Measurement of work Archive
The standard Method of Measurement provides a uniform basis for measuring building works and embodies the essentials of good practice but more detailed information than is demanded by this document should be given where necessary in order to define the precise nature and extent of the required work.
Provisional sums are included in bills of quantities for items of work which cannot be fully described or measured in accordance with the rules of the method of measurement at the time of tender. For work measured under the rules of SMM7.
The preliminaries of a bill of quantities is the section that provides a description of the project, the contractor’s general obligations, general facilities, and setup and running costs.
Abbreviations Quantity Surveyors often use standard abbreviations in the bills of quantities and take off list. it is used to save space and time spent in entering items. The following abbreviations posed Abbreviation Description agg aggregate av average ab as before abd as before described adj adjoining/adjustment acc accordance a/r all round alum aluminium bk