THE HONG KONG INSTITUTE OF SURVEYORS
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Saturday, November 17 2018 13:36:12

 
Introduction
Cost Planning
Life Cycle Costing
Value Management
Facilities Management
Project Management
Preliminary Cost Advice
Procurement Methods
Contractual Advice
Tendering
Valuation of Construction Work
Cost Control & Financial Management
Financial Claims & Programme Analysis
Dispute Resolution
Insurance Advice
 
Competitive tendering of one kind or another remains the usual basis for construction contracts, and bills of quantities are fundamental to this process. Bills of quantities translate the drawings, plans and specifications produced by the designers into a document that enables a contractor to calculate his tender price fairly, on exactly the same basis as his competitors.


During construction, quantity surveyors are also a crucial element in effective cost control. Where other tendering procedures are appropriate, the quantity surveyor will recommend alternatives.