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Spon’s Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2013

Written by: Davis Langdon

It provides a comprehensive work manual for the UK’s civil engineering, surveying and construction business. It gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works, and shows a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, with labour rates updated in line with the latest CIJC wage agreement. Use the access code inside the back cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this 2013 edition until the end of December 2013. We now provide Spon’s Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package, which replaces the estimating software and ebook of recent years and which is no longer supplied with the hard copy book.

  • Assumptions on overheads and profits and on preliminaries have been kept low.
  • Labour rates have been adjusted to today’s rates.
  • higher oil prices have significantly pushed up the prices of coated macadam and asphalt; bitumen, resin & rubber latex flooring; and liquid applied coatings.

Structured to comply with CESMM3 and MMHW, the book includes prices and rates covering the key items that make a general civil or highway construction project – from bollards to built in pipes and cesspools to cycle stands. In a time when it is essential to gain ‘competitive advantage’ in an increasingly congested market, this price book provides instant-access cost information and is a one-stop reference.

  •  For budgeting: estimating principles, on-cost advice, method-related charges.
  • For resource costings: labour costs, plant costs, material prices.
  • For rapid cost information: approximate estimates, dayworks, cost indices.
  • For plant and labour allowances: production rates, outputs, man hour constants.
  • For detailed pricing: unit costs with full breakdown, or specialist prices, with advice on item coverage, waste allowances and comparative costs.
  • For incidental advice: tables and formulae, technical information, professional advice.
  • Updated, free of charge, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

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