Quantity Surveying in the Americas

1425.00 USD

150.0 Hours Formal CPD

Quantity surveyors are concerned with the financial management of building life cycles. With construction spend exceeding $1.5 trillion in the Americas, the need for chartered quantity surveyors is more significant than ever. Across key developing markets, having the skills to meet this global demand is essential.


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Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate forms of construction for various property types
  • Assess the practices and procedures of international quantity surveying
  • Compare and contrast procurement strategies
  • Identify the contractual requirements and procedures relevant to construction finances
  • Evaluate the factors which affect the cost of a building
  • Evaluate the sources of cost data relating to construction
  • Assess cost planning methods to control the financial aspect of a project
  • Illustrate the quantification and costing of construction work
  • Assess contract practices and administration processes
  • Evaluate and forecast costs during the construction of a project
  • Manage various aspects of a project including change procedures and accounts
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    Course information

    In this course, you will learn the key principles of tendering, estimating and pricing. You will gain knowledge of construction contracts and their financial provisions, procurement options; the production of tender documents; the contractor's tendering procedure and strategy; and the detailed process undertaken by the contractor to price tender documents.

    Explore construction technology, contract procedures and construction economics, looking at commercial and domestic measurement, as well as project estimating and management to an advanced level.

    Course Benefits

    The aim of the course is to provide technical training around the key principles of tendering, estimating and pricing and provide you with knowledge of construction contracts and their financial provisions.

    Who is this course for?

    • Cost Engineers, Building Technicians, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers and Civil Engineers with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience
    • Quantity Surveying BSc/MSc graduates and Assistant/Graduate Quantity Surveyors looking to put theory into practice and gain a day to day understanding of the profession
    • APC and Assoc. candidates looking to consolidate their practical skills and knowledge required to be a competent qualified quantity surveying professional

    Course Content

    This course is made of up of 6 technical l modules delivered across a 6 month period.

    • Module 1: Construction technology and environmental services for domestic and more complex buildings
    • Module 2: Procurement and tendering
    • Module 3: Design economics, cost planning and commercial management of construction
    • Module 4: Quantification and costing of construction works
    • Module 5: Construction law and standard forms of contract
    • Module 6: Project financial control and reporting

    Course Review and Final Exam

    For more information on the topics covered within each unit, please download the course guide.

    Learning resources

    Within each module will be dedicated e-learning sessions. Within these courses delegates will gain an understanding around the practical techniques and international standards required within the construction and quantity surveying pathway.
    Reading material
    Learners will further study and understanding of the methodologies with the directed reading material. Sourced from textbooks and articles, these readings support development throughout the course program.
    Case study
    Technical case studies provide examples of practice, within these case studies participants will practice the theory taught within the module. Responses will be shared within the online forums.
    Discussion forum
    Questions, comments, case studies will be posted to the forum (one module) with the objective of allowing the participants to reflect on the e-learning and also to discuss their own experiences under each module heading around QS practice.
    End of module quiz
    At the end of each module is a short quiz, to check understanding of the content and to help track progress.
    Video web classes
    On completion of all the technical modules, participants will be required to review video recorded online web classes. The structure of this session is to provide a detail overview of the practices and principles of QS. This will provide a deeper understanding of the principles covered in each module and reaffirm the learning outcomes.


    Please note:

    The start date is subject to change depending on number of attendees for this course and at the discretion of RICS. 

    Additional information

    Next available start date: 10 April 2019 - 10:00am

    Enrollment duration: 180 Days

    Languages: English

    Category: Construction

    Member price: $1,185.00

    Price: $1,425.00

    Detailed course guide

    Course Type: Product / Distance Learning

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