1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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QUANTITY SURVEYORS estimate and monitor construction costs from the feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • studying architectural and engineering drawings and specifications to estimate total costs
  • consulting with architects, builders and engineers, financiers, developers and owners
  • preparing detailed cost plans and estimates as tools for budgetary control
  • administering construction contracts, measuring and approving progress payments
  • monitoring changes of design, assessing effects on cost, and measuring, valuing and negotiating variations to designs
  • advising on costs of alterations to existing buildings or structures, on various materials and construction methods, and on alternative contractual procedures and clauses


This section contains the following subsection :
              2122-11 Quantity Surveyor

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