At Slade Parry we speak to you in plain English wherever possible but below you will find a number of key terms used in our profession.
Is a professional person who provides advice on property and construction.
Is a professional who is appointed to advise and assist the employer on how to comply with the requirements of the CDM Regulations.
Is a professional named within more traditional procurement contracts to act on behalf of the Employer to ensure the works are carried out correctly.
Is a professional named within a Design and Build Contract to act on behalf of the Employer ensuring that the end product fulfils the Employer’s needs and requirements.
Is a professional with experience and knowledge not normally possessed by the average person concerning a particular topic.
Party Wall Surveyor
Is a professional who specialises in dealing with the requirements of the Party Wall Act.
Professional Member MRICS
Is a professional surveyor who has completed the RICS’s Assessment of Professional Competence and continues to comply with the RICS’s stringent rules and regulations.
Is a professional responsible for leading a project from inception to execution.
Is a professional person working within the construction industry concerned with procurement, cost and contacts.
Bills of Quantities
Is a document prepared to provide a tendering contractor with all the relevant information to ensure the contractor prices the works correctly. The priced document is then used as a control document throughout the construction process.
Building Regulation Approval
Is a set of standards set by the government with regards to the standards and quality a building must meet and are regulated by the local authority or approved inspectors.
Is a process to provide early cost advice on a proposed project.
Drawn documents produced using autoCAD to show design and layout.
Is a document setting out the Employer’s requirements and parameters for the project. The document includes a Contract Sum Analysis which the contractor enters prices against the identified cost centres.
Is a process to evaluate a proposal to determine the possibility of its success within the parameters set.
Is the permission required by government and obtained from the local authority in order for a certain buildings to be constructed or existing uses for buildings to be changed.
SAP Energy Calculations
Are a set of calculations prepared for Building Regulation purpose to identify the buildings energy rating.
Is a document listing the elements of the works required on a project.
Is a document prepared to identify the works and the level of quality required on a project. The priced document is then used throughout the construction process.
Are a set of documents issued to tendering contractors to ensure all the contractors follow the same rules, the documents normally include the project drawings, Bills of Quantities or other tendering document together with the form of tender and formal invitation to tender.
Computer Aided Design programme used in the production of construction drawings.
Building Cost Information Service – Organisation affiliated with the RICS to provide cost data for building projects.
Computer programme used in the production of Bills of Quantities.
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007
A set of defined legal duties relating to the safe design and operation on construction sites.
Joint Contracts Tribunal – Organisation producing standard forms of building contracts.
Party Wall etc. Act 1996
An act introduced by the government to provide a framework for preventing and dealing with disputes in relation to party structures.
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – Professional body for surveyors.
Competitive or negotiated price submitted by a Contractor.