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Automatic BQ Pricing

Skitmore, Martin & Smith, Mark (1991) Automatic BQ Pricing. The Professional Builder, 6(2), pp. 14-21.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a pilot study undertaken by the authors for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Educational Trust aimed at developing a method of automatic pricing of bills of quantities.

A method using a system of multipliers is described for Concrete Work and based on the rates contained in Laxton's 1989 building price book. When tested on three 'live' bills of quantities, the method was found to be within one percent and six percent of the price book for larger projects and smaller projects respectively, and within 1.25 percent for the aggregated bills.

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ID Code: 4443
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Access to the author manuscript version is currently restricted pending permission from the publisher. For more information, please refer to the journal’s website (link above) or contact the author : rm.skitmore@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: Estimating, pricing, bills of quantities, automated processes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ARCHITECTURE (120100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1991 Singapore Institute of Building Limited
Deposited On: 19 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:32

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