What Is a Quantity Surveyor?  VIDEO

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Quantity surveyors measure the value of a construction investment from concept to completion. Part architect, part engineer, part general contractor, part lawyer and part accountant, they are the cost consultants who know all the trades. Keeping projects on time and on budget, a Quantity Surveyor helps shape the structure of towns, cities and industries.

The quantity surveyor is your third-party budget manager so you want yours empowered from the very beginning of the project until the very end. An estimator or project manager can get quotes from architecture firms and construction companies, but only a quantity surveyor has the professional experience to know what is accurate and appropriate for the job. The bottom-line is that a quantity surveyor helps save a project money.