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Quantity Surveying: Introduction
   

 

David Hudd
Principal, Cost Consultancy

Quantity Surveying:  Introduction

Mr. Hudd has 30 years of experience in the building profession, working on behalf of cost management consultancies. With a background in engineering, his extensive experience includes analyzing projects by functional component, cost planning through all stages of design, preparing bills of quantities, evaluation of change orders, and post-contract management and control. Having led over 400 projects in a wide variety of sectors, he has expertise that encompasses building, structural, mechanical and electrical disciplines. Prior to joining Arcadis, Mr. Hudd managed a variety of teams at Davis Langdon and AECOM, providing comprehensive cost planning and management services from project inception through to completion of construction. He is an advocate and facilitator for integrated design.

 

Learning Objectives:

Quantity Surveyor:

  • ‘someone whose job is to estimate the amount and cost of materials needed for building something and how long it will take to build’ (Merriam Webster)

Quantity:

  • a particular or indefinite amount of anything
  • an exact or specified amount or measure

Survey(or):

  • to examine as to condition, situation, or value
  • to determine and delineate the form, extent, and position by taking linear and angular measurements and by applying the principles of geometry and trigonometry


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