Quantity Surveyor

Quantity Surveyors estimate and monitor construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond.
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    Overview

    Quantity Surveyors estimate and monitor construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond.

    Day-to-day

    • studies architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs, and prepare detailed cost plans and estimates as tools to assist in budgetary control
    • monitors changes to designs, assesses effects on cost, and measures, values and negotiates variations to designs.

    Considerations

    • Requires driving
    • Stressful

    To become a Quantity Surveyor

    • You usually need a bachelor degree in building surveying, construction management or another related field to work as a Quantity Surveyor. In some states, training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

      Take a Diploma of Building and Construction (Management)

    • Registration or licencing may be required.

    Skills employers are looking for

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