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Black Book

Black Book

The 'Black Book' is a collection of guidance notes that define good technical practice for quantity surveying and construction professionals.

Covering all processes throughout the project life cycle, they are essential development tools for junior professionals working through their APC and useful guides to best practice for more experienced professionals.

A project is currently underway to review and update the black book content with the aim of producing a comprehensive new edition, with improved presentation and navigation, in 2023. While this review is taking place, we have withdrawn a number of guidance notes which have been rendered out-of-date by the publication of various forms of contract, legislation and case law. Although these documents cannot be relied on as guidance, they contain relevant principles of custom and practice and can be accessed from our archive for information only.

To request a copy of any archived titles please contact standards@rics.org