Tag: Elemental Estimate

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 14

Elemental Method of Estimating – Advantages and Disadvantages [Building Construction]

  When compared to the Unit and Superficial Area method, the Elemental Estimate or elemental method of estimating is a more detailed method of calculating the cost of a construction project. This estimate is easily understood by the client or any party involved in the design consultation because it shows separate elements of the building …

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