The use of a chartered building surveyor means that they are regulated by the rics, the main benefits to this is that there are minimum standards that a surveyor has to achieve and they have to be insured to protect their clients against errors. [rev 2012] architects and quantity surveyors cap 525 a21 - 7 [issue 1] (c) has had a minimum of one year of professional experience in kenya to the satisfaction of the board or has satisfied the board that he. A quantity surveyor is a professional working within the building and engineering construction industry that is concerned with cost and contract administration from conception to close out stage.
Quantity surveyors play an integral role in the construction and built environment industry they ensure that projects are completed within budget, and work on behalf of contracting organizations or representatives of clients. A quantity surveyor (qs) is a construction industry professional with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts they are not to be confused with land surveyors or land survey engineers. In its broadest sense, the term surveying encompasses all activities that measure and record information about the physical world and the environment the term is often used interchangeably with geomatics which is the science of determining the position of points on, above or below the surface of.
A quantity surveyor's role is to manage the costs relating to building and engineering projects this may include new builds, renovations or maintenance work from early design costs to final figures, quantity surveyors seek to minimise the costs of the project and enhance value for money whilst ensuring that the project meets all legal and. Understanding the role of bhadani's quantity surveying in the construction industry checklist of all kinds of civil works at site construction methodologies of civil works and how it works in construction industry. The kliuc diploma in quantity surveying programme prepares students with a wide range of quantifying managerial skills construction technologies and legal aspect of construction contract the programme is unique in its approach to the measurement work for building construction and infrastructure works which are related to civil engineering.
The quantity surveyors is a key member of the construction team-the essential link between the client who commissions the building, architects and engineer who design it and the builders who builds it. Quantity surveying services by identifying what work is 'reserved' for professional quantity surveyors in terms of legislation the primary activities described are : measurement and calculation of quantities project. Description historically employed to estimate and measure the likely material requirements for any building project, the role of the modern quantity surveyor is diverse, with a wide range of employers and geographical locations to match.
Project in construction covers several areas of specialisation hence the need for a competent, independent person or firm well trained and certified to carry out this comparatively new expanding role of project management based on knowledge and. Proper working knowledge on the part of majority of people as to the roles of each professional in the industry quantity surveyor, builder, the role of. Quantity surveyor has to carry out totally new roles, and how this has developed over the last 50 years there is a need to know the evolution of the roles of the quantity surveyor in order to study the relationship of motivation. The purpose of this study is to identify and understand the specific role of the professional quantity surveyor in the construction industry and to explain the significant effect a quantity surveyor can have on a construction project.
Professional fees chargeable by architects, etc of and for the training in architecture, quantity surveying and to liaise with other institutions involved in. Therefore many professional institutions are involved to in the developing and monitoring of professional educational program and the upgrading of skills professional institution can improve service to members and upgrading services to industry. The modern quantity surveyor (qs) plays a central role in themanagement of construction projects, although the exact nature ofthe role depends on who employs the qs.