You are the cost manager for construction projects. This will initially involve the capital expenditure phase of a building or facility, from feasibility to design and construction. You can also be involved with extensions, refurbishment, maintenance and demolition of a facility. Your experience may be in residential, commercial, industrial, leisure, agricultural or retail facilities; for all you require the ability to manage cost effectively, equating quality and value with individual client needs.

To become a Chartered Member on the Quantity Surveying and Construction pathway, you will be assessed against six Core Competencies and two of the Optional Competencies.

Core Competencies: to Level 3

  • Commercial management (of construction works) or Design economics and cost planning.
  • Construction technology and environmental services.
  • Contract practice.
  • Procurement and tendering.
  • Project finance (control and reporting).
  • Quantification and costing (of construction works).

Optional Competencies: two to Level 2

  • Capital allowances
  • Commercial management (of construction works) or Design economics and cost planning (whichever is not selected as core competency)
  • Conflict avoidance, management and dispute resolution procedures or Sustainability
  • Contract administration
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency
  • Due diligence
  • Insurance
  • Programming and planning
  • Project feasibility analysis
  • Risk management

For further advice on the Quantity Pathway please register your details here and one of the QS team will be in touch