Square Metre Method of Estimating – Advantages and Disadvantages [Building Construction]

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Cost Per Gross Floor Area

Square Metre Method – Cost of Building Per Gross Floor Area

The superficial floor area also known as the square metre method of estimating is one of the quickest methods of calculating the cost of a building/construction project. It is the first estimate that will be prepared by a Quantity Surveyor when initial sketch drawings are produced by the architect. In this early planning and design stage, an architect may produce design alternatives that can be priced by a Quantity Surveyor for cost comparison purposes. Alternatively, the architect may design to a cost taking into account the client’s budget.

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  2. […] Superficial Floor Area Method – Once sketch designs with floor areas are available, the Estimator can measure the internal gross floor area of the building and multiply the same by the construction cost per m2. According to data provided by local municipalities, building societies, property developers and consulting quantity surveyors, the construction cost per square metre differs by region, location and type of building. […]

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