The Estimating Process

  • Adrian J. Smith
Part of the Macmillan Building and Surveying Series book series (BASS)


The traditional methods of construction procurement in most parts of the world all generally involve some form of competition between a number of contractors, with price usually playing a major part in the selection of the contractor eventually chosen to carry out the work. Contractors therefore need some reliable method of forecasting prices, and therefore likely costs, for future construction work.


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© A.J. Smith 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian J. Smith
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  1. 1.Department of Building and ConstructionCity University of Hong KongHong Kong

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