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RICS-APC Revision Guide 1001 Questions and Answers for Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers (PDF)

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Edition: 2021
Pages: 201
Author(s): RICS
Publisher: RICS
Language: English
Size: 137 Mb

Welcome to the RICS - APC Revision Guide, the purpose of this book is to support candidates progress their APC and ultimately achieve MRICS status.

The APC is personal to the individual; therefore, the Summary of Experience and final assessment is geared around the candidate’s knowledge and individual experience. The assessors will use the submission document to test competence at various levels as defined in the RICS pathway guide. It is important to understand the various competency levels to ensure the Summary of Experience is drafted correctly and the appropriate response to questions in the final assessment are provided.

Content:

Introduction.......................................................................................................... 7
Summary of Experience and Case Study examples.......................................... 8
Hot tips for passing the final assessment........................................................... 9
RICS in general.................................................................................................. 10
Ethics, Rules of Conduct and Professionalism................................................... 12
Rules/ Conduct................................................................................................... 12
Ethics................................................................................................................... 15
Setting up your own practice.............................................................................. 18
CPD...................................................................................................................... 18
Gifts and hospitality............................................................................................ 20
Conflict of interest............................................................................................... 20
Bribery, Money laundering and Corruption...................................................... 22
Modern slavery................................................................................................... 24
Professional Indemnity Insurance (PH).............................................................. 24
Client care........................................................................................................... 27
General................................................................................................................ 27
Complaints........................................................................................................... 29
Clients' Money .................................................................................................... 30
Fees/ Appointments ........................................................................................... 31
Communication and negotiation ........................................................................ 33
Communication................................................................................................... 33
Negotiation.......................................................................................................... 35
Health and safety ............................................................................................... 36
General................................................................................................................ 36
Visiting Site.......................................................................................................... 37
RAMS................................................................................................................... 39
Asbestos............................................................................................................... 39
Guidance and Regulation..................................................................................... 41
CDM Regulations................................................................................................. 42
Accounting principles and procedures............................................................. 46
General................................................................................................................ 46
CAPEX & OPEX Expenditure.............................................................................. 48
Balance sheet...................................................................................................... 48
Cashflow forecast............................................................................................... 49
Profit and loss account........................................................................................ 49
Insolvency & Bankruptcy..................................................................................... 50
Business planning.............................................................................................. 52
General................................................................................................................ 52
Business planning.............................................................................................. 54
Conflict avoidance management, and dispute resolution procedures ...... 56
Conflict avoidance ............................................................................................. 56
Dispute resolution ............................................................................................... 57
Negotiation.......................................................................................................... 57
Mediation ........................................................................................................... 58
Conciliation.......................................................................................................... 58
Expert witness ..................................................................................................... 58
Expert determination........................................................................................... 58
Adjudication ........................................................................................................ 59
Arbitration............................................................................................................ 60
Data management.............................................................................................. 62
General................................................................................................................ 62
Acts and Regulation.......................................................................................... 63
Client confidentiality........................................................................................... 64
Diversity, inclusion and team working............................................................. 65
Diversity and inclusion..................................................................................... 65
Teamworking .................................................................................................. 66
Inclusive environments.................................................................................... 69
Sustainability.................................................................................................... 71
General............................................................................................................ 71
Sustainable technology .................................................................................. 72
Sustainable construction................................................................................. 74
EPC & SBEM................................................................................................... 76
Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS).................................................................... 76
General.............................................................................................................. 77
Economic Development and Construction Act 2009 ................................... 78
intent.................................................................................................................. 79
Guarantee ......................................................................................................... 80
Collateral Warranties........................................................................................... 82
Assignment.......................................................................................................... 83
Bonds................................................................................................................... 83
Antiquities ............................................................................................................ 86
Defects................................................................................................................. 86
Novation.............................................................................................................. 87
Retention............................................................................................................. 87
General insurance.............................................................................................. 88
Contractors Design Portion (CDP)....................................................................... 89
Different types of subcontractors....................................................................... 89
Insolvency & liquidation...................................................................................... 90
Termination and suspension............................................................................... 90
Delay damages/ Liquidated Damages(LDs)....................................................... 90
Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA).................................................... 92
Building Contracts............................................................................................... 92
