Civil engineering deals with the application of planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating infrastructures while civil surveying deals with estimation, quick method, estimation for complete project, standard material consumption for various items, mode of measurements, rate analysis, data used by the site engineers etc. In short quantity surveying provides expert advice on construction costs.
A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is a professional working within the construction industry concerned with construction costs and contracts. Services provided by a Quantity Surveyor may include:
- Cost planning and commercial management throughout the entire life cycle of the project from inception to post-completion
- Value engineering
- Risk Management and calculation
- Procurement advice and assistance during the tendering procedures
- Tender analysis and agreement of the Contract Sum
- Commercial Management and Contract Administration
- Assistance in dispute resolution
- Asset Capitalisation
- Interim valuations and payment assessment
- Cost Management process
- Assessing the additional costs of design variations
- Assessing the tenders
- Estimating the cost of variations
- Preparing valuation statements for interim certificates
- Preparing regular cost reposts.
- Completing the final account.