Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Surinder Singh
    Pages 1-3
  3. Surinder Singh
    Pages 4-10
  4. Surinder Singh
    Pages 11-62
  5. Surinder Singh
    Pages 63-108
  6. Surinder Singh
    Pages 137-147
  7. Surinder Singh
    Pages 174-176
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 181-185

About this book


This book deals with the important subject of cost estimation from a scientific standpoint. Adopting the approach of design analysis and computation of quantities for commercial buildings of varying heights and structural forms, the author has developed a range of more than 260 charts to assist in the production of cost estimates for the required constituent quantities of a given structure, where the preparation of realistic estimates has in the past raised considerable problems. A broad range of commercial building types is considered, from 5 to 50 storeys in height, and the effects on quantities of the varying design parameters, such as column grid size, number of storeys, location of structural components, arrangement of beams, grades of concrete, and so on, are described and comprehensively illustrated by charts.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Surinder Singh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Building and Estate ManagementNational University of SingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Building Construction Program College of ArchitectureGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-13032-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-13030-6
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Oil, Gas & Geosciences