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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
Quantity Surveying course, know more,learn and earn
Quantity Surveying course, know more,learn and earn
Published: 2015/10/13
Channel: Javid Hussain
The Quantity Surveyor Handbook
The Quantity Surveyor Handbook
Published: 2013/05/13
Channel: BCAsingapore
What Is A Quantity Surveyor?
What Is A Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2016/03/28
Channel: On Property
How to Advance Your Career in Quantity Surveying
How to Advance Your Career in Quantity Surveying
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Deverell Smith
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: Nadeem Ahmed
The Roles of Quantity Surveyor
The Roles of Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: Aiman Afiff
Construction Q - What Does a Quantity Surveyor Do?
Construction Q - What Does a Quantity Surveyor Do?
Published: 2013/07/17
Channel: Hyperfine Media
Fry & Laurie - Dancersizing
Fry & Laurie - Dancersizing
Published: 2006/07/02
Channel: Inertia666
Career Video - Quantity Surveyor
Career Video - Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2016/11/21
Channel: CareersPortal
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
Two minutes with quantity surveyor Malcolm Lewis
Two minutes with quantity surveyor Malcolm Lewis
Published: 2013/03/04
Channel: RICS
What is a Quantity Surveyor?
What is a Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: CIQS - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
The changing role of the QS | RICS QS and Construction Conference 2017
The changing role of the QS | RICS QS and Construction Conference 2017
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: RICS
What is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor?
What is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2012/01/04
Channel: CharteredSurveyors
What is a quantity surveyor?
What is a quantity surveyor?
Published: 2014/04/25
Channel: University of South Wales
Who is a Quantity Surveyor?
Who is a Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2015/06/12
Channel: RICS School of Built Environment, Amity University
Why Become a Quantity Surveyor?
Why Become a Quantity Surveyor?
Published: 2014/10/31
Channel: CIQS - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Intermediate Quantity Surveyor
Intermediate Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2017/11/07
Channel: one eighty recruitment
Interview with Quantity Surveyor
Interview with Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2013/05/26
Channel: Shing Yeou Tan
Taking off quantities for top soil
Taking off quantities for top soil
Published: 2017/01/29
Channel: Thabiso Setshwano
Project Quantity Surveyor Salaries in UAE
Project Quantity Surveyor Salaries in UAE
Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: info channel
iSpani 7 - Episode 21: Quantity surveyor
iSpani 7 - Episode 21: Quantity surveyor
Published: 2016/07/25
Channel: SABC Education Shows
Basics of Quantity surveying & Estimating | Tanay Honey Dash
Basics of Quantity surveying & Estimating | Tanay Honey Dash
Published: 2017/05/05
Channel: Grand channel
Jenny McAndrew - Quantity Surveyor for Building the Butterfly
Jenny McAndrew - Quantity Surveyor for Building the Butterfly
Published: 2016/08/18
Channel: LetTheDreamBegin
Interview with Rhona Downie, trainee quantity surveyor, working in the UK construction industry
Interview with Rhona Downie, trainee quantity surveyor, working in the UK construction industry
Published: 2010/06/16
Channel: CareerStructure
What is the Different Between Quantity Surveyor and Estimator
What is the Different Between Quantity Surveyor and Estimator
Published: 2017/09/25
Channel: Civil Engineers
QUANTITY SURVEYING: INTRO TO INDUSTRY
QUANTITY SURVEYING: INTRO TO INDUSTRY
Published: 2015/09/07
Channel: Generation TVET
Apprenticeship Degrees - Quantity Surveying
Apprenticeship Degrees - Quantity Surveying
Published: 2016/02/26
Channel: Liverpool John Moores University
How Does BIM Help a Quantity Surveyor ?
How Does BIM Help a Quantity Surveyor ?
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: BIM Blogs
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
Being a Young Quantity Surveyor with the AIQS
Being a Young Quantity Surveyor with the AIQS
Published: 2014/05/21
Channel: AIQS
Quantity Survey :- Earth work by mean area method
Quantity Survey :- Earth work by mean area method
Published: 2017/05/02
Channel: SL Khan
Quantity Surveying - Unitec
Quantity Surveying - Unitec
Published: 2012/08/24
Channel: Unitec Institute of Technology
Build Your Future - Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Build Your Future - Assistant Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2017/07/25
Channel: Jackson Civils
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: Nadeem Ahmed
Senior Quantity Surveyor | Careers | Bloor Homes
Senior Quantity Surveyor | Careers | Bloor Homes
Published: 2014/10/22
Channel: Bloor Homes
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
Types of Estimates - Quantity Surveying and Estimation
Types of Estimates - Quantity Surveying and Estimation
Published: 2017/05/14
Channel: GANDHI VASTAVIKTA RAJIVKUMAR 15BCL1003
Quantity Survey - BOQ Creator Tutorial
Quantity Survey - BOQ Creator Tutorial
Published: 2014/04/21
Channel: Mohamed Mohey Eldin
Career Guidance on Quantity Surveying, Sri Lanka, Dr. Chandana Jayalath
Career Guidance on Quantity Surveying, Sri Lanka, Dr. Chandana Jayalath
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Chandana Jayalath
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials | introduction Quantity surveyor
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials | introduction Quantity surveyor
Published: 2014/07/06
Channel: Nadeem Ahmed
Estimate of I-Wall in URDU | Quantity Surveying and Estimation | Qty Surveyor | Civil Engineering
Estimate of I-Wall in URDU | Quantity Surveying and Estimation | Qty Surveyor | Civil Engineering
Published: 2016/01/10
Channel: Engr WASEEM RAJA
Quantity surveyor interview questions and answers
Quantity surveyor interview questions and answers
Published: 2013/11/15
Channel: Chris Otawer
Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Dubai CPD 05/2015
Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors Dubai CPD 05/2015
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Day in the life of a Quantity Surveyor
Day in the life of a Quantity Surveyor
Published: 2017/06/02
Channel: CareersBox
The changing role of quantity surveyors
The changing role of quantity surveyors
Published: 2017/08/07
Channel: 3SMediaOnline
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 Urdu Tutorials
Quantity surveyor Urdu Tutorials
Published: 2014/07/07
Channel: Nadeem Ahmed
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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. 5M Management (Man power, Machinery, Material, Money, Mainframe@Time) in project.
  2. Cost consulting, Cost estimating
  3. Cost planning
  4. Cost control
  5. Contracts negotiation
  6. Procurement advice
  7. Preparing Bill of Quantities (BOQ) and Tender Document
  8. Monitoring Budget
  9. Preparation of Payment Application, certification and valuation of construction work
  10. Assessment of variations
  11. Dispute resolution
  12. Preparing feasibility studies
  13. Value estimation
  14. Advice on cost limits and budgets
  15. Whole life cycle costing
  16. Valuation for insurance purposes
  17. Project management
  18. Advice on contractual disputes
  19. Preparation of final account
  20. 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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