Document Downloads: NRM 2: Detailed measurement for building works

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Code of measuring practice

Long established and understood professional responsibilities to clients are matched by statutory obligations to users of property. It is a criminal offence for those involved in estate agency or property development business to give false or misleading information about specified aspects of land (which includes buildings) that are offered for sale. This sixth edition of the code provides succinct, precise definitions to permit the accurate measurement of buildings and land, the calculation of the sizes (areas and volumes) and the description or specification of land and buildings on a common and consistent basis. See Red Book and Valuation hub – for the latest face-to-face learning, conferences, events and news (including IPMS). Note that for offices the Code of measuring practice, 6th edition, has been superseded by RICS property measurement.

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New rules of measurement

The RICS new rules of measurement (NRM) suite of documents provides a standard set of measurement rules that are understandable by anyone involved in a construction project. Although principally based on UK practice, the need for a coordinated set of rules and underlying philosophy behind NRM has worldwide application. The NRM suite comprises 3 volumes. NRM 1: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for capital building works The first edition, NRM: Order of cost estimating and elemental cost planning, published in February 2009, but several factors prompted a second edition. The opportunity was also taken to simplify and augment certain aspects of the rules. The second edition is effective from 1 January 2013. NRM 2: Detailed measurement for building works This first edition of NRM 2 is effective from 1 January 2013. It replaces the Standard Method of Measurement for Building Works (SMM), its latest version being SMM7. NRM 3: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for building maintenance works NRM 3 provides essential guidance on the quantification and description of maintenance works for the purpose of preparing initial order of cost estimates during the preparation stages of a building project, elemental cost plans during the design development stages (pre-construction) and detailed asset-specific cost plan (post-construction) and throughout the in use phases of a building project or facility.The guidance provided by the rules also aids the procurement and cost control of maintenance works. NRM 3 is effective from 1 January 2015.

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NRM2 appendices

Effective from 1 January 2013

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