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
- 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