Document Downloads: NRM 2: Detailed measurement for building works

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Code of measuring practice

The Code of measuring practice is being replaced by RICS property measurement, which became effective on 1 January 2016. The 6th edition of the code became effective globally from 18 May 2015 when it was incorporated into the first professional statement, that for offices.

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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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