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By R D Buchan, Eric Fleming, Fiona Grant

Written for college students taking classes in development and surveying, 'Estimating for developers and Surveyors' describes and explains the tactic utilized by the estimator to accumulate costs or premiums for goods defined within the SMM7 structure. every one bankruptcy is a self-contained unit regarding a selected point within the construction. labored examples all through replicate either conventional and updated know-how. Written by means of an writer workforce of teachers surveyors, this e-book remains to be a useful advent to the topic of estimating. * Written based on the traditional approach to size of establishing Works to supply specialist relevance* labored examples all through make sure the pupil can perform the concepts defined* complete assurance of the trades provides the reader an entire photograph

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37 per week. With 39 productive hours per week this does not produce a large sum to add to the all-in hourly rate, but it is significant enough not to be ignored. This is the amount we will allow in the examples later in the chapter. However, this does beg the question of who pays. In the calculation above the client pays. But what if the employer's estimator got it wrong and the employees all had six, seven or more days sick pay? In that instance the employer could lose money. They could of course insure against all sickness and injury payments and build the insurance premiums into preliminaries or overheads or even the all-in hourly rate.

The builder is expected to provide protective clothing, boots, gloves etc. Bonus (WR2) Guaranteed Minimum Bonus (GMB) was abolished in 1992, the money being added to the basic weekly wage then divided by 39 hours to give the hourly rate. The working rules state . . It shall be open to employers and employees on any job to agree a bonus scheme based on measured output and productivity for any operation on that particular job. The cost of labour 21 Working hours (WR3) Hourly rates of pay ± basic working week 39 hours (Mon±Thurs 8 hours, Fri 7 hours).

Practical estimating The explanatory text in this chapter had by necessity to be brief and somewhat general. The reader must appreciate that the subject of labour costs is very wide and each topic can be studied to a greater or lesser depth . Indeed, some of the topics skimmed over here form the basis for complete careers in themselves. However, we did say right at the beginning that for estimating purposes a few of the details need not be considered and one can generalize for a wide range of others.

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