Quantity Surveying Process and Role of a Quantity Surveyor
Quantity Surveying is a process extensively associated with with the estimation, planning as well as managing the cost in various construction projects.
It involves a series of activities which range from cost estimation, cost planning, value engineering, feasibility studies, cost benefit analysis, lifecycle costing and valuation.
By following a quantity surveying process, the construction professionals will be able to use resources like materials, manpower, money etc. in a proper and fruitful manner. A quantity surveyor is mainly responsible to execute all these efficiently and for this purpose the quantity surveyor must gather an avant-grade information concerning market, tools and equipments to optimize the planning and scheduling of construction activities and distribution of resource.
The quantity surveyor also should have sound knowledge in Risk analysis to make the quantity process superior. The quantity surveyor must be capable enough of evaluating the risk associated with construction and independently take decision regarding either risk be conserved or transmitted.
The role of a Quantity surveyor is vital in contract procurement, tender evaluation and dispute resolution. The quantity surveyors should be well versed with latest construction technology to make a construction project successful.