QS Articles

What does a Quantity Surveyor do?

12th October, 2021

Quantity surveyors are responsible for managing the contractual and financial side of construction projects from early planning drawings through to […]

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Tips for Competitive Tendering

19th January, 2021

Competitive tendering is the most common method of procurement in the construction industry. The supplier or contractor makes a bid […]

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How To Become a Construction Estimator in the USA

6th January, 2021

The US construction industry’s future looks bright, and the need for trained construction estimators is increasing. Not only is there […]

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Avoiding mistakes and dealing with challenges in Value Engineering

17th December, 2020

Avoiding mistakes in Value Engineering When the time comes to value engineer a project there are mistakes that can be […]

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Modular Housing – a Threat to the Quantity Surveyor role on Housing Projects?

15th November, 2020

We published this article last week about the increased requirement for modular construction to end the current UK housing crisis. Click […]

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10 reasons why you may have lost that tender…

9th June, 2020

We have put together a list of the 10 most common reasons why construction tenders are unsuccessful : Human Error […]

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Keys to Procurement and Management of Sub-Contractors

3rd June, 2020

Managing subcontractors properly is a particular skill which not all main contractors, project managers and quantity surveyors are capable of […]

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Value Engineering – The QS’ most important job?

31st May, 2020

Value engineering is used to solve problems and identify and eliminate unwanted costs on a project. It can also improve […]

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Improving the accuracy of Estimating

3rd April, 2020

Estimating is one of the grey areas of the Quantity Surveying field, the very best make it seem like a […]

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Bills of Quantities – are they dying out of construction?

10th February, 2020

Since the early 19th Century a Bill of Quantities has been a staple of almost every medium-large construction project since. It […]

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