Quantity Surveying and It’s Importance


An understanding of the implications of a construction project design decision at an early stage ensure that good value is obtained for the money to be expended. Traditionally Quantity Surveying.

Quantity Surveying is concerned with contracts and costs on construction projects and quantity surveyors control construction costs by accurate measurement of the work required. These methods, however, cover a range of activities which may include value management, tendering, valuation, change control, claims management and cost estimation. The quantity surveyor facilitates the design process by systematic application of cost criteria to maintain a sensible and economic relationship between cost, quality, utility and appearance which thus helps in achieving the client’s requirements within the agreed budget.

A construction project is a complex net of contracts and other legal obligations, each of which must be carefully considered. In its simplest form a contract may be an oral agreement, and for most projects, printed standard forms are used as the basis of the contract in order that all parties may have a clear picture of their rights and obligations. It is recognized that surveyors are now playing a more important role in contract administration and all aspects of the surveyor’s professional work relate directly or indirectly to construction work of all kinds.

The Quantity surveyor has traditional independent role in the team comprising client, architect, engineer and contractor combined with expertise in drafting and interpretation of contract documents will avoid disputes and ensure the effective progress of a project.

the importance of quantity surveying roles in construction projects. The theoretical framework within this thesis had identified that the good knowledge base of quantity surveying roles and its relationship to the skills used by the engineers in different construction sites will provide a service both to the client and the subcontractor.

the most important forms of quantity surveying that the engineers need during the different stages of the construction process and its unexpected variations, such as: Changing in the original work (variation order), preparing bills of quantities, new site instruction, construction materials waste, safety, etc.


Quantity surveying has important roles in the construction process. The development of some major parts of quantity surveying roles in the construction projects was addressed by this idea, because it is a logical first step towards integrated construction.

This study will show the benefits to integrate and exchange of information between designers, contractors and the methods behind the historical issue and the exchange of quantity

surveying paper, in addition to, the importance of waste management during all phases of building construction.

Moreover, it is well known that experienced engineers have good knowledge about quantity surveying and are aware of its importance in their daily construction work, while the newly graduated engineers might lack the essential information that they need. By using the guidelines of this project, we hope to enrich the knowledge of the newly graduated engineers in major quantity surveying aspects




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