Quantity Surveying in the Americas: Distance Learning and Summit Bundle

2540.00 USD

200.0 Hours Formal CPD

Quantity Surveying as a profession is still relatively unknown in the United States, yet the industry is on the rise with construction spending in North Americas surpassing $1.18 trillion. Ensure that you have the skills to meet the growing demand and join us in Chicago to hear from experts about the changing role of the estimator in North American development.


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Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate forms of construction for various property types
  • Assess the practices and procedures of international quantity surveying
  • Compare and contrast procurement strategies
  • Identify the contractual requirements and procedures relevant to construction finances
  • Evaluate the factors which affect the cost of a building
  • Evaluate the sources of cost data relating to construction
  • Assess cost planning methods to control the financial aspect of a project
  • Illustrate the quantification and costing of construction work
  • Assess contract practices and administration processes
  • Evaluate and forecast costs during the construction of a project
  • Manage various aspects of a project including change procedures and accounts
  • Upcoming Dates

    Course information

    A quantity surveyor is concerned with the costs and financial management of the building life-cycle. The occupations of quantity surveying and cost consulting continue to grow in popularity and importance across the U.S. and Canada.  Professionals possessing these skill sets are uniquely prepared to contribute to the transformational construction projects that are shaping the urban environments that we live in.

    Who Should Register?

    Quantity Surveying BSc/MSc graduates and Assistant/Graduate Quantity Surveyors looking to put theory into practice and gain a day to day understanding of the profession.

    APC and Assoc. candidates looking to consolidate their practical skills and knowledge required to be a competent qualified quantity surveying professional.

    Cost engineer, Building technicians, Quantity Surveyors, Property Valuers and Civil Engineers with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience.

    Summit of the Americas: Chicago 2017

    The Summit of the Americas, hosted annually by RICS, is a platform where global decision-makers from across the region address critical topics in real estate, facilities management, business valuation, and construction sectors. Our 5th Summit of the Americas: CHI2017 takes place from May 1-3 in the heart of downtown Chicago at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. Join fellow RICS-qualified professionals and industry stakeholders from around the globe for an exclusive opportunity to network and participate in market-leading discussions across a variety of trending topics.  For more information regarding this years summit, please visit our website.

    CHI2017 QS Workshop: The Changing Role of the Estimator in North American Development

    Quantity Surveying as a profession is still relatively unknown in the United States, unless a client has had exposure to the discipline. The industry is seeing an increase, primarily from international investors and from the tech industry, in clients asking for estimating services from firms that offer professional QS services. The panel will discuss how RICS and Quantity Surveying firms in the US and Canada can work together to: a) Provide adequate training for Quantity Surveyors, b) Ensure RICS-qualified professionals are delivering the best in client service, c) Provide firms with a competitive edge from sq. foot estimators.  For the information regarding timing and sessions, please visit our agenda.

    Quantity Surveying in the Americas Course

    In this course, we will cover both pre and post contract processes, the commercial management of construction and concepts on various procurement options, the production of tender documents, the contractor's tendering procedure and strategy and the detailed process undertaken by the contractor to price tender documents. Explore construction technology, contract procedures and construction economics, looking at commercial and domestic measurement, as well as project estimating and management to an advanced level.

    This course series will begin on March 20, 2017 and the aim is to provide technical training around the key principles of tendering, estimating and pricing and provide you with knowledge of construction contracts and their financial provisions.  Utlized learning resources will include self-paced e-Learning, reading materials, case studies and learning assessment quizzes, and well as an interactive discussion forum and live web classes.  For a more information on the topics covered and resources utilized, please view the detailed course guide or visit the individual course page.


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