Martin Brook, «Estimating and Tendering for Construction Work, Third Edition»
Butterworth-Heinemann | ISBN 0750658649 | 3 edition (August 11, 2004) | PDF | 1.8 Mb | 328 pages


The job of the estimator is explained in detail at every key stage, from early cost studies, through the preparation of the estimate, to the creation of budgets for successful tenders. Each step is illustrated with examples and notes, and appropriate technical documentation.

Over recent years there have been significant developments in construction management, notably new procurement methods, greater emphasis on innovation and partnering, a greater reliance on cost planning as a methodology, and new developments in both industry and governmental reports and guidance.

This new and updated edition of a well-established textbook addresses each of these developments in turn, placing them firmly in the context of a thorough and easy to understand introduction to the roles of the estimator in preparing and winning tenders.

Practical approach to estimating from the contractor's point of view
Fully up-to-date with new procurement methods
Many examples of estimators' notes and documents

Table of Contents

1 Organization of the estimating function 1
2 Procurement paths 10
3 Forms of contract 34
4 Tender documentation 46
5 Estimating methods 66
6 Contractor selection and decision to tender 85
7 Project appreciation 100
8 Enquiries to suppliers and sub-contractors 109
9 Tender planning and method statements 117
10 Resource costs - labour, materials and plant 125
11 Unit rate pricing 132
12 Sub-contractors and nominated suppliers 176
13 Fluctuations 185
14 Provisional sums and dayworks 192
15 Project overheads 199
16 Cashflow forecasts 217
17 Completing the estimate and final tender review 227
18 Tender submission and results 240
19 Action with the successful tender 254
20 Computer-aided estimating 260