What is a Quantity Surveyor?
Basically, the Quantity Surveyor is the person responsible for figuring out just what a building is going to cost and in some cases for making sure that construction costs and production are managed as efficiently as possible. In some of today’s projects there may be many millions of dollars involved.
A Quantity Surveyor can identify and collate the costs involved in order to develop an overall budget for any project. They can then undertake cost planning which aims to help all members of the design team arrive at practical solutions and stay within the project budget. It is the final detailed estimate prepared by the Quantity Surveyors, in consultation with a project architect, which forms a basis on which subsequent tenders can be evaluated. Schedules of quantities translate the drawing, plans and specifications produced by the design team to enable each contractor to calculate tender prices fairly, on exactly the same basis as the competitors.
Red Quantity Surveying Ltd are a professional team of Quantity Surveyors working within the Christchurch region working across all specialties and are dedicated to helping with the rebuild. We are also providing an extremely important service in valuing dwellings for the purpose of clarifying the correct sum insured as per all new insurance policies.
Red Quantity Surveying Ltd has a focussed approach in its operations and knows that to be involved in any successful project it needs to pride itself on a fantastic working relationship with all its clients. This relationship and its high level of communication, coupled with great well thought out processes and procedures creates a very high standard of work. This close working relationship also enables us to respond quickly and be flexible to our clients needs.