Q: Do I need a building surveyor or a quantity surveyor?
A: A quantity surveyor controls the cost of construction projects. The activities include cost planning, timetable, value engineering, feasibility studies, and valuation of works and work packages. Quantity surveyors are also known as construction economists, cost engineers or project managers.
A building surveyor covers a wide range of activities that include the following, and are often linked with estate agents.
- Planning Supervisor under CDM Regulations
- Insurance assessment and claims assistance
- Defect investigation and maintenance advisor
- Building Surveys and measured surveys
- Handling Planning applications
- Building Inspection to ensure compliance with building regulations
- Undertaking pre-acquisition surveys
- Negotiating dilapidations
Here at Derek Gough Associates Ltd., we are Quantity Surveyors – However we know some excellent building surveyors specialising in different areas, so if that is what you need we would be happy to point you in their direction.
Still unsure? For further information on our services, give us a call and a member of our knowledgeable team will be able to help you.