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Quantity Surveyor

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

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.

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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.

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