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Urban Drainage Practice provides detailed guidance and practical advice on the design, operation, planning, management and maintenance principles required to address all major urban drainage issues.
With the recent flooding incidents in the UK and internationally, and the UK government recommendations following the recent Pitt Review, this is a very topical issue.
Each chapter features an illustrative case study that will appeal to practitioners, and the text has a strong practical focus throughout.
Providing comprehensive coverage of the subject from an author and contributors who are well-recognised in the field in both practice and education, Urban Drainage Practice is of relevance to local authority engineers, drainage design and operation engineers (in the wider water industry) and consultants or contractors working in this field
PUBLISHING MAY 2013
This book provides a comprehensive range of examples of diagrams and bills of quantities based in Section 8, works classification, of CESMM4. The example bill pages illustrate the application of the rules of measurement in all classes of CESMM4. The diagrams include some helpful short-cuts for engineers and surveyors preparing bills of quantities.
This edition has been published in a larger format to enable the diagrams to be more easily interpreted. CESMM4: Examples will undoubtedly continue the success of previous editions in providing quick easy-reference examples of the usage of CESMM4.
This fourth edition of the handbook has been specifically created to be used alongside the new Civil Engineering Stanard Method of Measurement, fourth edition - CESMM4.
The handbook has been completely updated and includes new text to bring it in line with the changes and new material contained within CESMM4. The handbook explains the amendments which have been made to make CESMM4 contract neutral and inclusive of the latest technologies.
The CESMM4: Handbook will remain indisputably the essential reference tool for all users of CESMM and students of civil engineering and quantity surveying.
PUBLISHING MAY 2013
The Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM) has been well-established for over 35 years as the standard for the preparation of bills of quantities in civil engineering work. This fourth edition, CESMM4, brings the method into line with changes in industry practices and extends its usage into all new areas.
The 3 book set includes these CESMM4 products:
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