Quantity Surveying in Practice


150 Hours Formal CPD

Quantity surveying practice is concerned with the provision of building costings and financial management. Develop your skills in the key techniques of tendering, estimating and pricing, and of construction contracts and their financial provisions.

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate alternative elemental options and sustainability
  • Describe construction technology and environmental services for domestic buildings and more complex buildings
  • Compare procurement and tendering procedures, produce tender documentation and undertake partnering and collaborative systems
  • Assess design factors that influence the elemental costs of buildings
  • Implement pre and post cost planning, control of the building process, and whole life cycle costing (with building information modelling)
  • Undertake the measurement of building works and tender documentation and evaluation of construction costs
  • Compare current alternative forms of quantification
  • Compare standard forms of contract and contractual procedures for payments, final agreements and administrative issues
  • Implement cash flow procedures, financial control of construction costs and create financial statements
  • Upcoming Dates

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    4 December 2018 - 10:00am
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    7 February 2019 - 10:00am
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    16 May 2019 - 10:00am
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    Course information

    Course Overview

    Professional quantity surveyors help shape the world we live in by providing expert advice on costs of construction projects around the globe. Whether a small residential property or iconic new stadium, the practical application of key techniques can ensure the smooth running of any project and provide value for money.

    Demonstrate your ability to put knowledge into practice and progress your career with our course on applying core techniques to construction projects. You will receive dedicated instruction on how to analyse complex construction technology, lead on partnerships and collaboration, conduct lifecycle costing and planning, manage cash flows, evaluate contract forms, and administer contractual procedures and issues.

    By the end of the course, you will be confident in your ability to meet the requirements of being a practicing QS and to demonstrate these skills on a variety of projects. Moreover, each module is one of the core competencies of the quantity surveying and construction pathway, so completing this course will strengthen and enhance your ability to become an RICS Professional.

    Course Modules

    Module 1: Introduction to the quantity surveying course

    Module 2: Construction technology and environmental services for domestic and more complex buildings

    Module 3: Procurement and tendering

    Module 4: Design economics and cost planning

    Module 5: Quantification and costing of construction works

    Module 6: Construction law and standard forms of contract

    Module 7: Project financial control and reporting

    Module 8: Course revision and consolidation

    For more information on the topics covered within each module, please see the detailed course guide link contained in the Additional Information area

    Who is this course for?

    • Quantity Surveying BSc/MSc graduates and Assistant/Graduate Quantity Surveyors
    • APC and Assoc. candidates
    • Building technicians, Quantity Surveyors, Property Valuers and Civil Engineers with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience.

    Further Guidance

    +44 (0) 24 768 685 84

    Additional information

    Next available start date: 4 December 2018 - 10:00am

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    Category: Construction

    Member price: £915.00

    Price: £1,099.00

    Detailed course guide

    Course Type: Distance Learning