Quantity surveying in general covers cost and financial control, legal and contractual aspects and management of building and property development 

The following services are inter alia provided by quantity surveying practices, with individual practices not necessarily providing the full range of services:

BUILDING

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

ENGINEERING

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

PROPERTY VALUATIONS


QUANTITY SURVEYING : BUILDING

Building and property economics

Financial evaluation of sites 
Cost planning
Estimates of construction cost
Financial design criteria advice
Financial viability analyses
Treasury cost norms (certain countries only)
Construction cash flow
Income and expenditure cash flow

Building contracts

Procurement documentation
Contractor procurement/ negotiating price
Cost management and budget control
Monitoring financial viability
Payment certificate valuation
Final account settlement

General

Value added tax advice (certain countries only)
Replacement valuation for insurance
Assessment of insurance claims


QUANTITY SURVEYING : AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Estimates of infrastructure and building cost
Procurement documentation
Contractor procurement/ negotiating price
Tender evaluation
Cost management and budget control
Payment certificate valuations
Final account settlement
Project administration and/or management
Quality inspection
Materials sourcing/ handling


QUANTITY SURVEYING : ENGINEERING

Estimates of construction cost
Procurement documentation
Contractor procurement/ negotiating price
Tender evaluation
Cost management and budget control
Payment certificate valuations
Final account settlement


DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Contractual and legal advice
Claims formulation and assessment
Acting as expert witness
Adjudication
Mediation
Arbitration


PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Development management
Project administration
Project monitoring
Time management
Value management
Project management including:

  • Principal consulting
  • Principal agency (administering the building agreement)

Construction management
Tenant co-ordination
Occupation management


PROPERTY VALUATIONS

Valuation of property for:

Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Agricultural
Non-commercial
Local authority valuation rolls


Acting as expert witness
Expropriations
Civil litigation
Purchase and sale of property
Mortgages
Estate administration
Valuation of machinery, plant and equipment
Replacement valuations for insurance
Balance sheet valuations