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oa Civil Engineer in South Africa - The advantages of a standard coding system for bills of quantities using the SA standard method of measurement : technical paper

Volume 34, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0009-7845

 

Abstract

The revision of the South African Standard Method of Measurement (SMM) to incorporate a Standard Coding System (SCS)for identifying items found in bills of quantities has been proposed and defended on several occasions. There has, however, been no response from the quantity surveying profession. In this paper the advantages and disadvantages flowing from these proposals are discussed. Research undertaken at the University of the Witwatersrand to test the applicability of the approach adopted in the United Kingdom (which incorporates an SCS in their SMM) to local conditions is then described. The way in which the bricklaying trade presents rules for measurement was adapted to include an SCS modelled on the UK example. It was shown that a document based on this revision could be used to identify items despite very different methods of presentation of the rules of measurement.

Die hersiening van die Suid-Afrikaanse Standardmetode van Meting (SMM) om 'n Standardkodestelsel (SKS) in te sluit om daardeur items op hoeveelheidslyste te kan identifiseer, is reeds by herhaling voorgestel en verdedig. Tot op hede het die bourekenaarsprofessie nog nie daarop gereageer nie. In hierdie referaat word die voor- en nadele wat uit so 'n stelsel sou vloei, bespreek. Navorsing wat aan die Universiteit van die Witwatersrand onderneem is om die toepaslikheid van die metode wat in die Verenigde Koninkrykgebruik word (wat 'n SKS in hulle SMM opneem) onder plaaslike omstandighede te toets, word beskryf. Die wyse waarop die messelaarsambag die reels vir meting beskryf, is gewysig om 'n SKS watop die VK-model geskoei is, in te sluit. Daar is bewys dat 'n dokument wat op hierdie wysiging gebaseer is, gebruik kan word om items te identifiseer ten spyte van verskillende metodes van voorstelling van die reels vir meting.

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2016-12-10

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