Quantity Surveys for Cost Estimates

by George W. Heller,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1964, Vol. 90, Issue 1, Pg. 37-46

Document Type: Journal Paper


Preparation of material and equipment quantity surveys for project costing is examined. Types of material by usage are outlined as well as considerations for preparation, organization, and summarization of quantities surveyed. The translation of nonpermanent material into usable quantities for pricing is explained. Material is related to labor, and quantity survey details versus field cost accounting methods as they bear on the survey breakdown and accuracy are examined. Included also is an investigation of the primary considerations for surveying equipment, all of the items that might be included, and a logical method of analyzing the installation.

Subject Headings: Equipment and machinery | Surveying instruments | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Construction costs | Organizations | Geomatic surveys | Pricing | Labor

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