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

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 …

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

The unit method of estimating is the simplest and quickest method of estimating the cost of a proposed construction project. In this method, the quantity surveyor counts the number of units which are going to be accommodated in a building, for example the number of occupants or main furniture objects used by an individual. The …

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QS Plus vs WinQS – Which is the Best Software for Preparing Cost Estimates, Bills of Quantities and Valuations? – Building Construction

  QS Plus and WinQS are both widely used software for construction cost estimating and quantity surveying. In this review, we are going to compare the two programs and outline their differences and capabilities. Both programs are developed by reputable software companies based in South Africa, and the client base includes international customers. The main …

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WinQS Estimating Software for Quantity Surveyors and Construction Cost Engineers

WinQS is a construction cost estimating program for professional Quantity Surveyors, Estimators and Cost Engineers. Before the era of desktop estimating software, consulting firms used to prepare Bills of Quantities on Excel sheets, which was quite a tedious and time-consuming exercise. Nowadays, you have computer software like WinQS which can increase your productive output. The …

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QS Plus Estimating Software for Quantity Surveyors and Construction Cost Engineers

QS Plus or QS+ is cost estimating software for Quantity Surveyors and Consulting Construction Estimators. This advanced software is for professional estimators and it allows you to prepare detailed Bills of Quantities, Cost Plans (Estimates), Valuations and the Final Account. With this software, you will be able to enter take-off quantities in a convenient and …

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Types of Residential Buildings – Homes to Build, Rent or Lease

There are many advantages to building and having your own house or residential property. In this regard, there are two types of property owners – the homeowner who wants to have their own custom designed home and the property developer who builds residential buildings for selling or renting. If you intend to build a house …

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Building Costs Per Square Metre in South Africa – For New Residential, Commercial and Industrial Properties

National Building Costs Per Square Metre in South Africa 2021 COMPLETED PROJECTS

  UPDATED CONTENTS: Building Costs 2021 Building Costs 2015 BUILDING COSTS IN SOUTH AFRICA – 2021 STATSSA is the South African Government Department of Statistics that aggregates building cost data from municipalities around South Africa and its provinces. This data can be used to arrive at the building costs per square metre for various types …

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What is the Cost of Building a House & Other Types of Residential Units?

  The cost to build a house depends on specific factors which may not be obvious to a client but clearly laid out by a construction estimator. Building a house is a complex process which takes into account the client needs to begin with, but during the planning stage, when feasibility studies are done, a …

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