Method of Measurement for Highway Works (MMHW) – A Practical Review

Module Ref: A4

Duration: 1 day


To give civil engineers and quantity surveyors an understanding of the MMHW, its principles and its use.


  • Background and principles
  • Terminology and features
  • Bills of quantities series structure and preambles
  • Measurement
  • Examples of usage

Teaching Outcomes

At the end of the workshop, delegates should understand:

  • The interaction of contract documents
  • Item coverage significance
  • The importance of preambles
  • Itemisation in the MMHW series
  • Responsibilities for errors and omissions

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

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