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Willis's practice and procedure for the quantity surveyor, 13th ed.


Willis's practice and procedure for the quantity surveyor, 13th ed.

Ashworth, Allen and Keith Hogg, Catherine Higgs.



426 pages



This reference covers the duties of the quantity surveyor in the constructing and building industry, in both public and private practice and in contracting organizations. Updated to reflect current practice, this 13th edition incorporates the latest standards from the New Rules of Measurement, the RICS Black Book, and concepts of Building Information Modeling. Early chapters cover the changing construction industry, the work of the quantity surveyor, education and training, organization and management, the importance of research and innovation in the construction and property industries, and the law related to the quantity surveyor. Later chapters explain techniques in areas such as cost control, whole life costing, value management, contract documentation, final accounts, insolvency, contractual disputes, project management, facilities management, and sustainability. Ashworth is affiliated with the University of Salford.

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