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Benefits of Working With a Quantity Surveyor

Post  Admin on Mon Jun 07, 2010 9:29 pm

Benefits of Working With a Quantity Surveyor
By Chris Jenkinson

A quantity surveyor plays an integral part in the construction process of commercial property. Work can ultimately impact the total cost of a construction project. If in Yorkshire, a quantity surveyor Yorkshire consulting firm can help contractors and developers manage the costs related to architectural projects, including increasing the value received for the money spent on a project.

Quantity surveyors
work for either the company in charge of construction or for the developer. These professionals are sometimes called construction cost consultants. The main goal of any surveyor, whether working for the contractor or the building client, is to prevent overspending on construction projects.

Responsibilities
A quantity surveyor Yorkshire or other UK-based consulting firm comes in on a building project and releases the developer or contractor from having to worry about financial agreements and contracts. The surveyor will take over a project once the tender has been awarded to a particular construction company and will oversee the rates, contracts, and fees through to completion.

The surveyor monitors the work done by the builders to ensure that everyone is getting the most quality for the price. He will be the person who manages extra work and time needed on a project, renegotiating fees if necessary. Final completion and payment for a project is all managed by the surveyor. They can also advise clients on the best way to profit from a finished project, any future costs from maintenance that may occur, and help clients begin new construction projects.

How to Choose a Quantity Surveyor

Since laws and financial situations are usually dependent upon the locale of the construction project, it may be best to choose a local surveyor. While there are international real estate and construction consulting firms, hiring a surveying pro with extensive knowledge about your
building laws and financial practises can give you peace of mind that your company's needs are met.

Many UK surveying companies require that surveyors have an HNC in order to perform quantity surveying duties. However, this certificate isn't always necessary if the surveyor
has a proven track record of successfully managing large-scale construction projects.Before working with a surveyor, make sure he has extensive contract experience and understands the key concepts of managing and completing a construction project. Since the goal is to
save money when building, the surveyor should be able to predict how his services will benefit your company. With so many surveyor options available, it's best to research quantity surveyor Yorkshire companies for the one that most meets your company's needs.Learn more about benefits of hiring a Yorkshire quantity surveyor. Yorkshire options include hiring the skilled professionals at http://www.commercial-building-surveying.co.uk.

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