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quantity surveyor

n
(Surveying) a person who estimates the cost of the materials and labour necessary for a construction job
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Translations
stavební dozor
anyagmennyiség-becslõ
byggingafulltrúi
stavebný dozor
maliyet tahmincisi

quantity surveyor

ngeometra m (che valuta il costo del materiale e della manodopera necessari per una costruzione)
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quantity

(ˈkwontəti) noun
the size, weight, number etc of something, especially a large size etc. What quantity of paper do you need?; I buy these goods in quantity; a small quantity of cement; large quantities of tinned food.
quantity surveyor
a person who is responsible for estimating the quantities of building materials needed for constructing something, and their probable cost.
an unknown quantity
a person or thing whose characteristics, abilities etc cannot be predicted.
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Whilst Ellie is the only woman in her class at college, Lumsden & Carroll employs other female apprentice quantity surveyors, one of whom started a degree apprenticeship in quantity surveying this year.
Quantity surveyors are pivotal to the construction industry and, at the moment, this industry is crying out for them.
The latest quarterly construction survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) shows that the skills shortage in the region has reached its highest levels since the survey was launched - with a particular lack of bricklayers and quantity surveyors.
"We are seeing a shortage in quantity surveyors and this is likely to impact capacity and capability to fulfil projects.
Summary: How quantity surveyors are building a new identity in the market.