SPON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2020 from AECOM gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works. It provides a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, with labour rates updated. cost guidance is given at a number of levels, varying from the more general functional costs to detailed resource costing, and in conformity with CESMM4 and the Highways Method of Measurement.

This 34th edition gives a strong development of prices for excavations and rail, and a general overhaul of prices through the book.

Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with an ebook of this 2020 edition on the VitalSource® Bookshelf platform, available for access and use until the end of December 2020.

In a time when it is essential to gain 'competitive advantage' in a sometimes turbulent market, this price book provides instant-access cost information and forms a one-stop reference.

… along with the standard features you have come to expect from SPON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK:

  • for budgeting: estimating principles, on-cost advice, method-related charges
  • for resource costings: labour costs, plant costs, material prices
  • for rapid cost information: approximate estimates, dayworks, cost indices
  • for plant and labour allowances: production rates, outputs, man hour constants
  • for detailed pricing: unit costs with full breakdown, or specialist prices, with advice on item coverage, waste allowances and comparative costs
  • for incidental advice: tables and formulae, technical information, professional advice

  • updates, free of charge, twice a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

part 1|3 pages


chapter 1|4 pages

Purpose and Content of the Book

chapter 3|20 pages

Capital Allowances

chapter 4|7 pages

Value Added Tax

chapter 5|6 pages

The Aggregates Levy

chapter 6|10 pages

Land Remediation

chapter 7|4 pages

The Landfill Tax

part 2|6 pages

Oncosts and Profit

part 3|6 pages

Cost Indices and Location Factors

part 4|16 pages


part 5|82 pages

Approximate Estimating

part 6|85 pages

Unit Costs – Civil Engineering Works

part 7|148 pages

Unit Costs – Highway Works

part 8|10 pages


part 9|4 pages

Professional Fees

part 10|8 pages

Professional Fees

part 11|18 pages

Useful Addresses for Further Information

part 12|94 pages

Tables and Memoranda