Abbreviations used in Quantity surveying


Abbreviations used in Quantity surveying

Quantity Surveyors use some specific terms as short abbreviation  that are mentioned in the drawings used for Construction purposes.The abbreviations used provides a relevant reference to all the surveyors working in the field. 

Quantity Surveyors uses some standard abbreviations while preparing bill of quantities (B.O.Q). If you are doing degree in civil engineering or any course in surveying field you must have good knowledge of these abbreviations used in the Civil field.    

General Abbreviations in Quantity Surveying  are :-

a.b                           As before

a.b.d.                       As before described

a.b.s.                        As before specified

a.m.e.                      Bill, measure and extend

 b.i.                          Build in

 CL                         Center line

 c.p                          Chromium plated

 cts                          Centers

 ddt                         Deduct

 descd.                    Described

 dia.                        Diameter

 dim./dimsd            Dimension ed

 dis                        Distance

 ditto./do                As before

 d.p.c.                     Damp proof course

 drg./dwg.               Drawing

 ea.                        Each

 E.o.                       Extra over

 ex                         Extra/out of

 f/c                        Final cost

 F.F.L.                     Finished floor level

 F.L.                       Floor level

 f.s.                        Finished size

 ftgs                       Footings

 galvd                    Galvanized

 G.F.A.                    Gross floor area

 G.L.                      Ground level

 GPO                    General purpose outlet

 HDUPVC              Heavy duty unplasticised polyvinyl chloride

 HE                       Fitment hook and allowance

 I.L                        Invert level

 In-situ                  In position

O.T.R.                    Other than rock

 P.C.                      Prime cost

 P.C.A.                   Plumb cut allowance

 p.v.a.                    Polyvinyl acetate

 p.v.c.                    Polyvinyl chloride

 rebar                   Bar reinforcement

 R.L                      Reduced level

 R.O.Z.C.               Red Oxide Zinc Chromatic

 SMM                   Standard method of measurement

 specfn                 Specification

 t.c                       Terr-action

 T&G                   Tongue and Groove

 UPVC                 Unplasticised Polyvinyl Chloride

 v.c.                     Vitrified clay

 w.                       With

 xtg.                     Existing

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