exclusions : 49 .Building Stores ITEM Ironmongery. Fix only is taken with the appropriate element.Mechanical & Electrical Services Stores ITEM Items required by the Government Building Services Engineer supplied by Government Supplies Department. Fix only is taken with the appropriate element. manhole covers and the like supplied by Government Supplies Department. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : GSBZ . Domestic appliances (see FEDA).GROUP ELEMENT : 07 .STORES.

Client Department ITEM Items required by the client (Government) department to be charged to Furniture & Equipment within the project vote.GROUP ELEMENT : 07 .Domestic Appliances ITEM Domestic appliances required by the Government Building Services Engineer to be charged to Furniture & Equipment within the project vote. Exclusions : 50 .STORES. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FECL .Furniture and Equipment ITEM Includes those items required by the client (Government) department and domestic appliances. Exclusions : Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition : : : : FEDA . FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : FE .

Geotechnical Consultants ITEM All fees chargeable for the specialist services. Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CFST . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CFBS .Consultant’s Fees ITEM All fees to be charged by the various consultants employed on the project.Structural Consultants ITEM All fees chargeable for the specialist services. 51 .Architectural Consultants ITEM All fees chargeable for the specialist services.CONSULTANT’S FEES Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CF .GROUP ELEMENT : 08 . Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CFAR .Building Services Consultants ITEM All fees chargeable for the specialist services. Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CFGX .

GROUP ELEMENT : 08 .CONSULTANT’S FEES Sub-Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CFQS . 52 . Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CFOO .Other Specialist Consultants Item All fees chargeable for the specialist services.Quantity Surveying Consultants ITEM All fees chargeable for the specialist services.

Contingency ITEM A sum to be set aside for any unforeseeable circumstances. 53 .GROUP ELEMENT : 09 .CONTINGENCY Element Unit Rules Definition Exclusions : : : : : CY .

INDEX Subject Air conditioning Sundries Air conditioning Air Handling and Distribution System Ancillary Structures Architectural Consultants Audio/Visual Advisory System Autometic Fire Alarm & Detection System Balustrade & Handrail Finishes Balustrades & Handrail Finishes (External) Balustrades & Handrails (Other) Balustrades & Handrails (Reinforced Concrete) Basements Broadcast Reception Broadcast Reception System Broadcast Reception System Sundries Builder’s Profit & Attendance on M & E Services Builder’s Work in Connection with Services Building Automation Building Services Consultants Building Stores Caisson Contiguous Walls Caisson Piling Caissons Call Bell System Catchpits Ceiling Finishes Ceiling Finishes (External) Channels Chilled Water System Client Department (F&E) Cold Rooms Cold Water Installation Consultant’s Fees Condensate Drain System Condenser Water System Contingency Control System Conveyors Curtain Walling Diesel Generating Sets Diesel Generating Sets Installation Diesel Generating Sets Installation Sundries Domestic Appliances (F&E) Drainage Drainage Connections Driven & Bored Piling Earthing and Bonding Electrical Works associated with Other Services Electrical and Control System Electrics Sundries Electricity Supply Electrics Element Cost Model Escalators External Finishes External Finishes Sundries External Services External Walls (Non-structural) External Works Page 32 29 30 42 51 34 35 14 16 7 5 2 28 28 28 21 20 38 51 49 48 48 48 23 44 13 15 43 29 50 31 18 51 31 29 53 35 37 10 26 26 26 50 43 44 47 24 23 32 24 35 22 (v) 37 15 16 41 8 40 54 .

Fire Fighting Installation Fire Hydrant & Hosereel System Fire Services Sundries Fire Services Fittings and Fixtures Fittings & Equipment (External Works) Floor Finishes Floor Finishes (External) Flushing Water Installation Foundation Sundries Foundations Frame (Other) Frame (Reinforced Concrete) Fuel Oil System Furniture & Equipment Gas Installation Gaseous Extinguishing System Geotechnical Consultants Government Stores GROSS BUILDING COST GROSS PROJECT COST Ground Floor Slabs Hard Landscaping Heating Water System Horizontal & Vertical Movement Systems Hot Water Installation Incoming Mains Internal Doors Internal Finishes Internal Finishes Sundries Internal Partitions Items supplied by Government Kitchen Equipment Kitchen Extaust System Lifts Lighting and Power Lightning Protection List of Elements Low Voltage (LV) Cubicle Switchboards LV Cubicle Switchboards Installation LV Cubicle Switchboards Installation Sundries Main & Submain Manholes Mechanical Plant and Equipment Mechanical & Electrical Services Stores Mechanical Ventilation System NET BUILDING COST NET PROJECT COST Other Specialist Consultants Other Specialist Installations Other Specialist Services Piling Plumbing Services Plumbing Services Sundries Portable Hand-operated Appliances Preliminaries Project Cost Model 19 34 36 34 17 41 13 15 19 3 2 6 4 30 50 33 34 51 49 (iii) (iii) 2 41 29 37 19 22 12 13 14 11 24 39 32 37 23 24 (vii) 25 25 25 22 43 39 49 31 (iii) (iii) 52 39 39 47 18 19 35 1 (iv) 55 .

Quantity Surveying Consultants Rainwater Installation Refuse Disposal Retaining Structures Road & Pavings Roof Finishes Roof (Other) Roof (Reinforced Concrete) Rules of Measurement Sanitary Fittings Sewage Treatment Sheet Piling Site Enclosures and Divisions Site Formation Site Investigation Site Preparation Soft Landscaping Soil & Surface Water Soil & Waste Installation Special Exhaust System Sprinkler System Stair Finishes Stair Finishes (External) Stairs & Landings (Other) Stairs & Landings (Reinforced Concrete) Staircase Ventilation System Steam and Condensate System Structural Consultants Structural Elements (Foundations) Structural Walls (Other) Structural Walls (Reinforced Concrete) Structure Sundries (Other) Structure Sundries (Reinforced Concrete) Structure (Other) Structure (Reinforced Concrete) 52 18 19 40 40 15 6 4 (v) 18 43 47 40 46 45 40 41 43 18 32 34 14 16 7 5 31 30 51 2 6 5 7 5 6 4 Trunking and Tray Uniterruptible Power Supply Uniterruptible Power Supply System Uniterruptible Power Supply System Sundries Unitary Air conditioning System Upper Floors (Other) Upper Floors (Reinforced Concrete) Utility Connections Wall Finishes Wall Finishes (External) Water Treatment Windows & External Doors 23 27 27 27 31 6 4 41 13 15 30 9 56 .

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