Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveyor Roles in the SIX Construction Stages

A quantity surveyor plays a crucial range of roles in almost every construction process. Whether it is a large infrastructure project or small building construction work, the QS has a broad scope of duties and responsibilities in the construction phases.  The following are the roles of the quantity surveyor in each of these stages as follows. 1. …

The Best Quantity Surveying Software to Check Out

If you are searching to find out the best quantity surveying software, here is a list of the best program and apps for you. As a quantity surveyor, using takeoff software or estimating tool can be handy for day to day work. There is a range of free and paid software that can be used …

Life Cycle Costing in Construction

One of the most important aspects of a construction company is a life cycle costing that is used by every business to outline the costs that lay ahead of them fully. To understand this, it’s important to go over what a life cycle cost is, the benefits of life cycle costing, and what a building’s …

Cost Planning is a statement of how the design team proposes to distribute the available money among the elements of the building. The cost planning can be adjusted to design requirement. In practical sense, the CP starts with the development of a figure (or cost) to allow client to decide whether the project is feasible. …

What is bill of quantities (BQ)?  According to RICS New Rules of Measurement: NRM2 ” A bill of quantities means a list of items giving detailed identifying descriptions and firm quantities of the work comprised in a contract.”  It provides almost exact measured quantities and works descriptions identified in the drawings and specifications of the project. Bill of quantities …

These Useful Information Will Help Quantity Surveyors Do Daily Works

In this post, we’ve gathered some useful information that will help quantity surveyors do daily works such as preparing bill of quantities, take off, estimating and more. Metric Conversion Factors Length Metric Conversion 1 Inch=25.4 Millimetre 1 Foot=0.3048 Metre 1 Yard=0.9144 metre 1 Mile=1.6093 Kilometer 1 Acre=0.4047 Hectare 1 Pound=0.4536 Kilogram 1 Millimetre=0.0394 Inch 1 …

What is Freelance Quantity Surveyor – 12 Freelance QS Jobs Websites

How to become a freelance quantity surveyor? A freelancer QS is self-employed, so If you are ready to work on a contract basis to different projects and a variety of sectors, you can become a freelance quantity surveyor. In this article, we are highlighting freelance quantity surveyor jobs websites you to find best freelance qs work opportunities. And …

Substructure Taking-off List

Taking off quantities is a key skill demanded of a quantity surveyor. Substructure taking-off involves all measurement work up to and including the damp-proof course. It includes a variety of trades such as clearing site, top soil removing, excavation, concrete work and masonry works. Here is a list of Substructure Taking-off according to SMM7 Site preparation …

Types of Quantity Surveyors

If you are looking for the types of quantity surveyors, then you have come to the right place. A professional quantity surveyor works between the contractor and the client on a project. The professional quantity surveyor consists of private practices quantity surveyors who shares his honest opinion and advises the clients while working with an …

Provisional Sums

Provisional sums are included in bills of quantities for items of work which cannot be fully described or measured in accordance with the rules of the method of measurement at the time of tender. For work measured under the rules of SMM7. where these details cannot be supplied, the work is classified as undefined and the contractor …

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