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Quantity Survey and Bill of Quantities Report

Comparison of manual methods and computer software programs for quantity estimation and bill of quantities preparation in the field of quantity surveying.

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Quantity Survey and Bill of Quantities Report

Comparison of manual methods and computer software programs for quantity estimation and bill of quantities preparation in the field of quantity surveying.

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Quantity Survey and Bill of Quantities Report_1
Task 1
Preparation of the Bill of quantities is an integral part in any tendering process. Nevertheless, it
has been noted that there is a need to ensure that there is standard form of preparation, such as
the NRM2 methodology. Standardizing the document preparation has been an integral part in
quantity surveying as it ensures that there is an easy understanding among different quantity
surveyors. It prevents ambiguity and misinterpretation among the various quantity surveyors and
contractors (Loosemore, Danity, & Lingard 2011). These standard methods, as such, eliminate
disputes that may arise in contractual and tendering agreements.
On the basis that the document preparation involves intense calculations, measurements and
taking off, the quantity surveyor needs to be well conversant with the material quantities, the
market price, the labor costs and the procurement framework. In this, the quantity surveyor needs
to take off the quantities that are project specific from the drawings.
In that context, the preparation of the document is pivotal as it ensures that the contractual
agreement is based on the best costing methodology. Besides this, the bill of quantities is
essential in ensuring that there is proper agreement between the client and the tender on the
proper sum of the contract. Moreover, because there is a need to ensure that the client
understands the valuation variation, the schedule of rates is essential. The bill of quantities has
also been regarded as a very important document when it comes to the analysis of the interim
payments to be allocated to the contractors and subcontractors. Finally, the document is essential
when it comes to the preparation of the final project account. This is to say that the document is
the basis for the project costing and the payments to be made to the various parties affiliated to
the project.
Quantity Survey and Bill of Quantities Report_2
With all those factors put into context, the bill of quantities prepared has used the standard
NRM2 methodology to prevent any ambiguity and misunderstanding between different quantity
surveyors that may go through the document. The specifications and the format used by this
standard will be used in the preparation of the bill of quantities.
In such regards, the various plans and layouts will be essential in determining the quantity of
materials used in both the superstructure and the substructure, more so due to the fact that it is a
concrete building. This will be mainly achieved through the manual methodology. Manual taking
off is strenuous but it is the basics on which the bill of quantities is prepared.
Proje
ct
title
Ref Description Unit Quant Rate £
The building Frame
General
rates shall include all the works that are
involved
In the construction of the foundation, the
slabs
and beams.
The first floor slab has been neglected as per
the
specifications that have been outlined in the
drawing plans.
The site engineer is supposed to make
reasonable
assumptions when it comes to the actual field
woirk
This is to mean that all the cost that have
been
calculated in this document need to be
reasonably
transferred as per the site conditions and any
other
relevant constraints
1 Horizontal work(11.2.1)
The cast in situ frame consists of footings,
beams and
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