Quantity Surveying is carried out by a competent, professional Quantity Surveyor (also known as a Cost Consultant or Commercial Manager) who will manage all costs relating to building and civil engineering projects, from the initial budget and feasibility calculations to the final account figures. Providing Quality, Professional Services that Save You Time & Money
Quantity Surveyors seek to minimise the cost of a project and enhance value for money, while still achieving the required standards and quality.
On finalising the project, a Quantity Surveyor will analyse the outcome of the project and write detailed final account report.
Part of the range of duties undertaken by a Quantity Surveyor includes Pre Contract Estimating. This involves establishing a Client's requirements and undertake feasibility studies in the form of calculating an indicative forecast cost of a project to determine whether it is within the Clients budget.
Pre Contract Estimating also includes the preparation of contract documents and analysis of tender submissions, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the Client.
From the outset of a project, the Quantity Surveyor will provide contractual advice to the Client and identify, analyse and develop responses to commercial risk while ensuring awareness of the different building contracts in current use.
A Quantity Surveyor will also provide advice to the Client on contractual claims and issues.
During the course of the project a Quantity Surveyor will perform risk, value management and cost control of completed work and arrange payments as well as understanding the implications of health and safety regulations
A Quantity Surveyor will provide recommendations to the Client on a procurement strategy prior to the works commencing and allocate work to Contractors and Subcontractors once the project is underway.