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Nov 30 2021 Lecture /

TSA Technical Series | Working with a Quantity Surveyor

12:00 -1:00 PM

Online via Zoom

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Construction project cost planning and control are critical to a project’s success. From feasibility all the way to construction, understanding the financial implications of decisions being made is important to obtain good value for the resources being extended. But estimating costs is quite complex with numerous factors, from material to labour to schedule, that have to be accounted for. Having a skilled and experienced quantity surveyor as part of your design team can make all the difference — giving you an accurate projection of costs involved, as well as an effective cost strategist with expert advice to lower costs and explore alternatives.

So how do you make the best use of the skills of a quantity surveyor and what are the questions you should be asking?

Join us on this one hour webinar with Stewart Kyle, Architectural Quantity Surveyor and Partner at A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd., as he walks through the fundamentals of quantity surveying, the role of a cost estimator and how to get the most out of this relationship.

In this presentation you will learn:

  • The role of a quantity surveyor
  • Fundamentals on cost estimating and how to read an estimate
  • What material (and when) is required for different classes of cost estimates
  • Questions you should be asking your quantity surveyor

About the Speaker

Stewart Kyle is an Architectural Quantity Surveyor and Partner with 10 years’ experience at A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd., a cost consulting firm providing cost consulting services to both the public and private sectors of the construction industry. Stewart has acquired experience in a wide range of projects involving design stage cost control. In his role, Stewart provides mentoring and leadership to his colleagues and is collaborative in overseeing the hands-on measuring and quantification processes. Stewart oversees and coordinates the scope understanding, measuring, quantification and pricing research steps. He is focused on providing leadership and organization required for project coordination while delivering a high standard of quality in all project cost estimates under his care.

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TSA MEMBERS: This event is free for TSA members using the discount code found in our November 2nd e-bulletin! Not a member yet? Membership is open to everyone and you can join here (student memberships are free!).

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This technical lecture forms part of our Fundamental Series, a new series of TSA lectures exploring some of the fundamental topics of architectural practice.