Why spend money on employing a quantity surveyor?

Weekly Topic – Misconceptions about quantity surveyors (QS)

  • A QS is just an added cost to the project – WRONG
  • A QS can save money on a project which therefore lowers the quality of the build – WRONG

These are incorrect. A good QS adds value to the project by ensuring the client only pays a fair and reasonable cost for the quality specified. Over the life of the project, the QS will often save you far in excess of their fee by keeping tight control of the costs from start to finish.