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Quantity Surveyors and Estimators Have Specific Functions and Responsibilities Within the Construction Industry
A quantity surveyor may work for the client, the contractor, or a sub-contractor, and their place of employment may be an office or the construction site itself. They get involved in a project from the very beginning, helping to prepare budgets and cost estimates for the work.
Quantity surveyors are responsible for monitoring any changes to the contract that may have an impact on costs and producing reports that demonstrate the project's profitability while the work is still in progress.
In addition to the role of Quantity Surveyor, he or she will also play the role of Project Engineer. In this role, he or she will be responsible for supervising the project, adhering to construction procedures, coordinating all work schedules with the main contractor, and communicating 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 and ensuring that the progress of the work is occurring within the parameters of the project schedules.
Quantity estimation, as well as the creation of BOQ and BBS documents in accordance with drawings.
• Coordinating with the team responsible for 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 completed.
• The actual measurement of quantities along with the monitoring of productivity levels.
• Making certain that there is timely access to the resources.
• Carrying out a cost analysis for the customer-performed alterations and repairs within the scope of the project.
• Conducting an assessment of the work that has been finished and making financial arrangements
• Be sure that the structure is of high quality, that the work is carried out according to the drawings and the specifications, and that there is no need for rework.
• Conducting in-depth analyses of results and producing comprehensive status reports
• Preparation of Daily, Weekly, and Monthly Reports, and Submission of Said Reports to Management
Within the realm of the construction industry, a QS may fill a variety of roles. Several that are associated with the construction site are included below.
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, etc.
Procuring 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, as well as a rate analysis.
Monthly bill checking entails the Quality Assurance representative of the client reviewing the monthly invoices submitted by the contractor, and the Quality Assurance representative of the contractor preparing the monthly invoices based on the work that was completed on the job site.
Material reconciliation requires the QS to prepare a Reconciliation statement 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.
Reports will be prepared, including monthly Cost reports, progress reports, Cashflow reports, and other types of reports as needed by the QS.