• Linkedin

Quantity Surveying

We manage the cost of a building project, from the initial design stages through to the building’s completion and sometimes even the costs incurred through maintenance, once the building is up and running.

We need to be able to calculate what quantity of materials and resources need to enable a project to be completed. For Example, How many bricks are needed for the outer wall or how many units of sand need when making making cement.

Projects including all built facility, residential homes, industrial sites, commercial development and transport networks, ensuring the projects meet the required legal and quality standards. Surveyors work in close contact with the client, advising them on legal and financial matters that arise during the project.

What Skills Do I Need?

  • Understanding of construction methods and materials
  • IT competency
  • Maths and Financial Skills
  • Problem solving
  • Organised and Future Planning
  • Communication and Negotiation skills
  • Team player

Internships & Placements

Practical surveying experience is crucial for getting work as a quantity surveyor. Most foundation and degree courses have a placement aspect to the course as do professional qualifications
and graduate traineeships, allowing students the chance to apply their knowledge in a working environment. All experience puts you ahead of others when it comes to applying for jobs.

What Next?

Once qualified, quantity surveyors have plenty of opportunities for career development.
You can work towards chartered status,

(RICS) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

The RICS requires surveyors to complete what is known as an Assessment of Professional Competence which can only be completed once surveyors have undertaken at least two years of professional experience and passed an interview with a panel of registered assessors.

(CIOB) Chartered Institute of Building’s 

CIOB also requires at least two years’ work experience alongside an accredited honours degree in a relevant subject.

Both the RICS and CIOB also offer various training opportunities to help surveyors stay abreast of changes in regulations associated with building construction and surveying. Once surveyors have gained chartered status they can take more responsibility in a company.

Delving into Project Management, helping architects and designers throughout a project.



Related Articles

Leave a comment