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    Abbreviations

    Abbreviations Quantity Surveyors often use standard abbreviations in the bills of quantities and take off list. it is used to save space and time spent in entering items. The following abbreviations posed Abbreviation Description agg aggregate av average ab as before abd as before described adj adjoining/adjustment acc accordance a/r all round alum aluminium bk […] More

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    Assistant quantity surveyor

    Assistant quantity surveyors provide technical assistance to chartered quantity surveyors in costing building projects. They estimate quantities and costs of materials and labour. They also take measurements on-site when a project is underway so that they can calculate actual costs. Work Activities Assistant quantity surveyors provide technical assistance to chartered quantity surveyors in costing building […] More

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    Abstracting

    The skill of preparing an abstract lies in the ability of the worker-up to arrangethe items abstracted from the dimension sheets in bill order. This may not seemtoo difficult a task to anyone who has not tried it, but when tender documents arebeing prepared in a rush against a tight deadline (which must be 99% […] More

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    The Role of the Quantity Surveyor

    A Quantity Surveyortypically manages the financial aspects of a building or construction project. Priorto Construction Preparation of Feasibility Studies Estimating to define project budgets Analysis of the effect of design changes on the project budget Cost planning to refine the budget as the design documents develop Preparation of Bills of Quantities to assist in the […] More