Tag: Approximate Quantities

Apr 19

Composite Rate Build Up for Ground Floor Construction – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

Composite Rate Build up – Floor Construction In this example, the Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used. There are principles that you have to follow when building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Ground Floor Construction: Topsoil excavation average depth 150mm, …

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Apr 19

Composite Rate Build Up for Foundations – Approximate Quantities in Elemental Estimate Layout

Composite Rate Build Up – Foundations The Elemental Estimate layout and grouping of items will be used in this example. There are principles that you have to follow when building up composite rates for Approximate Quantities. We are going to illustrate a composite rate build-up for Foundations: Excavate trench 600mm wide and 700mm deep, with …

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Apr 16

4 Common Estimating Methods Used by Quantity Surveyors and Construction Cost Engineers

  Preliminary estimates also known as conceptual estimates are done in the design and planning stage of a construction project. There are several methods of estimating, some of which are obsolete and some which are highly recommended and used by Quantity Surveyors today. The following is a list of estimates that a Quantity Surveyor can …

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Apr 16

Approximate Quantities Method of Estimating (Measurement Groups) Advantages and Disadvantages [Building Construction]

The Approximate Quantities method of estimating the cost of a construction project is regarded as the best because it’s more accurate and more reliable than other methods of estimating. This estimate is based on measurement groups where Bill items with the same dimensions (in metres or square metres) are grouped together. This essentially means that …

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