Bespoke building contracts / contract amendments.......................................... 93
JCT Contracts....................................................................................................... 94
NEC 3 ECC Contracts.......................................................................................... 101
JCT VS NEC......................................................................................................... 110
Development / project briefs.............................................................................. 111
Feasibility study..................................................................................................... 111
Project brief........................................................................................................... 112
Leading projects, people and teams ................................................................... 114
People management and leadership................................................................... 114
Motivation............................................................................................................ 116
Human resource & legislation........................................................................... 118
Programming and planning ............................................................................... 119
RIBA Plan of Work............................................................................................. 119
Programming .................................................................................................... 119
Acceleration......... ............................................................................................. 122
Construction technology and environmental services................................. 123
General.............................................................................................................. 123
Temporary works.............................................................................................. 123
Substructure...................................................................................................... 124
Foundations....................................................................................................... 125
Superstructure................................................................................................... 128
Structural .......................................................................................................... 130
Frames............................................................................................................... 131
Internals & finishes............................................................................................ 133
Mechanical & Electrical..................................................................................... 134
Roofing & Cladding............................................................................................ 135
Surveys............................................................................................................... 136
Fire prevention and safety............ ................................................................... 137
Regulation & British Standards......................................................................... 137
O&M manuals............................ ,...................................................................... 139
Procurement and tendering.............................................................................. 140
Procurement Generally..................................................................................... 140
Traditional procurement................................................................................... 141
Design& Build (D&B)......................................................................................... 141
Construction Management............................................................................... 143
Management contracting.................................................................................. 144
Frameworks ...................................................................................................... 145
Partnering......................................................................................................... 146
Tendering generally........................................................................................... 147
Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)............................................................. 148
Single stage tendering....................................................................................... 148
Two stage tendering.......................................................................................... 149
Negotiated tender............................................................................................. 150
OJEU.................................................................................................................. 150
Tender returns and analysis............................................................................. 152
Managing projects............................................................................................. 156
General.............................................................................................................. 156
Project execution plan (PEP)............................................................................. 157
Change management........................................................................................ 157
Project Audit ..................................................................................................... 158
Stakeholder Management................................................................................. 159
Value Engineering.............................................................................................. 159
Value Management........................................................................................... 161
Project finance................................................................................................... 162
Design economics and cost planning............................................................... 162
Quantification and costing (of construction works)........................................ 163
New Rules of Measurement (NRM).................................................................. 163
Order of Cost Estimate...................................................................................... 164
Provisional Sums............................................................................................... 165
Cost planning .................................................................................................... 166
BCIS.................................................................................................................... 171
Pricing of contracts ............................................................................................ 171
Prime cost sums................................................................................................ 174
Preliminaries..................................................... ................................................ 174
Inflation.............................................................................................................. 175
Measurement.................................................................................................... 176
BoQ (bill of quantities) ...................................................................................... 177
CashFlow........................................................................................................... 178
Financial & cost reporting.................................................................................. 179
Life Cycle Costing............................................................................................... 180
Advance payments............................................................................................ 182
Valuations.......................................................................................................... 182
Final Account..................................................................................................... 185
Payment process............................................................................................... 186
Commercial management (of construction works) ...................................... 188
General.............................................................................................................. 188
Capital Allowances............................................................................................ 189
Commercial models........................................................................................... 190
Contract administration...................................................................................... 191
Contract administrator...................................................................................... 191
Programme ....................................................................................................... 192
Practical completion (under JCT)...................................................................... 192
Opening-up and testing (under JCT).................................................................. 193
Extension of time (under JCT)........................................................................... 193
Risk management.............................................................................................. 194
Hot topics........................................................................................................... 197
BIM.................................................................................................................... 197
Listed buildings and conservation areas....................................................... 197
Planning permission........................................................................................ 198
Latham report................................................................................................... 199
CSR................................................................................................................... 199

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