- Project plans
- Project activities
- Legislation and standards
- Industry context
Last edited 22 May 2018
The New Rules of Measurement (NRM) are published by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). They provide a standard set of measurement rules for estimating, cost planning, procurement and whole-life costing for construction projects.
According to NRM3: Order of cost estimating and cost planning for building maintenance works, the term ‘abnormal costs’ means:
‘…costs other than those typically encountered for the project funding route, including costs accruing due to circumstances outside the project manager’s control. Examples of abnormal costs include those arising from issues such as: access constraints, legacy data issues, unforeseen events due to the nature of the assessment of works, statutory bodies and listed buildings.’
 Find out more
 Related articles on Designing Buildings Wiki
Featured articles and news
Case study in the use of soft landings at the University of the West of England.
Richard Rogers wins is the AIA’s highest annual honour.
A quick introduction to a healthier and more sustainable form of construction.
The structural feasibility of modular high-rise buildings.
BRE conference on ways of providing and maintaining quality indoor environments.
CDBB publish foundational definitions and values to guide the development of the National Digital Twin.
Despite the reduction in staffing, most users remain satisfied with the service.
We run through the top 37 styles in history - but how many would you recognise?
Improving approaches to risk in the built environment sector.
Megatrends: Smart Building Technology.