An interactive approach to teaching quantity surveying measurement

Cynthia Lee

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    Despite the progress of technology, quantity surveying (QS) measurement is still very much a hands-on process. The process of QS measurement involves a quantity surveyor reading the construction drawings, calculating and quantifying the work and documenting the quantity of work. It is a process that requires the understanding of construction technology. The quantification skills involved in measurement cited by Hodgson et. al. (2008b) and Hasan and Rashid (2005) pointed to the ability to read and interpret drawings, knowledge of building construction and acquaintance of the rules of measurement – namely the standard methods of measurement (SMM) or the new rules of measurement (NRM) published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) as essential skills of a quantity surveyor. The skill of measurement is a basic QS ability required of a quantity surveyor (AIQS, 2003; RICS, 2006).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICERI2013 Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9788461638475
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • quantity surveying
    • construction technology
    • quantification skills


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