SPON'S CIVIL ENGINEERING AND HIGHWAY WORKS PRICE BOOK 2018 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 unit costs, and in conformity with CESMM4 and the Highways Method of Measurement.

This 32nd edition incorporates a general update of prices in consultation with leading manufacturers, suppliers and specialist contractors -- especially in line with changes in the labour force and devaluation of the pound:

  • Adjustments to the scope, range and detail of information help the user adjust unit costs with reference to allocated resources and outputs
  • Resource costing in Part 4 is supplemented by the further advice on output factors in Part 10.
  • Rail rates have been heavily revised, as the rail sector is currently overstretched.
  • Man hours methodology has been generally used instead of gang rates, clarifying labour costs and output

Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with a VitalSource® ebook of this 2018 edition. This versatile and powerful online data viewing package is available for use until the end of December 2018.

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, two or three times a year – see inside for registration details. Updates are available online at www.pricebooks.co.uk

part 1|48 pages


chapter 1|4 pages

Purpose and Content of the Book

chapter 3|6 pages

Capital Allowances

chapter 4|8 pages

Value Added Tax

chapter 5|6 pages

Aggregates Levy

chapter 6|10 pages

Land Remediation

chapter 7|4 pages

Landfill Tax

part |6 pages

Oncosts and Profit

chapter 8|4 pages

Oncosts and Profit

part |6 pages

Cost and Tender Price Indices

chapter 9|4 pages

Cost and Tender Price Indices

part |16 pages


chapter 10|15 pages


part |78 pages

Approximate Estimating

chapter 11|18 pages

Preliminaries and General Items

chapter 12|8 pages

Building Prices Per Square Metre

part |208 pages

Unit Costs – Civil Engineering Works

chapter 15a|3 pages

Unit Costs – Civil Engineering Works

chapter 15|4 pages

Class A: General Items

chapter 16|5 pages

Class B: Ground Investigation

chapter 18|2 pages

Class D: Demolition And Site Clearance

chapter 19|20 pages

Class E: Earthworks

chapter 20|6 pages

Class F: In Situ Concrete

chapter 21|13 pages

Class G: Concrete Ancillaries

chapter 22|2 pages

Class H: Precast Concrete

chapter 23|23 pages

Class I: Pipework – Pipes

chapter 27|2 pages

Class M: Structural Metalwork

chapter 28|5 pages

Class N: Miscellaneous Metalwork

chapter 29|7 pages

Class O: Timber

chapter 30|14 pages

Class P: Piles

chapter 31|7 pages

Class Q: Piling Ancillaries

chapter 32|18 pages

Class R: Roads And Pavings

chapter 33|8 pages

Class S: Rail Track

chapter 34|5 pages

Class T: Tunnels

chapter 35|14 pages

Class U: Brickwork, Blockwork And Masonry

chapter 36|8 pages

Class V: Painting

chapter 37|6 pages

Class W: Waterproofing

chapter 38|5 pages

Class X: Miscellaneous Work

part |146 pages

Unit Costs – Highway Works

chapter 40a|5 pages

Unit Costs – Highway Works

chapter 40|2 pages

Series 100: Preliminaries

chapter 41|3 pages

Series 200: Site Clearance

chapter 42|4 pages

Series 300: Fencing

chapter 44|23 pages

Series 500: Drainage and Service Ducts

chapter 45|18 pages

Series 600: Earthworks

chapter 46|7 pages

Series 700: Pavements

chapter 51|2 pages

Series 1500: Motorway Communications

chapter 53|9 pages

Series 1700: Structural Concrete

chapter 56|2 pages

Series 2000: Waterproofing For Structures

chapter 57|3 pages

Series 2100: Bridge Bearings

chapter 62|12 pages

Series 3000 Landscape and Ecology

part |10 pages


chapter 64|9 pages


part |8 pages

Professional Fees

chapter 65|7 pages

Professional Fees

part |10 pages


chapter 66|9 pages


part |17 pages

Useful Addresses for Further Information

chapter 67|16 pages

Useful Addresses for Further Information

part |94 pages

Tables and Memoranda

chapter 68|4 pages

Conversion Tables

chapter 69|4 pages


chapter 70|1 pages


chapter 72|6 pages


chapter 73|5 pages

Concrete Work

chapter 74|2 pages


chapter 75|1 pages


chapter 76|3 pages


chapter 77|5 pages


chapter 78|4 pages


chapter 79|1 pages


chapter 80|17 pages


chapter 81|7 pages

Kerbs, Paving, etc.

chapter 82|3 pages

Seeding/Turfing and Planting

chapter 83|5 pages

Fencing and Gates

chapter 84|7 pages


chapter 85|1 pages

Electrical Supply/Power/Lighting Systems

chapter 86|3 pages

Rail Tracks

chapter 88|1 pages

Imperial Standard Wire Gauge (SWG)

chapter 89|9 pages

Pipes, Water, Storage, Insulation