quantity surveyor


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quantity surveyor

A term, especially used in Britain, for an oversight role for which there is no direct equivalent in the US. Primarily, the quantity surveyor checks the drawings; measures the quantities of work to be done and establishes their costs; establishes general requirements; prepares bills of quantities and other bidding and contract documents; arranges for bids and their review; advises on the selection of contractors; advises, negotiates with, and settles with contractors on the costs of change orders; checks applications for payment; and settles construction accounts.
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Whilst Ellie is the only woman in her class at college, Lumsden & Carroll employs other female apprentice quantity surveyors, one of whom started a degree apprenticeship in quantity surveying this year.
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Quantity surveyor Neil Nightingale who works for Jones Bros of Ruthin
Five-year plan: I hope to become a senior quantity surveyor before becoming chartered.
Following his graduation, the firm offered Paul a permanent position as a trainee quantity surveyor.
Similarly, the Egyptians also appointed a person to act as a planner and estimator, someone who practised what the modern quantity surveyor is doing now, when the pyramids are built.
Readers will acquire an understanding of the skills and competencies required by the contractor's quantity surveyor.
My background is in finance and law and I was looking for a role which enabled me to combine both of these areas of expertise - hence the appeal of a role as a quantity surveyor.
Senior project manager and quantity surveyor Lee Lloyd has experience of acting as employer's agent, contract administrator and fund surveyor while Alistair Smith is a graduate building surveyor.