What is Quantity Surveying
  1. A profession within the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) field.
  2. 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.
  3. A Quantity Surveyor – or QS – is basically someone who has been tasked to figure out what a project is going to cost.
  4. Traditionally, the QS prepares the schedule of quantities, or bills of quantities (BOQ or BQ).
  5. North America – Cost Engineer.
Types of Quantity Surveyor (QS)

Consultant Quantity Surveyor

  1. Working on behalf of the client.
  2. Usually attached with QS consultant firm.
  3. Concerned with contracts, measurement and costs on construction projects.
  4. Cost planning, value management, feasibility study, life cycle costing, tendering, valuation and cost estimation.

Contractor’s Quantity Surveyor

  1. Measure the costs on behalf of the contractor
  2. Similarly carry out cost planning, value management, feasibility study, life cycle costing, tendering, valuation and cost estimation; but from the perspective of the contractor
  3. 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.
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