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  • Do you want to: Save money on your self build? If so, have a read of the below. This article was produced by the team at Take off Bill.     Are you about to start your self build journey? If so this is an exciting time for you and
  •     A bill of quantities (sometimes referred to as ‘BoQ’ or ‘BQ’) is a document prepared by a cost consultant, this article explores Common mistakes in bills of quantities. (aka Take off’s)   It is very important that bills of quantities are prepared according to a standard, widely recognised
  •   In this article, the team, at Take off Bill, take a look at the Construction of Trump’s wall and how its progressing.   President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency in February over the situation at the US southern border, which has seen a rise in the number
  • Definition of measurement – Measurement of quantities for construction works.   Measurement of quantities for construction works is the transformation of drawn information into descriptions and quantities, undertaken to value, cost, and price construction work.   It is not just about a quantity surveyor producing a bill of quantities for
  •       In relation to taking off construction works, the term ‘taking off’ refers to the process of identifying elements of construction works that can be measured and priced.   This is necessary to produce bills of quantities and requires that the design is complete and a specification has
  •   A bill of quantities is a document, prepared by a cost consultant or QS that provides measured quantities of the items of work identified by the drawings and specifications in the tender. It is then issued to tenderers for them to prepare a price for carrying out the works.
  • This article describes in detail the tender process for construction projects.   Introduction   A tender is a submission made by a prospective supplier in response to an invitation to tender (ITT). It makes an offer for the supply of goods or services.   An invitation to tender might be
  • The New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors’ (RICS).   They provide a standard set of measurement rules for estimating, cost planning, procurement and whole-life costing for construction projects.   Adopting a standard methodology such as NRM facilitates consistency and benchmarking and helps
  •   A bill of quantities or take off is a document prepared by a Quantity Surveyor or Estimator, the advantages of a bill of quantities or take off are enormous.   IT provides project-specific measured quantities of the items identified by drawings and specifications in the tender documentation.   A