Quantity surveyors prepare cost estimates and plans, audit projects, manage costs and administer contracts, for all levels and types of construction.
Quantity surveyors may perform the following tasks:
- liaise with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners
- study architectural and engineering drawings and specifications
- prepare a 'Bill of Quantities', which lists the individual components required to construct a project
- review any changes to a design plan to assess the effects on cost
- assess and recommend payment to contractors during construction
- prepare monthly cash-flow forecasts for clients and tax depreciation schedules
- perform feasibility studies to assist with decisions about the worth of a project proceeding
- serve as a consultant to business and government.
Quantity surveyors usually work in offices. They also visit building sites, clients and other members of construction teams.
- analytical and logical
- able to concentrate for long periods
- good oral and written communication skills
- able to work accurately with figures
- able to work independently or as part of a team
- aptitude for working with computers.
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