Building Quantities: An Introduction using Construction Electronic Measurement Standards aims to provide students with an understanding of the general principles and steps adopted in the preparation of Bill of Quantities (BQ), and is designed to be used in conjunction with the SS CP 97:2002 Construction Electronic Measurement Standards (CEMS), Part 1: SMM for Building Works. It presents a comprehensive overview of measurement techniques and a step-by-step guide to e-measurement.
Part I of the book discusses the restructuring of the construction industry, the need for CEMS and its impact on the quantity surveying profession. It also discusses the future of quantity surveying in the use of Information Technology (IT). Part II discusses the principles of measurement, construction terminology, and standard abbreviations used by quantity surveyors. The measurement rules and taking-off process are also discussed here. The Specifications and Billing Process chapters are found in Part III of the book. Part IV discusses the steps in generating quantities from virtual building models using CEMS.
The easy-to-follow guide to electronic measurement is presented in a CD-ROM. This guide is the result of a collaborative research in generating quicker and more accurate quantities from Object Oriented CAD building models using CEMS. It contains the step-by-step guide to e-taking-off and e-billing and how to create the component library using the CEMS.
Features of the book
- This is the first building e-measurement book in Singapore.
- The book corresponds with the syllabus of building courses in Singapore tertiary institutions.
- The sequence of this book corresponds with the actual taking-off sequence of simple single storey buildings.
- The book includes examples of taking-off and sample Bills of Quantities as additional illustrations, and presents insights into other facets of quantity surveying tasks.
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Ai-Lin TEO (Ph.D., University of New South Wales, Australia) is a Lecturer (Quantity Surveying Core Leader) in the Department of Building, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore.
Davis Langdon and Seah Singapore Pte Ltd (Davis Langdon and Seah) is the largest quantity surveying practice in Singapore with over 250 staff and is a member firm of Davis Langdon and Seah International, which has 82 offices located in over 20 countries.
KPK Quantity Surveyors (KPK) specializes in construction cost and contract management. It was first established in 1973 and today operates out of eight cities around Asia, bringing together over 400 professional and management staff.
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