In the quantity surveying profession, mrs mercy torkwase iyortyer is a woman of many firsts she was the first female quantity surveyor in the northern region of nigeria, the first female chairperson of a chapter in niqs (fct chapter ), the pioneer and founding chairperson of the women. The origin of quantity surveying profession dates way back in the 17th century during the restoration of london after the great fire in 1666, though the first reference to a quantity surveyor is found in the bible in the book of luke 14:28 which says “suppose one of you wants to build a tower, will he not first sit. The history of quantity surveying the quantity surveyor emerged in england at the beginning of the nineteenth century, although the firm of henry cooper and sons of reading was established as early as 1785 prior to the first recorded usage of the term quantity surveyor in 1859, the terms measurer, custom. Surveyors [asaqs] 2014) other countries use different titles such as ' construction economists' 'value engineers' or 'cost engineers' (drake 1995) as the quantity surveying profession in south africa has its roots in the uk, it is important to compare factors that have influenced its survival and evolution.
Quantity surveyors (sometimes referred to as cost consultants or commercial managers) provide expert advice on construction costs they help to ensure that proposed projects are affordable and offer good value for money, helping the client and the design team assess and compare different options, and. Full-text paper (pdf): assessment of demand & supply of quantity surveying professionals to the sri lankan construction industry the origin of quantity surveying in sri lanka can be traced back to the british era british quantity sur veyors were employed during colonial period in the public works. At the end of this chapter you should be able to: • outline the history of commercial data processing • outline the major developments which have taken place in the use of computers by quantity. A measured history it's arguable that 3 april 2015, is the bicentenary of the birth of the modern quantity surveying profession the origins of the modern quantity surveying profession are difficult to determine it has developed from the 'sworn measurer' (on 25 april 1688 the town council of edinburgh,.
A history of a key firm of quantity surveyors in ireland, based on their records from 1860, kept in the irish architectural archive. This written report will critically discuss the role of the quantity surveying in the short form named qs within the contemporary built environment before discuss or considering about what is the changing role of quantity surveyor is in the future, the background of the quantity surveying is worthwhile to have. About us vision objectives picqs going forward definition of qs dlspi: qs provider history of qs in ph the founding of the philippine institute of certified quantity surveyors (picqs), inc is one that started from the vision of its founder to make the quantity surveying trained filipinos achieve a.
A quantity surveyor (qs) is a construction industry professional with expert knowledge on construction costs and contracts they are not to be confused with land surveyors or land survey engineers services provided by a quantity surveyor may include: cost consulting, cost estimating cost planning and commercial. History graeme reid established a quantity surveying practice in 1994 trading as gj reid quantity surveyor subsequently incorporating into gj reid quantum in order to facilitate further expansion and growth in the worldwide market, the global quantum group of companies were formed we believe in our ability to. The quantity surveying profession dates back to the bible, in terms of luke, chapter 14:28, which reads “for which of you, intending to build a tower, sits not down first and counts the cost to see whether he will have sufficient to finish it” ( bowles & le roux, 1992: 4) throughout the construction of the pyramids and temples.
At the time i barely knew what a quantity surveyor was, so i had to do a lot of research prior to the interview it didn't take me long to realise that the role matched my analytical and mathematical skills perfectly i went along to the interview and well, as the saying goes the rest is history as a trainee quantity.
As a profession, the origin of quantity surveying dates back to the 17th century the great fire in london in 1666 required huge restoration works in the city until that period, the masons, carpenters and other craftsmen were paid wages on a dail. A brief history of quantity surveying it is believed that the ancient egyptians used a system of quantity surveying but it was not until the 17th century restoration of london after the great fire that quantity surveyors developed as an occupation although quantity surveyors were probably active in australia from our earliest.
The course introduces basic history, development, concepts and principles of quantity surveying including the nature of measurement and built systems, methods of aggregating construction resources, theories of costing the role of quantity surveyors in the construction industry the theory of pricing of the factors of. Chapter 2: history of the roles and responsibilities of quantity surveyor 21 introduction before consider what the changing role of quantity surveyor is in the future, it is worthwhile to review the background of the quantity surveying profession and the roles and responsibilities of. Quantity surveying practice, first edition 1984, by ivor h seeley seeley and winfield's building quantities explained (1998) “the quantity surveying profession largely developed through the 20th century and in this century, but has now grown to such an extent that it forms the second largest sector or.