Apr 30

10 Best Estimating Takeoff Software for Precast Concrete, Modular Building and Prefabricated Metal / Timber Construction

10 Best Estimating Takeoff Software for Precast Concrete, Modular Building and Prefabricated Metal / Timber Construction Estimating and taking off quantities for precast concrete, modular or prefabricated building is a much easier task than quantification of wet construction methods. Most of the time, contractors specializing in prefabricated building have standard house designs and models which …

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Apr 23

Building Costs Per Square Metre in the UK / England and Wales

Building Costs Per Square Metre in the UK / England The building costs per square metre in the UK (United Kingdom) depend on the location and type of house or building that you want to build. UK countries include England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. The costs of building will vary in these countries. As …

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Feb 28

Cost of Building a Tennis Court – Concrete / Acrylic Surface

Cost of Building a Tennis Court  – Concrete / Acrylic Surface  The cost of building a tennis court depends on its substructure materials and site conditions such as drainage requirements, terrain and soil type. Also, whether your tennis court will be a residential or commercial facility has a bearing on the overall cost. Commercial courts …

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Feb 08

Cost of Building a Pergola

Cost of Building a Pergola The cost of building a pergola depends on the materials used. The structure can be timber, steel, reinforced concrete or a combination of these. However, regardless of which materials are used, the construction cost is not going to break your bank because this is a simple structure and small in …

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Feb 01

Cost of Building A Commercial Layer Chicken House for 20,000 Chickens

Cost of Building A Commercial Layer Chicken House for 20,000 Chickens Owning a chicken farm can be both an exciting and lucrative adventure. The cost of building a commercial layer chicken house depends on its design and material specifications. What is a layer house? It’s a farm building or shed where female chickens (Layers) are …

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Aug 25

What are the Pros and Cons of Building your own House?

Are you deciding whether you should build your own house from scratch or buy an existing one? It’s very exciting to build your own residential property because it gives you a chance to be involved in the project. You will be able to apply your ideas, and see them come to fruition. There is no …

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Mar 26

5 Ways of Calculating Construction Estimating Fees

5 Methods of Charging Construction Estimating Fees The overall stages of a construction project are well laid out in the SACQSP and ASAQS guideline for Tariffs of Professional Fees. The breakdown allows the consulting quantity surveyor / estimator to set fees for the pre-contract and contract phase. The pre-contract stage is whereby the original estimate …

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Mar 24

How To Calculate Consulting Fees for Professional Quantity Surveyors and Construction Estimators

How To Calculate Consulting Fees for Professional Quantity Surveyors and Construction Estimators A quantity surveyor/professional estimator is responsible for managing the costs of a building project, from project inception to completion.  Throughout the project, the client will be responsible for paying the consulting fees for services rendered by a quantity surveyor. The amount of professional …

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Mar 16

Construction Estimator T-Shirt for Quantity Surveyors, Cost Engineers, Estimators and Project Managers.

Construction Estimator T-Shirt for Quantity Surveyors, Cost Engineers, Estimators and Project Managers. A career in construction as an Estimator also known as a Quantity Surveyor or Cost Engineer is one that is little well known about, but exciting, rewarding and satisfying. Like other professional fields in the construction industry such as Structural Engineer or Architect, …

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Feb 19

Two Level Duplex House with Flat Roof and Balcony – by PlantaPronta, Brazil

Two Level Duplex House with Flat Roof and Balcony – by PlantaPronta, Brazil Description A duplex house with a modern square architectural profile, flat parapet roof, balcony and driveway. The property is divided by a common brickwall. Ground Floor A driveway with alternate green and paved areas, allows the tenant to park their car in …

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