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Industry Insight: Careers in Construction (Quantity Surveyor)
Industry Insight: Careers in Construction (Quantity Surveyor)
Published: 2014/10/24
Channel: CareersJersey
A day in the life of a Quantity Surveyor
A day in the life of a Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2014/08/20
Channel: University College of Estate Management
The Quantity Surveyor Handbook
The Quantity Surveyor Handbook
Published: 2013/05/13
Channel: BCAsingapore
Quantity Surveying course, know more,learn and earn
Quantity Surveying course, know more,learn and earn
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: Javid Hussain
Advancing your career in Quantity Surveying
Advancing your career in Quantity Surveying
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Deverell Smith
What Is A Quantity Surveyor?
What Is A Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: On Property
Two minutes with quantity surveyor Malcolm Lewis
Two minutes with quantity surveyor Malcolm Lewis
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: RICS
Construction Q - What Does a Quantity Surveyor Do?
Construction Q - What Does a Quantity Surveyor Do?
Published: 2013/07/17
Channel: Hyperfine Media
What is a Quantity Surveyor?
What is a Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: CIQS - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Quantity Survey / Estimate / Take off
Quantity Survey / Estimate / Take off
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: Geomensura Software
Why Become a Quantity Surveyor?
Why Become a Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: CIQS - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Career Video - Quantity Surveyor
Career Video - Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: CareersPortal
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: Nadeem Ahmed
YMS | 《建造成就理想》- 工料測量師 Together We Build - Quantity Surveyor
YMS | 《建造成就理想》- 工料測量師 Together We Build - Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2014/12/14
Channel: 香港建造商會青年會 HKCA YMS
What is a quantity surveyor?
What is a quantity surveyor?
Published: 2014/04/25
Channel: University of South Wales
Project Quantity Surveyor Salaries in UAE
Project Quantity Surveyor Salaries in UAE
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: info channel
A Day in the Life of a Quantity Surveyor
A Day in the Life of a Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2015/06/17
Channel: Seng Hansen
Quantity surveyor interview questions and answers
Quantity surveyor interview questions and answers
Published: 2013/11/15
Channel: Chris Otawer
Jenny McAndrew - Quantity Surveyor for Building the Butterfly
Jenny McAndrew - Quantity Surveyor for Building the Butterfly
Published: 2016/08/18
Channel: LetTheDreamBegin
What is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor?
What is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: CharteredSurveyors
Apprenticeship Degrees - Quantity Surveying
Apprenticeship Degrees - Quantity Surveying
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Liverpool John Moores University
QUANTITY SURVEYING: INTRO TO INDUSTRY
QUANTITY SURVEYING: INTRO TO INDUSTRY
Published: 2015/09/07
Channel: Generation TVET
Career Advice on becoming a Trainee Quantity Surveyor by Rhona D (Full Version)
Career Advice on becoming a Trainee Quantity Surveyor by Rhona D (Full Version)
Published: 2011/05/23
Channel: icould career stories
How Does BIM Help a Quantity Surveyor ?
How Does BIM Help a Quantity Surveyor ?
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: BIM Blogs
Being a Young Quantity Surveyor with the AIQS
Being a Young Quantity Surveyor with the AIQS
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: AIQS
iSpani 7 - Episode 21: Quantity surveyor
iSpani 7 - Episode 21: Quantity surveyor
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: SABC Education Shows
Who is a Quantity Surveyor?
Who is a Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University
Quantity Surveying in Kenya and Construction, Industry and Economy. Nairobi Quantity Surveyor
Quantity Surveying in Kenya and Construction, Industry and Economy. Nairobi Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2012/04/06
Channel: Ujenzibora
Senior Quantity Surveyor | Careers | Bloor Homes
Senior Quantity Surveyor | Careers | Bloor Homes
Published: 2014/10/22
Channel: Bloor Homes
Graduate Quantity Surveyor Resume
Graduate Quantity Surveyor Resume
Published: 2014/09/03
Channel: valerie chong
Trainee Estimator/Quantity Surveyor Charlotte Page
Trainee Estimator/Quantity Surveyor Charlotte Page
Published: 2014/09/22
Channel: Balfour Beatty
I wanted to work in the global market in quantity surveying
I wanted to work in the global market in quantity surveying
Published: 2017/02/28
Channel: RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University
Interview with Quantity Surveyor
Interview with Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2013/05/26
Channel: Shing Yeou Tan
Quantity Surveying Course in Hyderabad BSB CADD
Quantity Surveying Course in Hyderabad BSB CADD
Published: 2016/04/22
Channel: BSB CADD Hyderabad
Who Is A Quantity Surveyor? - The Architect With Edward Mugo (@TheArchitectKE)
Who Is A Quantity Surveyor? - The Architect With Edward Mugo (@TheArchitectKE)
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: The Architect with Edward Mugo
ESTIMATION AND QUANTITY SURVEYING || 100 OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS || 2016
ESTIMATION AND QUANTITY SURVEYING || 100 OBJECTIVE QUESTIONS || 2016
Published: 2016/10/07
Channel: CIVIL ENGINEERING OBJECTIVE
Kier Graduate Profiles - Jordan, assistant quantity surveyor
Kier Graduate Profiles - Jordan, assistant quantity surveyor
Published: 2014/12/17
Channel: KierGroupplc
Architects and Quantity Surveyors Act being amended
Architects and Quantity Surveyors Act being amended
Published: 2016/02/03
Channel: KBC Channel 1
YMS |《建造成就理想》- 高級工料測量師  Together We Build - Senior Quantity Surveyor
YMS |《建造成就理想》- 高級工料測量師 Together We Build - Senior Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2014/12/13
Channel: 香港建造商會青年會 HKCA YMS
#KierHeroes - Rebekah Scott, quantity surveyor
#KierHeroes - Rebekah Scott, quantity surveyor
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: KierGroupplc
Quantity Surveyor Course | Surveying Training Institute - Reinforce QST
Quantity Surveyor Course | Surveying Training Institute - Reinforce QST
Published: 2016/12/13
Channel: ReinforceQST - Quantity Surveying Institute COMPANY
Highlights | RICS Quantity Surveying & Construction Conference 2016
Highlights | RICS Quantity Surveying & Construction Conference 2016
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: RICS
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials | introduction Quantity surveyor
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials | introduction Quantity surveyor
Published: 2014/07/06
Channel: Nadeem Ahmed
Quantity surveyor - myTalentplace
Quantity surveyor - myTalentplace
Published: 2009/05/06
Channel: grantcrow
MSc Quantity Surveying Commercial Management Robert Hayes
MSc Quantity Surveying Commercial Management Robert Hayes
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Leeds Beckett University
An Evening with BIM Estimating - exploring 5D BIM for the QS
An Evening with BIM Estimating - exploring 5D BIM for the QS
Published: 2014/05/28
Channel: Exactal
Quantity Surveying - Unitec
Quantity Surveying - Unitec
Published: 2012/08/24
Channel: Unitec Institute of Technology
What is a Quantity Surveyor?
What is a Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: KASH Management & Cost Consultants - Chartered Quantity Surveyors
Malaysia   Quantity Surveying rev2 Mpeg 4   10mbs HD
Malaysia Quantity Surveying rev2 Mpeg 4 10mbs HD
Published: 2015/11/30
Channel: LimerickIT
[Introduction of Construction Industry] Interviewing Quantity Surveyors
[Introduction of Construction Industry] Interviewing Quantity Surveyors
Published: 2014/06/29
Channel: Victor Heng
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WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is a construction industry professional with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts. They are not to be confused with Land Surveyors or Land Survey Engineers.

