Document downloads - New rules of measurement
Code of measuring practice, 6th edition was reinstated on 23 January 2018 after publication of RICS property measurement, 2nd edition.
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.
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 1st edition, NRM: Order of cost estimating and elemental cost planning, published in February 2009, but several factors prompted a 2nd edition. The opportunity was also taken to simplify and augment certain aspects of the rules. The 2nd edition took effect from 1 January 2013.
NRM 2: Detailed measurement for building works
This first edition of NRM 2 took effect from 1 January 2013. It replaced 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 took effect from 1 January 2015.