How to become a quantity surveyor

Estimate and monitor the costs of building and infrastructure construction and maintenance.

What does a quantity surveyor do?

Quantity Surveyors undertake tax depreciation, insurance estimation, mediation and arbitration. They work closely with architects, financiers, engineers, contractors, suppliers, project owners, property developers, accountants, insurance underwriters, solicitors and courts, and with all levels of government.

Duties and tasks

  • Measure and estimate construction costs and cost planning
  • Produce project budgeting for feasibility studies
  • Contract administration and reporting
  • Assess project risk and cost reporting for financial institutions
  • Life cycle costing and replacement reporting

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