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If you are efficient, organised, and love seeing a project through to its end, why not give Quantity Surveying a shot?
Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveyors are responsible for measuring and estimating the cost of building and construction, as well as costing projects for tender in construction projects. Essentially, Quantity Surveying refers to the area within construction that deals with contracts and building costs.

Quantity Surveyors are responsible for the construction of some of New Zealand’s largest buildings such as Sky City, Sylvia Park Shopping Centre and the Auckland City hospital. Their role is to give cost advice to contractors and clients. This requires impeccable management, attention to detail, and communication skills.

Studying to become a Quantity Surveyor can be achieved through a Bachelor of Construction, or a Diploma of Quantity Surveying. The programmes are structured in a manner that balances theory and practical experience. You are also encouraged to work in the industry while you study. Some assessments involve compulsory site visits, which means you are not only given hands on experience, but must learn about the health and safety requirements needed to do this. 

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Quantity Surveyor

I was in my second year of a Bachelor of Construction at Massey University, when I got the opportunity to join the trainee programme. The role... read more »

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Quantity Surveyor

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