Quantity Surveying is a unique occupation and profession. Quantity surveyors give advices on the cost matters related to building/civil engineering contracts and act as accountants to the projects either during pre-contract or post-contract stages. They are also professionals with expert knowledge on contracts, and can therefore recommend appropriate procurement methods, prepare contract documents, evaluate contractual claims, etc.
Quantity surveyors can involve in building works, building services engineering works, civil engineering works and industrial engineering works. They work closely with architects, financiers, engineers, contractors, suppliers, project owners, accountants, insurance underwriters, solicitors and with all levels of government authorities. Quantity Surveyors are economists of the construction industry who have the responsibilities to ensure that all limited resources are being utilised in the best ways. They are the consultants within the team most directly concerned with obtaining ‘value for money’.
At KLT, its Diploma in Quantity Surveying is designed to equip and train the students with the knowledge of construction economics so as to enable them to perform quantity take-off, tender documentation and contractual services.
The programme aims to:
- Produce graduates who will become industrial leaders;
- Provide an affordable and yet recognised pathway for students who intend to pursue a degree programme at university level.
- Ensure that high standards are achieved and maintained in all aspects of teaching.