Historically employed to estimate and measure the likely material requirements for any building project, the role of the modern quantity surveyor is diverse, with a wide range of employers and geographical locations to match. Change continues to be a feature in quantity surveying practice, with the New Rules of Measurement, the RICS Black Book and Building Information Modelling (BIM) all adding to the already dynamic environment in which the Quantity Surveyor operates. This new edition of Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor reflects that dynamic environment, addressing changing practices and procedures in the profession, whilst focussing on the core skills which are essential to success.
The 13th edition of this classic text, originally written by three generations of the Willis family (all quantity surveyors) continues to provide a thorough introduction to the work of the quantity surveyor in private practice, in public service and in contracting organisations.
Keywords: Quantity Surveying & Construction Economics, Willis's Practice and Procedure for the Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying, The RICS Black Book, Building Information Modelling, Buildings Depreciation And Obsolescence, Buildings Cost Management, Buildings Risk Analysis, Buildings Project Management, Whole Life Cost Forum, The Private Finance Initiative, Facilities Management, Building Information Modeling