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MEASURING BUILDING WORK – WORKED EXAMPLES, 2nd EDITION

03 October 2012  
Posted by: ASAQS Webmaster
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The second edition of the above book, authored by Professor Fanie Buys, was published in December 2010 and is now available. This book was compiled to assist quantity surveying and construction management students and young practitioners in understanding the measurement of quantities for building work in accordance with the Standard System of Measuring Building Work (6th Edition), published by the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors. Although this second edition contains some of the measuring examples included in the first edition, a more advanced building has been included to demonstrate how the elements of a small building are measured. In addition, it also includes measuring examples of electrical and mechanical installations (air-conditioning and ventilation). The book also includes examples of measuring structural steelwork, reinforced concrete, piling and alterations. Professor Gaye le Roux commented as follows on the publication: "This book presents an extremely useful range of worked examples which set the standard for 'Taking-off', including essential measuring lists, correct setting out of descriptions and measurements, clear references to the sources of those measurements (taken from well-presented drawings) and separation of different sections of the measured work; it deserves a place on the bookshelves of students and their mentors in the South African quantity surveying and construction management professions."The book can be ordered from Fanie Buys, WorkedExamples@gmail.com or the ASAQS at a cost of R130-00 (excluding postage).