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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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Spiralling Construction Costs continue in the UK

16th August, 2021

Over the course of the past 15 months the UK construction industry has seen a widespread shortage of materials and […]

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Blockchain Technology in the Construction Industry

22nd July, 2021

Blockchain technology is a revolutionary tool used to record transactions and link them together to form a ‘chain’ that is […]

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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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Do Quantity Surveyors have a role in Reducing Carbon Emissions?

22nd November, 2020

The amount of embodied carbon pollution produced during the entire life cycle of constructing a building depends on the design […]

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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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US Focus: Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry and its Estimators

2nd November, 2020

If COVID-19 has taught the professional construction estimator anything, it’s the importance of flexibility in scheduling, contingency planning, and having […]

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The Housing Crisis – Will the Covid-19 Pandemic Finally Accelerate the Usage of Pre-fabricated Construction?

30th October, 2020

Every industry in the world has been impacted in one way or another by the global pandemic; but very few […]

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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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Construction progress tracking – measure work, not labour.

17th May, 2020

In construction, we already have many methods of tracking our labour and workforce. Construction sites use timesheets and sign in […]

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What will the construction industry look like after COVID-19?

10th May, 2020

As construction sites begin to slowly emerge from Lockdown, we look at the five short term outcomes of the COVID-19 […]

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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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The Potential Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry

19th March, 2020

As the news of COVID-19 broke from China in late January, one of the first images broadcast to the world […]

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The Future of Quantity Surveying

21st February, 2020

In the past 50 years the profession has progressed at a rate that would have been unimaginable in 1970. Secretaries […]

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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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Feasibility Studies – A must for Property Investment

24th January, 2020

A feasibility study is an early stage assessment into the viability of a project to meet the end needs of […]

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What will Brexit mean for the Construction industry?

15th January, 2020

As the UK prepares to Brexit on 31st January 2020, there is a substantial question mark over the impact of […]

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Why you need to involve construction professionals on your project

20th November, 2019

A member the general public when faced with paying fees to a construction consultant for their new house or investment […]

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