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NRM - Is New Rules of Measurement A Real Success Story? (2016)

Ref: build0097

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 NRM. The dissertation aimed evaluate the impact of NRM 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 NRM across the industry. The main findings in the research were that many quantity surveyors surveyed had not been given any training on NRM as there was a small number of projects requesting its use. Quantity surveyors surveyed also believe there are benefits to using NRM however they are not willing to seek training without a higher demand in NRM’s use from clients. A conclusion that can be drawn from the dissertation is that NRM 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 NRM 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 NRM 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 NRM
  • Critical appraisal of NRM to produce an understanding of its contents
  • Identification of barriers that hold back NRM
  • Evaluation of NRM’s potential benefits
  • What are the opinions of those in industry on NRM and how it is being used

  • 12,000 words - 56 pages in length
  • Excellent use of literature
  • Excellent analysis of subject area
  • Well written throughout
  • Includes questionnaire
  • Ideal for quantity surveying students


1 – Introduction
Rationale
Hypothesis
Research Aim Research Objectives
Research Method and Scope
Structure

2 - 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
Updated
Global Appeal
BIM integration
Innovation in the construction industry

3 – Research Methodology
Research Aim
Research Methodology
Research Approaches
Quantitative
Qualitative
Questionnaire Aim
The Participants
Response Rate
Questionnaire Structure
Rational for Questionnaire
Data Analysis

4 – Data Analysis
Questionnaires
Participants
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

5 – Conclusion and Recommendation
Hypothesis
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
Conclusion
Recommendation
Limitations
Future Research

References

Appendix
Questionnaire


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