Services provided by a quantity surveyor may include:

  • Cost consulting, Cost
  • Cost planning and commercial management throughout the entire life cycle of the project from inception to post-completion
  • Value determination
  • Risk management and calculation
  • Procurement advice and assistance during the tendering procedures
  • Tender analysis and agreement of the contract sum
  • Commercial management and contract administration
  • Assistance in dispute resolution
  • Asset capitalisation
  • Interim valuations and payment assessment
  • Cost management process
  • Assessing the additional costs of design variations
  • Production of company pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) documentation in line with company policies.
  • assist in establishing a client's requirements

Traditional quantity surveying services[edit]

  1. Cost consulting, Cost estimating
  2. Cost planning
  3. Cost control
  4. Contracts negotiation
  5. Procurement advice
  6. Preparing Bill of Quantities (BOQ) and Tender Document
  7. Monitoring Budget
  8. Preparation of Payment Application, certification and valuation of construction work
  9. Assessment of variations
  10. Dispute resolution
  11. Preparing feasibility studies
  12. Value estimation
  13. Advice on cost limits and budgets
  14. Whole life cycle costing
  15. Valuation for insurance purposes
  16. Project management
  17. Advice on contractual disputes
  18. Preparation of final account
  19. Preparation of final detailed BOQ

Professional duties[edit]

Pre-contract[edit]

  1. Provide procurement and contractual advice
  2. Provide 'Order of Magnitude' costs for construction projects
  3. Refine, monitor and control costs during design development
  4. Prepare contract documentation

Working in government institutions or public sector[edit]

Quantity surveying in the public sector has been put to use right from the early years of Postcolonialism as colonial administrations at the time were handing over control to the new sovereign governments. Major roles of quantity surveyors in public administration are;

  1. Managing construction projects on behalf of the government to ensure that the project is completed on time and within the budget
  2. Giving expert advice on contractual claims arising out of construction projects
  3. Assessing the cost of reinstatement of buildings damaged by fire, war, looting, natural disasters etc and negotiating a settlement
  4. Acting as an independent arbitrator in settling disputes[1]

Tender review[edit]

  1. Identify cost-risks in tender returns
  2. Prepare tender reports
  3. Recommend preferred tenderer
  4. Estimates tenure of the project
  5. calculate overall cost of the project

Notable Quantity Surveyors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Contractor, Dec 2014 - Feb 2015,Page 16 Issue 03, publication of Uganda National Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (UNABCEC)
  2. ^ "Find a member". Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 

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