Australian & NZ Standard Method of Measurement 2022

Australian and New Zealand Standard Method of Measurement 2022

The Australian and New Zealand Standard Method of Measurement (ANZSMM 2022) is a joint Australian and New Zealand industry guideline based on the Australian Standard Method of Measurement of Building Works (6th edition).  Changes were made to the Australian version to better suit NZ industry practices.

The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and Registered Master Builders Association of NZ (RMBA) introduced this new industry guidelines for the method of measurement of building works in February 2018.  The 2nd edition, ANZSMM 2022 has been endorsed by the New Zealand Institute of Building and the Specialist Trades Contractors Federation.

Purchase Copies of ANZSMM 2022

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NZIQS Members $80
Non-Members $95


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What the ANZSMM 2022 looks like

The ANZSMM 2022 has a tabulated format which is widely adopted internationally. It is divided into 37 Sections. These are similar to the sections in NZS4202 although there are some differences.

Section 1 covers the Introduction, General Rules and Recommendations and the remaining sections relate to separate packages of work continuing the scope, definitions and measuring rules specifically for that section.

NZ Guidance Notes (To be updated for 2022 edition)

There are some differences in terminology and practices between NZ and Australia. 

The NZ Guidance Notes for ANZSMM 2022 highlight any substantial differences (including terminology used) and provide guidance on how to use ANZSMM 2022 specifically for NZ conditions.

These Guidance Notes will be shipped with orders of ANZSMM 2022..

SOQ Example based on ANZSMM 2018

This example SOQ, based on an actual NZ construction project, has been prepared to show what a SOQ looks like using ANZSMM 2018. Not all trades are included at this stage. Thank you to Rawlinsons for developing the example SOQ.


NZ Guidance Notes for ANZSMM 2022

NZIQS Surface Area of Ductwork Diagrams