The book is intended to encourage both building managers and students to develop spreadsheet applications as an aid in the utilisation of microcomputers in building. A range of applications are outlined which relate to office and accounting routines through to cash flow predictions. A number of procedures are indicated relating to the standardisation of monthly valuations and payments to subcontractors. Further applications relate to site surveying procedures including the reduction of levels, traverse calculations and the presentation of data for setting out circular curves. The spreadsheet format can be readily adapted to estimating procedures as well as to preparing development budgets at the contract feasibility stage.