05.03.2020

The ideal cost control tool from the inception of a project to completion

Industry leaders, Rawlinsons (W.A.), are construction cost management professionals. Established 67 years ago they are also the proud creators and editors of the Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook and Construction Cost Guide, the most comprehensive and current library of construction pricing information and data sources in Australia.

Digitally better

At a time where the world is focusing on climate change and reducing carbon footprints, going digital is fast becoming the preferred, ‘green’ option. All Rawlinsons publications are available to purchase through an electronic platform that require a small, free downloadable application to be installed on the host machine to access the encrypted cloud server. The software is compatible with both Windows and MAC workstations although mobile devices are not supported. Whilst printing, copying and snipping functions are disabled as a security measure, the publications are available offline and are optimised for quick response time. The 2020 editions also include an extra level of bookmarking, assisting in swift movement to each sub section. Traditional hardcopies are available for those who prefer a physical book.

What is in the publications?

There is an enormous amount of data contained in these annual publications and, with two to choose from, there is a book for everyone. The Handbook deals with projects of a more complex nature covering values over and above $1.5 million. If your project is of a more domestic nature with a smaller project value that is below $1.5 million, the Cost Guide is more appropriate, also including a renovation section. Additionally, Rawlinsons offers a Process Engineering Handbook, which has been developed as an aid to the experienced estimator or project manager for large infrastructure and process engineering projects.

Who uses the book?

Not just limited to Quantity Surveyors and Estimators, a plethora of construction industry professionals use the publications, including architects, engineers, designers and builders. Many government bodies, state and local government departments, insurance companies, valuers and educational establishments also purchase Rawlinsons cost publications.

Aside from the use of the cost guides for estimating, the publications also contain a vast array of sundry information on construction topics such as contractual procedures and conditions of contract, estimated construction timeframes, information on current tax depreciation regulations and requirements, replacement insurance valuations and environmentally sustainable costs.

Correctly used, the Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook and Construction Cost Guide becomes a cost control tool from the inception of a project to the project completion and handover.

The 2020 editions are available to purchase now through an easy to use online store. Rawlinsons offer student discounts and bulks discounts are available for orders over 5 of the same title.

For more information head over to: www.rawlhouse.com.au  or call Rawlinsons office on 08 9424 5800