May 14, 2013
It has been claimed that ‘thankfulness is the best expression of gratitude’ and I am indeed thankful to a group of people who have helped me complete this assignment on time and in what I hope is a proper approach worthy of distinction. Recognizing firstly, my Measurement of Works teacher, Miss. Pabasara , I am absolutely thankful for her wonderful teaching in the measurement subject and her unfailing attempts in showing us the art of true, skilled work in that field. I would also like to thank themy friend, Mr.Kevin suthas, who have helped in numerous miscellaneous ways. Further, a heartfelt thank you to my batch, QS-33 for having helped me all the way. A mention also to all my Caring and Helping friends in and out of college. Thank you BCAS, for laying the foundation for me to express my talents. Last, but not least, my infinite gratitude to my parents, for supporting me and helping in all forms possible, to help me complete this assignment as perfectly as possible on time. Thank you, one and all.
May 14, 2013
Introduction Quantity surveyors are employed in private practices, public offices and by contractors, and they undertake a great diversity of work. In more recent times, quantity surveyors are engaged increasingly in the financial management of contracts and ensuring that clients secure value for money and that the completed projects provide substantial added value to the client’s property asset. Furthermore, they are sometimes engaged as lead consultants for large projects, where they are responsible for the delivery of all professional services from inception to completion. The need for quantity surveyor became evident as building work increased in volume and building clients became dissatisfied with the method adopted for settling the cost of the work. General contractors became established during the period of the industrial revolution and they submitted inclusive
References: Packer A.D (1996), Building Measurement Addison Wesley Longman Ltd . Seeley I.H (1993), Building Quantities Explained 5th edc, Macmillan. . Lecture notes & handouts from class Lecturer Ms.L.N.P.Kariyawasam SMM7 QS/12/33/12 9