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Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor

Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor
By Allan Ashworth, Keith Hogg

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Book Description

More than that of any other construction professional, the role of the quantity surveyor is a rapidly changing one. Fewer quantity surveyors now work in the public sector and nationalised industries, and more are employed in building and civil engineering companies.

New forms of procurement and construction arrangements, the impact of information technology, and growing client demand for the management of construction projects throughout their life cycle have meant that quantity surveyors have had to acquire new skills. Indeed, many working in the field no longer call themselves 'quantity surveyors' because of their changing role.

This Eleventh Edition has been substantially revised and expanded to include new sections on:

- the role of the quantity surveyor
- whole life costing
- value management
- risk management
- insolvency
- facilities management

This established text, first published over 50 years ago, remains essential reading for all quantity surveying students and for those recently qualified.

Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #8225012 in Books
  • Brand: Brand: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Published on: 2002-01-28
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: .76" h x 6.84" w x 9.58" l, 1.10 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 384 pages


  • Used Book in Good Condition

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From the Back Cover
Provides an introduction for the student and young practitioner to the work of the quantity surveyor both in private practice and contracting organisations. The new edition reflects the extensive changes affecting the work of the profession and the new skills required.

About the Author
Professor Allan Ashworth HMI, MSc, MRICS is Adjunct Professor, UNITEC, New Zealand, and visiting Professor, Liverpool John Moores University.

Keith Hogg BSc, MRICS, PGCE, is Associate Dean, School of the Built Environment, Northumbria University.

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