Syllabus For The Subject Quantity Surveying and valuation

 

QUANTITY SURVEYING AND VALUATION

Contents

Preface

 

1 The work of the quantity surveyor

Introduction

A changing industry

Construction sectors

The role of the quantity surveyor

Skills, knowledge and understanding

What’s in a name ?

 

2 Education, training and employment

Introduction

Chronology of quantity surveying education 1960-2012

Quantity surveyors in education

Partnership and accreditation

Non-cognate disciplines

Vocational experience and qualifications

Assessment of professional competence

Continuing professional development

Construction industry council

Changing work patterns

The professions

Role of the RICS

3 Organization and management

Introduction

Staffing

Office organization

Employer’s responsibilities

Public relations and marketing

Quality management

Time and cost management

Developing staff and skills

Finance and accounts

 

4 The quality surveyor and the law

Introduction

The quality surveyor and the client

Collateral warranties

Performance bonds

Professional indemnity insurance

Contracts of employment

Equality act 2010

 

5 Research and innovation

Introduction

RICS

Classification of research and development

Research and development in the construction and property

Industries

Rethinking construction innovation and research

Changing role of the quantity surveyor

Research and development in quantity surveyor

Research and development in quantity surveying practice

Academic research

Research dissemination

The importance of change

Innovation

Conclusions

 

6 Cost control

Introduction

Project cost control

Cost advice

New rules of measurement (NRM)

Precontract estimating methods

General considerations

Accuracy of approximate estimates

Preparing the approximate estimate

Whole life costing

Value management

Risk analysis

Best value

Taxation

Financial assistance for development

Post-contract methods

 

7 Whole life costing

Introduction

Brief history

Government policy

Whole life value

Whole life costing applications

Main factors to consider

Targeting the major elements of costs-in-use

Deprecation and obsolescence in buildings

Long life, loose fit and low energy

Calculations

Forecasting the future

Whole life cost forum

Conclusions

 

8 Value management

Introduction

Background

Terminology

When should surveyors use value management?

The application of value management

Function analysis

Supporting the case for value management

Professional development and accreditation

 

9 Risk management

Introduction

When should surveyors use risk management

The application of risk management

Risk analysis

Risk registers

Expected monetary value ( EMV)

Simulation (quantitative risk analysis)

Risk management

Appraisal of risk allocation

Marging risk management and value management

Opportunity?

 

10 Procurement

Introduction

General matters

Standard forms of contract

Methods of price determination

Contractor selection and appointment

Procurement options

Contact strategy

Client procurement needs

Partnering

The private finance initiative (PFI)

The role of the quantity surveyor

 

11 Contract documentation

Contract documents

Coordinated project information

Form of contract

Contract drawings

Schedules

Contract bills

Methods of measurement

Contract specification

Schedules of rates

Master programme

Information release schedule

Discrepancies in documents

 

12 preparation of contract bills

Appointment of the quantity surveyor

Receipt of drawings

Taking-off

Contract bills

Invitation to tender

Receipt of tenders

E- tendering

  13 Cost management

Introduction

Valuation on insolvency

Cost control and reporting

 

14 Final accounts

Introduction

Variations

Procedures for measurement and evaluation

Pricing variations

Provisional sums

Fluctuations

Materials

Completing  the account

Audit

Timing and resources

Case study

 

15 Insolvency

Introduction

The role of the quantity surveyor

scenario

the role of the liquidator

Determination of contract

Provision in the forms of contract

Factors to consider at insolvency

Completion of the contract

The employer’s loss

Expenditure involved

Termination of contract (employer insolvency)

Insolvency of the quantity surveyor or architect

Performance bonds

 

16 Contractual disputes

Introduction

Why disputes arise

Litigation

Arbitration

Adjudication

Alternative dispute resolution  

Conclusion

Expert witness

Lay advocacy

Claims

 

17 Project management

Introduction

Justifying project management by adding value

Terminology

Attributes of the project manager

Duties and responsibilities of the project manager

Quantity surveying skills and expertise

Fees

Education and training for the project manager

 

18 Facilities management

Introduction

The work of the facilities manager

Sustainability

Facilities management opportunities for the quantity surveyor

Education and training for the facilities manager

 

19 Emergent themes: sustainability and BIM

Introduction

Background

Quantity surveying and sustainability

Zero carbon

Building information modeling  (BIM)

BIM use within the industry

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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