Higher National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
The National Diploma in Quantity surveying is a two year program (NVQ Level 5 & 6) oriented towards the skills required by the industry at middle management levels and leads students to the degree of Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) in Quantity surveying. In order to achieve this, the students shall work closely with cost controlling concepts, and how handle the resources; men, machine, material, methods and money in the construction industry.
Quantity surveyor is the person who responsible on estimating the quantities from the design drawings, and measurement of the quantities in the site during the project implementation, and preparing the current and final payments.
In general can describe quantity survey as follows:
- Description and preparation of the bill of quantities and its items required for the tender.
- Preparation of the site material, material types, and material distribution. Describe the items and preparing BOQ
- Preparing of the cost estimate in BOQ.
- Preparation of the list of the site needs (technician / workers, machine and material)
- Preparation of the due payment statements (contractor payments during the construction
- Review and check the bids submitted and preparation of the lists of the contents of bids.
- Sharing in evaluation and preparation of the recommendation to award the contract to be submitted to owner.
- Review and checking the payments submitted from the contractor.
- Preparation of reports about conformity of quantities items with contract documents.
During the implementation, quantity surveyor (Contractor) responsible for;
A Quantity Surveyor should be with ability to understand the drawings details, design drawings, shop drawings, as built. Excellent knowledge of the calculation of the areas and volumes, knowledge of fees of workers, technicians, rules and law of the contracts, In addition to the knowledge of related financial issues taxes, banks transactions, insurances and its implication and Knowledge of the productivity of the workers and technicians.
To fulfill the requirement, it is essential to introduce professional technical courses as a social responsibility. To be an alternative, University College has decided to conduct Quantity surveying course, maintaining the national vocational qualification standards.