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    Bill of Quantities Advantages and Disadvantages – BOQ

    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    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 […] More

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    Abbreviations Used in Quantity Surveying

    Quantity surveyors often use standard abbreviations when preparing a bill of quantity, take off or construction specification. It is essential for the student has a knowledge of these abbreviations. The following abbreviations have been used by quantity surveyor so you should familiarise with these terms. Also, check out Commonly used abbreviations in construction industry and civil engineering. […] More

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    What is FIDIC? 10 Things You Should Know About FIDIC

    FIDIC is well known for its work drafting standard form Conditions of Contract for the worldwide construction industry, particularly in the context of higher value international construction projects, and is endorsed by many multilateral development banks (“MDBs”). Companies and organisations belong to FIDIC national member associations which now represent other professionals, such as architects. FIDIC […] More

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    Quantity Surveyor Roles and Responsibilities in Pre-Contract and Post Contract Stage

    This article is going to analyse quantity surveyor roles and responsibilities. Also roles and responsibilities of a quantity surveyor in pre-contract stage and post-contract stage. The Modern Quantity Surveyor’s role is expanding to create a wide range of job qs titles and responsibilities. Instead of traditional Quantity Surveyor duties such as measure materials and trade […] More

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    Type of Estimates

    The quantity surveyor, civil engineer or project manager use different methods of estimating in the early stages of cost planning. It depends on reliable historical cost data whereas an analytical approach to estimating is based on applying current prices for resources to a well-developed design. A contractor may use a combination of estimating methods in […] More