A quantity surveyor is the person responsible for working out what a building is going to cost and for making sure that construction costs and processes are managed as efficiently as possible. They must understand all aspects of construction from the design stage through to completion.

A quantity surveyor can identify and collate the costs involved in any project to develop an overall budget.

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A registered surveyor is the only person who is legally authorised to perform land or cadastral surveying and sign off on projects