Quantity Surveying

Course Overview

 ‘How much will it cost?’ is often the key question on any building project, and it’s so important to build up vital core knowledge that you can apply to your work. With an increased focus on effective cost management, as well as the environment and sustainability in construction projects, there is high demand for Quantity Surveyors to provide a cost management service to the construction industry.

This course comprehensively covers the role of a Quantity Surveyor.   This includes the fundamentals of cost management, procurement routes, forms of contract, cost planning, change control, and project final control and reporting. All content is designed and maintained to furnish you with the crucial skills to work autonomously or as part of a team on project tasks.

Course Objectives

  • Apply the practices and procedures of international quantity surveying
  • Describe forms of construction for various property types and apply appropriate cost planning methods and estimating principles
  • Evaluate various Tendering and Procurement Practices and strategies
  • Identify the factors which affect the cost of building and undertake the quantification and costing of construction works
  • Recognize the contractual requirements , laws and Dispute Resolution Methods
  • Procedures related to construction finances and construction Economics
  • Report and forecast cost during the construction phase

Course Content

  • Unit 0: Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Construction Technology and Environmental Services
  • Unit 2: Design Economics and Cost Planning
  • Unit 3: Quantification and Costing of Construction Works
  • Unit 4: Procurement and Tendering
  • Unit 5: Contract Practice
  • Unit 6: Project Financial Control and Reporting
  • Unit 7: Exam

Course Methodology

The training is going to be highly interactive combination of lectures, group discussions, questionnaires, individual reflections, role plays, simulations and videos.

Target Audience

  • Construction professionals who want to learn about the key underpinning principles of quantity surveying
  • Professionals thinking of moving into the quantity surveying profession
  • Other professionals in the built environment who are looking to learn the fundamentals of quantity surveying


4 Days (08:30–14:30) with appropriate breaks for tea/refreshments and lunch.