Friday, May 6, 2011

A Brief Introduction

For those studying/studied Quantity Surveying(QS) out there should know what is "QS".

i. QS = Quantity Surveying.
ii. QS = Quantitty Surveyor/Surveyor(a person who are doing quantity surveying works).
iii. Sr. = similarly to other professionals, it's a professional calling which added infront of a person's name(Eg. Sr. Chow) if they are registered as a professional QS+few yrs experienced in construction field.

Here are the basic scope of works as an QS;

i. Measuring construction drawings(by Architects/Engineers).
ii. Estimating cost of a building development.
iii. Preparing Bill of Quantities(BQ).
iv. Cost controlling for a project.
v. Advice on client's project.
vi. Site evaluations/visits/meetings.
vii. Variation works.
viii. Negotiating with suppliers/contractors.
viiii. Preparing monthly claims/final account.

Moreover, QS can choose either to work in Consultant firm(usually can claim for OT only for tender works), Contractor firm(no extra pay for OT works bcoz got higher pay compare to other firms), or Developer firm. Scope of works might be different in different firms.

Thought it would be convenient to all QS(especially freshman like me ^^) out there if there are blogs/forums/spaces to chats/discuss about while having problems in works. This made up my mind to create a blog special for QS or those ppl who wish to knw what is qs all about. Feel free to comment on my blog! :) -FC

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