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Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying

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Table of Contents

Preface vi Acknowledgements viii Abbreviations ix 1 Introduction 1 2 Detailed Measurement 4 3 The Use of the RICS New Rules of Measurement (NRM) 10 4 Setting Down Dimensions 37 5 Alternative Systems 56 6 Preliminary Calculations 63 7 General Principles for Taking-off 70 8 Substructures 85 9 Walls 112 10 Floors 136 11 Roofs 147 12 Internal Finishes 180 13 Windows and Doors 191 14 Reinforced Concrete Structures 212 15 Structural Steelwork 225 16 Plumbing 235 17 Drainage 255 18 External Works 265 19 Demolitions, Alterations and Renovations 277 20 Preliminaries and Other Priced Bill Sections 286 21 Bill Preparation 291 Appendix: Mathematical Formulae and Applied Mensuration 308 Index 326

About the Author

Sandra Lee is Head of Product Development at the Collegeof Estate Management in Reading. William Trench is an Associate Tutor for the College ofEstate Management, Reading. Andrew Willis is Regional Managing Director at Franklinand Andrews, London.

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