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2. ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
Determining an accurate value for the supply and installation of mechanical and electrical services is a difficult task due to the level of specialisation and variance within this sector of the industry. The level of specialised knowledge and the ever changing technology has prevented the Quantity Surveyor from taking a firm hold on the cost estimation of these services. Cost estimates have previously been prepared by consultant services engineers or based on costs provided by these consultants.
However, employers nowadays require more cost certainty in the estimates of costs. As a direct result the New Rules of Measurement 1 (NRM1) has been devised. This document can be used in conjunction with both the RIBA Plan of Work and the OGC Gateways.
This assignment looks to identify HVAC and electrical systems which could apply to a building as described in the brief. Once these are defined prices for this installation are to be developed in line with each of the RIBA stages 2, 3 and 4
Mitchel, C. (2015) An Introduction to defining Cost Estimates for Mechanical and Electrical Services using the NRM1, University of Salford 2015 (MSc. QS (M&E).