New Rules Measurement Quantity Surveying

Is New Rules Measurement A Real Success Story?

Title: NRM – Is New Rules of Measurement A Real Success Story? There has been many pieces of literature in the UK construction industry which say the implementation of NRM has been successful however there has been very little surveys carried out which provide true data not opinions. Through analysing NRM in depth looking at the perceived advantages and barriers to their adoption it provided a better understanding of what the RICS were trying to achieve with New Rules Measurement. The dissertation aimed evaluate the impact of New Rules Measurement has had on the UK construction industry and how well the suite of documents were understood and utilised.

The method of data collection used in this research dissertation was questionnaires; this provided quantitative data which there was a lack of on this subject. This data was collected through the questionnaire which was sent to various companies to gain a greater understanding of the impact of New Rules Measurement across the industry. The main findings in the research were that many QS’s surveyed had not been given any training on New Rules Measurement as there was a small number of projects requesting its use. Quantity surveyors surveyed also believe there are benefits to using New Rules Measurement however they are not willing to seek training without a higher demand in New Rules Measurement use from clients.

NRM New Rules Measurement Dissertation
NRM New Rules Measurement Dissertation

A conclusion that can be drawn from the dissertation is that New Rules Measurement has yet to impact the industry as a whole, as many quantity surveyors do not fully understand what the documents are or what they are trying to achieve. The RICS should endeavour to keep promoting this publication to ensure the benefits are realised across the industry so that it becomes industry standard. The aim of this dissertation is to investigate the impact of New Rules Measurement and how it is being utilised in the UK construction industry and to evaluate the impact and utilisation. This research hopes to identify any barriers that may hinder the full integration of New Rules Measurement and therefore allows any issues to be clearly identified for the UK construction industry.

Research Objectives

  • Investigate the need for the UK construction industry to update from SMM7 to New Rules Measurement
  • Critical appraisal of New Rules Measurement to produce an understanding of its contents
    Identification of barriers that hold back New Rules Measurement
  • Evaluation of New Rules Measurement’s potential benefits
  • What are the opinions of those in industry on New Rules Measurement and how it is being used

Dissertation Contents

Research Aim Research Objectives
Research Method and Scope

Analysis of NRM and its impact
Background Information
Historical Role
Problems in current Quantity Surveying Practice
The need for NRM
Barriers to use of NRM in UK construction industry
Advantages of NRM
Global Appeal
BIM integration
Innovation in the construction industry

Research Methodology
Research Aim
Research Methodology
Research Approaches
Questionnaire Aim
The Participants
Response Rate
Questionnaire Structure
Rational for Questionnaire
Data Analysis

Data Analysis
Experience of Participants
Knowledge of Current Industry Standards
Use of Current Industry Standards
Knowledge of NRM
Use of NRM
Training on NRM
NRM being beneficial
Projects that used NRM in 2015
Projects that will use NRM in 2016
Barriers to NRM
NRM providing cost consistency and accuracy
Opinions on NRM
If it were your choice would you use NRM
Advantages of NRM

Conclusion and Recommendation
Aims & Objectives
Comments on objectives
Investigate the need to update from SMM7 to NRM
Critical appraisal of NRM
Barriers of NRM
NRM’s benefits
Opinions on NRM and how it is being used
Future Research



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One of the main challenges facing the construction industry is to continually find new ways of delivering construction projects effectively. Reports such as the Egan and Latham Report, Rethinking Construction in the UK etc., are all written as guidelines to help construction organizations and project teams focus more on the client and carry-out projects in line or parallel to the client’s business strategy to ultimately improve their services and project delivery. This continuous search for improvement and changes to facilitate bench-marking against best practices has called for more effective and dynamic approaches to the way things are done in the construction industry. These approaches include developing alternative procurement routes to ultimately improve communications between participants in the construction process and the adoption of an extensive variety of concepts, tools and techniques to develop collaboration and to enhance efficiency and quality. Other approaches include using IT (Information Technology) solutions to integrate the construction process with technology by electronic sharing of data and information in the design phase and the improvement of better components, materials and construction methods, including standardization and pre-assembly.

Knowledge Management UK Construction
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However, new markets demand a change in the way organisations operate and demand new concepts, tools and technology to improve the efficiency and quality of processes and products of construction firms, and researchers and practitioners in the KM field believe and continuously underline that KM is one of the concepts needed to meet these demands. They argue that it has become apparent that organisations need to manage their knowledge assets effectively and to continuously identify where knowledge resides in their organization, so that they can then organize it for employee use in their work processes. The aim of the dissertation is to explore, investigate and analyse whether the knowledge management (KM) concept enables construction organisations to deliver more efficient services and products, improved performance and enables them achieve their organisational objectives.

Dissertation Objectives

  • To appraise the academic and practice rudiments of knowledge management
  • To outline the implications of the KM concept on people, processes and products in construction organisations
  • To identify the main benefits of knowledge management, and assess whether the current perception and practice of KM in construction organisations allow them to have full access to these benefits and subsequent organisational benefits
  • To analyse through data collection in sample construction companies, the influence of KM in construction organisations and investigate its impact in delivering more efficient services and products, continuous improvements in processes and in gaining organisational benefits
  • To evaluate whether KM adds value to the construction industry as a whole

Dissertation Structure

The dissertation is divided in seven parts which are follows:

Chapter 1: Introduction to the research work describing the background of the study, its aims and objectives, and the scope of the study.

Chapter 2: Literature review appraising the academics and practice rudiments of knowledge management. It essentially reviews the general meaning, history, aims, objectives and benefits, and the implementation of KM in organisations.

Chapter 3: Literature review discussing the introduction and benefits of KM in construction industry. It essentially reviews academic discussions on the introduction, relevance and the current practice of KM in construction industry alongside the current tools and techniques used.

Chapter 4: Research methodology discussing the technique for executing the research work. It essentially discusses the method of research chosen, selection of samples and the justification for conducting the research work using that distinctive method.

Chapter 5: Data analysis discussing the research carried out within the sample organisations. It essentially describes KM practices in each particular sample organisation, its awareness, objectives, benefits, barriers and its general impact so far in each organisation. An analysis of each sample organisations is also carried out in this chapter.

Chapter 6: Cross-data analysis tries to explore parallel and unparalleled factors (similarities, common issues and differences) which help to identify the impact of KM in different organizations or firms in the construction industry. These organisations are analysed and compared under these topics: KM awareness and motivation; KM strategy and implementation and KM impact.

Chapter 7: Discussions, conclusions and recommendations drawn from the research findings, interviews, data collection and data analysis. The limitations of the study are also discussed in this chapter.

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