The past decade has seen dramatic changes in the construction industry and the quantity surveying profession. The Latham and Egan reports and a client-led crusade for value for money is driving Quantity Surveyors to adopt these changes. In addition, the industry and the profession now stands on the threshold of the e-commerce revolution - one which has so far failed to penetrate the working practices of the majority of surveyors, particularly SMEs.
Duncan Cartlidge addresses the evolving market in which today's Quantity Surveyors work, examining the new construction culture, new procurement strategies, e-practice and the QS, changing markets, delivering added value, supply chain management and partnering.
The book is recommended reading for students of quantity surveying and an essential guide for all surveying professionals seeking to familiarise themselves with the latest developments.
Provides information on the dramatic changes affecting the construction industry
Focuses on the new procurement strategies, including PPP/PFI
Deals with new technology's impact on the work of the Quantity Surveyor
"An essential guide for all surveying professionals. RICS Business There is a very great need for this book. Ian Trushell, Director & Partner, John Dansken and Purdie, Glasgow
|Foreword by Martin Bishop|
|List of Figures|
|The Catalyst of Change|
|The Supply ChainManaging Value|
|PartneringDouglas I Gordon|
|Procurement - Doing Deals|
|Procurement - Doing Deal Electronically|
|New TechnologyGraham Castle|
|Global Markets - Making Ends Meet|
|Education and Research - Getting the Message Across|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 8th October 2002
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.485