The importance of Quantity Surveyors in Kenya spear head the entire stages of a build project. They are the chief monetary advisers. Say a project costs KSH 100 million, they are required to justify how and where such funds were utilized.
Quantity surveyors have flexible and ever-expanding roles that include:
- Preparation of Bills of Quantities (these are competitive price quotations for specialist services and materials required during the build process).
- Carrying out feasibility studies on the proposed site and working out what a client can afford to build.
- With viable knowledge of contract law, the Quantity Surveyor could advice on the most appropriate types of contract.
- Surveying, recording site measurements for valuing and/or being up to date whenever variations to the site occur.
- Commissioning the payment of other construction personnel.
- Preparation of final accounts.
- Advising on budgetary cost control to avoid exaggerated costs.
- Preparing tender documents, inviting tenders and advising during the tendering process.
- Preparing cash flow projections
- Designing schedule of materials for labour contracts
- Playing the role of arbitrator during disputes. Some Quantity Surveyors make the best negotiators.