Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM) – A Practical Review

Module Ref: A3

Duration: 1 day


To provide an understanding the workings of CESMM3&4, its principles and use.


  • Background of CESMM
  • Principles of how CESMM works
  • Terminology and main features
  • The coding system
  • Bills of Quantities class structure and preambles
  • Examples of usage

Teaching Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, delegates should understand:

  • Principles of the CESMM
  • Role of the CESMM
  • Bill of quantities production and item measurement
  • Preambles importance
  • Responsibilities for errors and omissions

At the end of the workshop, delegates should be able to:

  • Undertake the build-up of items in the classifications
  • Convert actual measurements into bill of quantity items
  • Prepare a simple bill of quantities using CESMM
  • Identify/avoid errors in a CESMM bill of quantities

Teaching style and aids

  • Informal workshop/tutorial – single tutor
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Maximum 15 delegates
  • Copy of tutors notes available to download from our web portal after the training
  • PC and projector supplied by tutor
  • Whiteboard / flip chart / pens required

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