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Jul 31

Advantages and Disadvantages of Hiring a Construction Cost Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

A construction cost estimator is a professional who prepares cost estimates for your building plans. This professional also provides contract management during the building phase, overseeing the valuation of work done and managing costs until the final account is negotiated and settled at the end of the project. If you are a client who intends …

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Jul 25

5 Skills Required To Be a Competent Construction Cost Estimator (Quantity Surveyor)

If you want to be a good Construction Cost Estimator (US) also called a Quantity Surveyor (UK), then you must get a College Diploma or University Degree at an institution that offers the course. Getting an education at a recognized institute of learning will equip you with knowledge in many aspects of the Quantity Surveying …

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Jul 16

Why You Need a Construction Cost Estimator / Quantity Surveyor to Manage Your Building Project

Ask some random people at your workplace, your friend or an ordinary person in the streets what a Cost Estimator is. More often, they have no idea what that job title means .At least, the word Cost Estimator is self-explanatory for most people. Ask them what a Quantity Surveyor is and they are even more puzzled. Most of them …

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May 18

22 Types of Companies That a Construction Estimator Can Work For

22 Types of Employers That Recruit Construction Cost Estimators / Quantity Surveyors   A Construction Estimator in the USA also known as a Quantity Surveyor in the UK can work for a wide variety of companies and organizations in different types of industries. The role of a Building estimator is planning, calculating and managing the …

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May 16

Construction Cost Estimator vs. Quantity Surveyor – The Difference and What They Do

If you live in the USA and Canada, you are probably familiar with the terms Construction Cost Estimator or Construction Cost Estimating. Those who live in the UK, Australia, Ireland and former English colonies like South Africa and India are familiar with the terms Quantity Surveyor or Quantity Surveying. So what are the differences between …

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