Tuesday, November 15, 2011

FREE APPLE APP - DLS Construction Cost Handbook 2011


The DLS Construction Cost Handbook 2011 Application - New for IPad and IPhone Users.

(you can view it without having IPhone & IPad, but needs an Apple ID & Itunes to download it)

Published annually, the Davis Langdon & Seah Construction Cost Handbook is a handy reference for the construction industry providing useful nuggets of both industry related information and reference material.

The information contained within the DLS Construction Cost Handbook is structured to allow ease of retrieving the wealth of data compiled from the firm’s involvement in projects, big and small, across Asia.

For further information and advice related to any particular project, please contact any of the regional offices listed in the Directory of Davis Langdon & Seah - a multidisciplinary regional construction cost consultants employing more than 2,800 personnel in 40 offices spread throughout 13 Asian countries.


•Construction Cost Data
•General Construction Data
•M & E Costs Data
•ACMV Costs for Design and Developments
•Fit Out Costs
•Unit Costs for Ancillary Facilities
•Property Commentaries
•Property Indicators
•Tender Price Indices
•Construction Outlook
•Current Construction Regulations
•Country Contacts, Office locations and Maps
•Etc, etc…

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JKR - Buku Kos Purata Semeter Persegi Kerja-kerja Pembinaan Bangunan Terbitan 2/2010


Maklumat Kos Semeter Persegi

pdf files in a ZIP

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Version 2013


JKR - Jadual Kadar Harga Bagi Kerja-kerja Pukal Terbitan 2011


Jadual Kadar Harga Kerja-Kerja Pukal Terbitan 2011

pdf files in Zip

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ISO 9000 Untuk Kontraktor

By H.W. Chung

The ISO 9000 family of quality standards has been adopted world-wide as a framework for building better relationships between suppliers and customers. Originally a manufacturing-industry concern, quality is now acknowledged to be a key issue for the construction sector whose clients increasingly demand quality certification.

This book explains the concepts and practice of quality assurance and management in construction. Clearly written and well illustrated, with plenty of sample quality system documents and other pro-forma, this book will make the daunting task of developing, implementing and managing a quality system a great deal easier for contractors.

This is practical guide for building and construction contractors and sub-contractors, project managers and other construction professionals. Also for undergraduate and postgraduate students of building, construction management and project management.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

JKR Sarawak - Schedule of Rates

Schedule of Rates 2010 (.pdf)

Schedule of Rates for Building Works in Sarawak 2010
Schedule of Rates for Civil Engineering Works in Sarawak 2010
Schedule of Rates for Watermain Construction in Sarawak 2010

Schedule of Rates 2006

Schedule of Rates 2008






Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kontrak Pembinaan - Soalan dan Jawapan (Edition Kedua)


"A fascinating concept, full of knowledgeable gems put in the most frank of styles ... A book to sample when the time is right and to come back to when another time is right, maybe again and again." - David A. Simmonds, Building Engineer Magazine.

Is there a difference between inspecting and supervising? What does "time-barred" mean? Is the contractor entitled to take possession of a section of the work even though it is the contractor's fault that possession is not practicable?

Construction law can be a minefield. Professionals need answers which are pithy and straightforward, as well as legally rigorous. The two hundred questions in the book are real questions, picked from the thousands of telephone enquiries David Chappell has received as a Specialist Adviser to the Royal Institute of British Architects.

The material is considerably updated from the first edition - weeded, extended and almost doubled in coverage. The questions range in content from extensions of time, liquidated damages and loss and/or expense to issues of warranties, bonds, novation, practical completion, defects, valuation, certificates and payment, architects' instructions, adjudication and fees. Brief footnotes and a table of cases are included for those who wish to investigate further.

This will be an invaluable reference for architects, project managers, contractors, QSs, employers and others involved in construction.

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