Human factors in estimating
Skitmore, Martin & Lowe, David (1995) Human factors in estimating. In Smith, Nigel (Ed.) Project Cost Estimating. Thomas Telford Ltd, , pp. 91-100.
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It is commonly held that the ability of the estimator to apply professional skill and judgement is an important factor in the production of an accurate cost estimate. This chapter identifies these abilities and attributes of the individual estimator that affects estimating accuracy. These human factors are examined under the headings of the role of the estimators, skills of the estimator, characteristics of the estimator, interpretation of data, and the influence of expertise.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Quantity Surveying (120203)|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1995 Please consult the author.|
|Deposited On:||09 May 2013 04:01|
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2016 14:44|
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