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Foundation course in Quantity Surveying by RICS

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Foundation course in Quantity Surveying

Career in the construction industry?

Would you find it helpful to gain a better understanding of quantity surveying?

This distance learning course will take you through the key principles of tendering, estimating and pricing and construction contracts and their financial provisions.

At the end of the course you will feel at ease with the essentials of Quantity Surveying and better equipped to make informed decisions when dealing with professional Quantity Surveyors.

What will you learn?

 

This course will provide a clear understanding of:

  • the principles of estimating and tendering

  • the basic principles for pricing simple domestic scale construction

  • the process required for the routine operation of a construction contract

  • the main procurement routes available and the advantages and disadvantages of each

  • the tendering procedure followed by contractors

  • which form of contract is most applicable in a given situation

  • the procedure for completing the contract form

  • the differences between the various different types of subcontractor

  • how to value variation works under the JCT 05 standard form of building contract

  • the procedure for ascertaining the amount stated as due in an interim certificate

  • the steps a contractor should take to gain an extension of time

  • the liquidated damages provisions included in the JCT 05 standard form of building contract

  • the main procurement routes available and the advantages and disadvantages of each

Course content:

  • Procurement

  • Pre-contract estimating and tendering

  • Contract administration

  • Measurement

  • Pricing

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