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An established standard for financial control of civil engineering contracts

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09 November 2020

ICE Publishing has released a new three volume set on the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement. We look at what’s included in the set and its practical applications. 

An established standard for financial control of civil engineering contracts

The Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement has been supporting the construction industry for over 40 years. Following the publication of CESMM4 Revised: Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement in June 2019, ICE Publishing have released updated editions of CESMM4 Revised: Handbook and, most recently, CESMM4 Revised: Examples. A new complete set includes all three publications, providing comprehensive guidance on the effective use of the CESMM.

The introduction of the CESMM4 Revised: Handbook states that: “There is a difficulty for the client in forecasting and defining to a contractor precisely and immutably what the contractor is required to do, and there is a difficulty for the contractor in forecasting precisely what the work will cost."

To overcome these challenges, and to exercise financial control, requires the client to be as precise as possible in defining the work to the contractor, enabling them to forecast their costs as precisely as possible. This is where bills of quantities come in. A bill of quantities document is a list of items that provide brief identifying descriptions and estimated quantities of the proposed civil engineering works. The essential function of a method of measurement is to define how bills of quantities should be compiled so that they serve the client and contractor, and accurately predict the cost of work.

CESMM4 Revised: Complete Book Bundle is an indispensable collection which enables you to prepare a bill of quantities using the revised fourth edition of the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement.

Save 15% when you purchase all three guides together:

  • CESMM4 Revised: Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement
  • CESMM4 Revised: Handbook
  • CESMM4 Revised: Examples

More about CESMM4
10 Things you need to know about CESMM4
Key benefits the civil engineering Bill of Quantities (CEBoQ) provides

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