What is Quantity Surveying
- A profession within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) field.
- Quantity Surveyor:
- A professional in the industry concerned with construction costs and
- A specialist who prepares standardized schedules and quantify the construction materials, labor activities and others for construction projects.
- A Quantity Surveyor – or QS – is basically someone who has been tasked to figure out what a project is going to cost.
- Traditionally, the QS prepares the schedule of quantities, or bills of quantities (BOQ or BQ).
- North America – Cost Engineer.
Types of Quantity Surveyor (QS)
Consultant Quantity Surveyor
- Working on behalf of the client.
- Usually attached with QS consultant firm.
- Concerned with contracts, measurement and costs on construction projects.
- Cost planning, value management, feasibility study, life cycle costing, tendering, valuation and cost estimation.
Contractor’s Quantity Surveyor
- Measure the costs on behalf of the contractor
- Similarly carry out cost planning, value management, feasibility study, life cycle costing, tendering, valuation and cost estimation; but from the perspective of the contractor
- Other job scope: Tender bidding, performance of operation/construction, interim payment claims, contractual adherence, claim for variation, managing the sub-contractors’ performance and claims etc.