Quantity surveyors can also be known as construction, cost consultant or commercial
managers. A quantity surveyor will also be expected to provide a costs analysis for
repair and maintenance project work, provide advice on procurement, carry out early
stage budgets and detailed cost plans, undertake feasibility studies for the client and
ensure risk and value management and cost control.
Those who want to become a quantity surveyor can do so by achieving a BTEC or
HND/HNC, they will need to have 4 GCSE's between A-C. Though there are no
specific requirements to begin the actual training to become a quantity surveyor, just
if you want to be a qualified one with more opportunities.
Training to be a surveyor can be done so either through the Chartered Institute of
Building (CIOB) or the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). To join the
CIOB, you will need to hold an honours degree plus have two years relevant
experience or pass the CIOB examination.
Graduate quantity surveyors can start on ￡14,0000, a chartered surveyor will earn
around ￡24,000 and an associate will earn approximately ￡35,000. Different areas
will provide different rates of pay.
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