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The Quantity Surveyor and the Estimator Each Have Their Own Unique Roles and Responsibilities Within Construction Projects
A quantity surveyor may work for the client, the contractor, or the sub-contractor, and their place of employment may be an office or the construction site itself. They are involved in a project from the very beginning, during which time they prepare cost estimates and costs associated with the work.
Quantity surveyors are responsible for keeping tabs on any changes to the contract during the course of the project. These changes have the potential to have an effect on the costs, and the quantity surveyors generate reports to demonstrate profitability.
In addition to the role of Quantity Surveyor, he or she will also play the role of Project Engineer. In this capacity, he or she will be responsible for supervising the project, adhering to construction procedures, coordinating all work schedules with the main contractor, and maintaining communication with the project manager and the architectural coordinator.
In addition to managing the project independently and leading and inspiring the team, he or she is responsible for monitoring the progress of the work and ensuring that it is proceeding in accordance with the schedules for the project.
Estimation of quantities as well as the preparation of BOQ and BBS in accordance with the drawing.
• Working closely with the team in charge of design and construction.
• Conduct an examination of the engineering drawings and specifications, as well as check that the details of the drawings have been correctly transferred to the ground, in addition to ensuring that all centering and reinforcement works have been carried out.
• The actual measurement of quantities, as well as the monitoring of production levels.
• Making certain that resources are readily available when needed.
• Conducting a cost analysis for the customer-performed alterations and repairs within the scope of the project.
• Conducting quality checks on finished work and making appropriate financial arrangements
• Make sure that the structure is of high quality, that the work is done according to the drawings and the specifications, and that there is no need for rework.
• Conducting in-depth analyses of the results and producing comprehensive reports on the project's advancement.
• Preparation of Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Reports, as well as their Submission to Management
Within the realm of the construction industry, a QS can fulfil a number of different functions. The following are some that are associated with the building site:
Estimation of the quantities of materials A QS will measure the drawings and compute the quantities of materials that need to be purchased, such as cement, sand, aggregates, steel, bricks, blocks, tiles, paint, and so on.
When it comes to the procurement of contracts, a client's QS will issue Tenders/RFQs, hold negotiation meetings, finalise contracts, issue work orders/agreements, and so on. In order to submit a tender, the Quantity Surveyor (QS) for the Contractor will do an estimate of the quantities involved and a rate analysis.
Monthly bill checking entails the Quality Assurance representative of the client checking the monthly bills submitted by the contractor, and the Quality Assurance representative of the contractor preparing monthly bills based on the work that was completed on the job site.
Material reconciliation requires the QS to prepare a Reconciliation statement that is based on the quantity of materials received, the quantity of materials used, the balance on site, and then calculate the amount of material that was wasted.
Putting together reports The QS is responsible for putting together reports such as cost reports, progress reports, cashflow reports, and so on on a monthly basis.