Civil MDC

Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work Book by Martin Brook

Design-to-cost aims and processes — Design-to-cost tools — Controlling areas — Option appraisals — Design-to-cost team reports — What can go wrong? — 9 Tenders with cost planning — Introduction — Terminology — Cost plan aims — Funding and affordability — Benchmarking — Cost benchmarking — Re-basing cost data — The first cost plan — Cost plan format — ‘Linear’ bill of quantities — New build and refurbishment — Pricing the refurbishment of buildings — Condition surveys — Furniture, equipment and ICT for a school project — Fixtures, fittings and medical equipment in hospitals — Aspects of good practice — Tender timetable and reviews — Final review — Value-drawdown charts — 10 Quantification for estimating — Introduction — Standard methods of measurement — Level of detail and using COBie — Bill production for estimators — 11 Tender planning and method statements — Introduction — The role of the planning engineer — Method statements — Logistical planning — Tender programmes — Tender planning with Building Information Modelling (BIM) — 12 Resource costs: labour, materials and plant — Introduction — Labour rates — Material rates — Plant rates — 13 Unit rate pricing — Introduction — Components of a rate — Method of measurement — Pricing notes — Model rate and pricing examples — 14 Sub-contractors and market testing — Introduction — Domestic sub-contractors — Nominated sub-contractors — Market testing rates for cost planned tenders — 15 Risk, opportunities and inflation — Introduction — High-level risk assessments — Risk management — Collaborative projects — Risk workshops — Pricing risks — Monte Carlo simulation — Fluctuations — Standard fluctuations clauses — Calculation of non-recoverable increases — Inflation calculations for tenders with cost planning — 16 Provisional sums and dayworks

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