QS estimating is the department of an architect or construction company that is responsible for estimating and monitoring the costs of a construction project. Not only does this save the architect countless hours, but it also reduces legal risks and protects stakeholders. The role of a qs estimator is not only limited to estimating costs during the tendering process or once the project has been awarded.
qs estimating is responsible for estimating and monitoring construction costs
As one of the most essential aspects of construction, qs estimating has a number of functions that require in-depth knowledge of cost estimating. It entails interpreting engineering and architectural plans and applying the relevant knowledge of materials and industry practices to generate accurate construction cost estimates. According to the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AQS), this profession has a strong national profile with more than 4,000 members dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of professional excellence.
Estimating starts with the design cost plan and progresses through the tender process. Once a contractor is selected, the construction phase begins. As part of the construction process, a qs estimating is responsible for monitoring construction costs, finances, and payments. The estimating team measures progress on site and evaluates any changes ordered by the architect. This information is then used to prepare valuation certificates.
It saves the architect a lot of man hours
The proposed QS estimating framework provides a time-efficient and reliable estimation method. It was tested on real-world data and was validated by experts. It automatically reads construction maps and minimizes human errors when estimating costs. In addition, it can also determine the exact location of the project using Google Maps. This reduces the need for man-hour-intensive calculations and reduces the total calculation time to three days.
It reduces legal issues
There are many different methods for cost estimation. The proposed QS estimating framework is fully automatic, which reduces human error. This would give greater flexibility in completing QS activities. It is also possible to deploy the framework to other platforms, which would increase flexibility. The framework is easy to use and provides a number of benefits for project managers.
A web-based framework helps QS professionals automate many activities that used to require manual calculations. It reduces the amount of Excel work and reduces the possibility of calculation errors. Further, it allows for cost calculations to include the profit of the contractor. All these benefits make it easy for quantity surveyors to get the best value for the money they spend on each project.