Quantity Surveying

Definition

Mathematical process used in estimating cost of a new building construction, improvement, or reproduction.

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Career description

  • Prepare tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client;
  • Undertake cost analysis for repair and maintenance project work;
  • Assist in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies;
  • Perform risk, value management and cost control;
  • Advise on a procurement strategy.

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Jobs directly related to qualification

  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Built Environment Specialist
  • Property Developer

Websites

http://www.asaqs.co.za

People/Organisation

AECOM, Currie & Brow

Books

Quantity Surveyors Pocket book by Duncan Cartlidge

Bursary Opportunities

Hillary Construction Bursary, Power Group Bursary, Anglo American, Basil Read Bursary, Department of Public Works, Group Five, Murray & Roberts, CETA, City of Johannesburg, Gauteng Housing Department, CP de Leeuw, Glencore