The pricing of the constituent component items of a project has a substantial influence on the profitability of a project for a building contractor. Despite this, there has been relatively little research done on this subject since ‘unbalanced bidding’ (the manipulation of component item prices) was identified as a viable strategy 50 years ago. The science now confirms that there are considerable benefits for building and engineering contractors if they adopt a well-disciplined and well-informed approach to the pricing of their work. This book outlines a new approach, called CUP Theory (Construction Unit Pricing Theory), which is intended to lay a new foundation for a scientifically based approach to item pricing. It shows that contractors could increase their profit by as much as 150% without much change to their risk. The author has included a CD containing the program by which pricing can be calculated, and has presented it so that it can be further worked on by those researching the field.
|Place of Publication||Claremont, South Africa|
|Number of pages||150|
|ISBN (Print)||1919895698, 9781919895697, 1920516522, 9781920516529|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|