Definition of quantity surveyor in English:

quantity surveyor

noun

British
  • A person who calculates the amount of materials needed for building work, and how much they will cost.

    • ‘You should consult with a quantity surveyor or other expert in re-building costs.’
    • ‘He was born at Foxrock, near Dublin, the second son of a quantity surveyor, and brought up as a Protestant by a mother whom he describes as ‘profoundly religious’.’
    • ‘The quantity surveyor contributed a huge amount on this project and the cost management was intense because of the limited budget.’
    • ‘A quantity surveyor had estimated building costs at £718,000.’
    • ‘This, for the uninitiated, is the basic term for a quantity surveyor, someone who measured bricks and mortar for a living.’
    • ‘All the inquiries we've had done by a paint chemist and a quantity surveyor suggest that the clean-up operation should have cost about $60,000.’
    • ‘He qualified as a quantity surveyor and worked in the construction industry before - in a change of career direction - he joined Claremont in 1989.’
    • ‘‘Unless you have completed academic and practice requirements, you will not be able to call yourself a building or quantity surveyor,’ said Tony Smith.’
    • ‘A quantity surveyor for Swindon Council came up with the figure after working out how much it would cost to refurbish the toilets to a standard where they could be reopened.’
    • ‘A quantity surveyor to trade, he built a successful property company in Warwickshire.’
    • ‘If it is a particularly large project, self-builders should consider hiring a quantity surveyor who will advise on construction costs and help to obtain competitive tenders from contractors.’
    • ‘She qualified as a quantity surveyor and picked up a law degree before joining the family firm - and people who know her say she would have succeeded even without the family connection.’
    • ‘The trust is waiting for costing from a quantity surveyor before moving forward.’
    • ‘With the architect for the project in Castleblaney, the quantity surveyor in Armagh and consultants in Dublin and Belfast, rapid transfer of information is crucial.’
    • ‘John was born in South London and trained as a quantity surveyor before doing his National Service with the RAF as a radar operator at RAF Sennen in Cornwall.’
    • ‘A qualified quantity surveyor, he runs a residential lettings agency in Paisley’
    • ‘She said Emma, who wants to be a quantity surveyor, had problems with short term memory and had no recollection of the accident.’
    • ‘Mr Lord said: ‘The owners have employed a quantity surveyor to estimate the cost of repairs that are currently required at The Durdans.’’
    • ‘The first claimant advised that a feasibility study would be necessary; and during the tour of the building the first defendant authorised the employment of a quantity surveyor.’
    • ‘But Stan, a retired quantity surveyor, from Glossop, saw the funny side.’

Pronunciation:

quantity surveyor

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