Your guide to become a Surveyor in Malaysia

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Who is a Surveyor?

A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is a professional that provides advice on the construction costs and programmes, as well as the best technology and procurement routes to use.

A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is a professional that provides advice on the construction costs and programmes, as well as the best technology and procurement routes to use. Many of these are specified by statutory building regulations, which the surveyor needs to understand and adhere to. Quantity surveyors usually work in offices and in certain instances, they visit building sites, clients and meet the construction team. Their tasks includes preparing cost estimates and plans, auditing projects...

A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is a professional that provides advice on the construction costs and programmes, as well as the best technology and procurement routes to use. Many of these are specified by statutory building regulations, which the surveyor needs to understand and adhere to. Quantity surveyors usually work in offices and in certain instances, they visit building sites, clients and meet the construction team. Their tasks includes preparing cost estimates and plans, auditing projects, managing costs and administering contracts, for all levels and types of construction.

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The pros and cons of being a Surveyor:

Pros

1. Never a dull day since the job enables you to work both indoors and outdoors.

2. Healthy employment growth and good salary

Cons

1. Work can be physically demanding as the job might include heavy lifting and standing or walking for long periods.

2. Job can keep you away from family as it may require you to relocate near the worksite.

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