Quantity surveyor

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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 building surveyors.

Quantity surveyors who are depreciation specialists assess, calculate and report the tax deductions a property investor can claim annually for the depreciation of their investment property. A depreciation schedule prepared by a quantity surveyor is key to ensuring you maximize the tax deductions available for your building works write off, as well as depreciation of all assets included in the property.[1]

The qualified professional quantity surveyors are also known as Chartered Surveyor in the UK.

The duties of quantity surveyor are as follows:

1) Cost estimate, cost planning and cost management

2) Tender management including preparation of bills of quantities, contract conditions and assembly of tender documents

3) Contract management and contractual advice

4) Valuation of construction work

5) Claims and dispute management

The professional bodies for quantity surveyors are as follows:

1) The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

2) The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

3) The New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors

4) Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

5) The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors

6) Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers

Notable quantity surveyors[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Quantity surveyors Capital Claims.
  2. ^ "Find a member". Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 28 September 2013.