What is quantity surveying?

Quantity surveyor (construction cost consultants/cost estimators) work for either the client or the contractor and can be based in an office or on-site.  They make sure the costs of large construction and infrastructure projects are accurately estimated based on initial requirements and project specs.

Having a quantity surveyor as part of the team from start to finish ensure 

that the project is costed out correctly and remains financially feasible at every stage of a construction project.  Quantity surveyors maintain a balanced and realistic approach to the funding of every project to make sure there are no cost overruns, nor that the purse strings are not held too tight. Either extremes has the potential for a catastrophic outcome.

If budgets are too tight, the quality of the project could suffers and if spending is in free fall, then the funds may run out before the project is completed.