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Spon's Mechanical & Electrical, Architects' and Builders' and Rules of Thumb set (SMAR)

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This set of three books comprises Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2020, Spon's Architects' and Builders' Price Book 2020 and BSRIA BG 9/2011 Rules of Thumb - Guidelines for building services (5th Edition).

Overview

Available to pre-order. Release date for the SMAR 2020 set - 30th September 2020.

Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2020 (SPONM)

Spon's Mechanical and Electrical Services Price Book 2020 continues to be the most comprehensive and best annual services engineering price book currently available, providing detailed pricing information across the full range of mechanical and electrical services, together with higher-level costs for a diverse range of systems and different building applications. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2020 edition on the VitalSource® Bookshelf platform, available for access and use until the end of December 2020.

A number of new engineering features have been added:

This year the lighting section has been entirely overhauled to accurately represent the latest industry standards in light fittings
The three exciting areas of development AECOM has this year identified in the MEP sector -- battery storage systems, exposed services and grid decarbonisation
Along with new items including MVHRs, district heating HIUs, and air source heat pumps
All the standard features you have come to expect from SPON'S MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES PRICE BOOK are also included, considered essential for today’s services cost professional: detailed materials prices, labour constants, labour costs and measured work prices for mechanical and electrical works, from above ground drainage to automatic transfer switches, and circuit breakers to sprinkler systems an extensive Approximate Estimating section for quick, rule-of-thumb pricing of mechanical or electrical installations, together with elemental services costs for different types and standard of buildings full details of wage rates, daywork and cost indices on a national and Central London basis. an overhauled index and guidance notes updates, free of charge, twice a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

SPON’S Architects’ And Builders’ Price Book 2019, SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK 2020, compiled by AECOM, still provides the most accurate, detailed and professionally relevant construction price information for the UK. Its unique Tender Index, updated through the year (2015 = 100), gives an ongoing reality check and allows you to adjust for changing market conditions. Although it suits a wide range of project sizes, this is the only price book which sets out a detailed cost base for contracts exceeding £4,000,000 in value.

Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2020 edition on the VitalSource® Bookshelf platform, available for access and use until the end of December 2020.

As well as an overhaul of prices, several new items have been added, including:

a mental health cost model
a primary health care cost model
expanded ranges of entrance matwells and of Forticrete blocks
… along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON’S ARCHITECTS’ AND BUILDERS’ PRICE BOOK:

20,000 prices for the most frequently specified items, the majority with labour constants and detailed build-ups
Hundreds of alternative materials prices for the more unusual items
Detailed guidance on wage rates, daywork, cost limits and allowances, property insurance and professional fees, plus useful formulae, design criteria and trade association addresses
Updates, free of charge, twice a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

BSRIA’s complementary Rules of Thumb guide will be useful for approximately calculating values, setting outline targets and rapidly comparing different options to inform the early stages of the design process.

The latest edition comes in comes in a user-friendly spiral-bound format and contains:
greatly increased guidance about space and weight allowances
CO2 emissions benchmarks
clearer guidance about costs, expanded to include energy consumption, maintenance, operation and life cycle cost information
a system features section that has been subdivided into mechanical and electrical systems and clarified
guidance about compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations, renewable technologies and air permeability of buildings
Please note that dispatch times might be a little longer than normal due to SPON's being delivered by an external publisher. We will aim to fulfil within 48 hours.

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA
  • Published: September 2019