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7 May 2004

Moss Construction Cost Management Inc

The Future of
Quantity Surveying
Jonathan Moss FRICS,CCC

Background
„ Trained in the UK as a Quantity
Surveyor
„ Extensive International Experience
„ 20 years in cost management
„ 8 years USA

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7 May 2004 The Future of Quantity Surveying „ Context „ Role „ Competencies „ The Future „ Summary „ Q&A MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 2 Context MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 3 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 2 .

Oceania „ Americas: „ USA.000 members „ Chartered Quantity Surveyor „ Chartered Construction Surveyor MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 4 „ 27 National Associations „ 5 Regions/territories: „ Americas. Asia & Middle East. Canada.000 members in 120 countries „ 20% based outside UK „ 16 Faculties „ Construction faculty – 40. Europe. Bermuda … „ RICS USA „ 600 Members „ 8 Chapters MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 5 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 7 May 2004 „ 110. Africa. 3 .

7 May 2004 Perception of the Quantity Surveyor „ “Number Cruncher” „ Estimator „ Counts bricks „ Technically oriented „ Old hat „ Boring MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 6 Perception of Cost Engineer „ “Number Cruncher” „ Estimator „ Counts equipment „ Technically Oriented „ Old Hat „ Boring MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 7 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 4 .

7 May 2004 Role of the QS MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 8 The Role of the QS „ The QS “skilled in all aspects of the construction process and building life cycle” MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 9 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 5 .

6 . 7 May 2004 The Role of the QS „ The QS “able to manage cost efficiently..? MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 11 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. interpretive and teamwork skills” …sound familiar. analytical. equating quality and value with individual client needs” MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 10 The Role of the QS „ The QS “must have strong financial.

7 . quantification. preparation of Bills of Quantities „ Preparation of contract documents „ Cost Planning „ Cost Control „ Procurement advice „ Contract administration MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 12 Contemporary Role „ Client advocate and representative „ Construction design and economics „ Construction planning & procurement „ Construction administration and management „ Project management MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 13 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 7 May 2004 Historic Role „ Measurement.

7 May 2004 Moving Forward „ No standing still „ Proactive „ Expectations „ Competition „ “Shrinking” world MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 14 Competencies MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 15 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 8 .

9 . 7 May 2004 Competencies „ Mandatory • For all chartered surveyors „ Core • Discipline specific „ Optional • Reflects specialism/area of practice MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 16 Mandatory Competencies 1 „ Codes of Conduct „ Professional practice „ Data collection. retrieval and analysis „ Customer care „ Environmental awareness „ Health & Safety MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 17 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc.

management & dispute resolution „ Construction technology and environmental services MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 19 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 10 . 7 May 2004 Mandatory Competencies 2 „ Law „ Oral Communication „ Self management „ Teamwork „ Written/graphic communication MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 18 Core Competencies „ Design Economics and Cost Planning „ Measurement & Costing of Construction „ Contract Practice „ Conflict avoidance.

7 May 2004 Optional Competencies 1 „ 160 available „ Examples: • Accounting principles & practices • Capital allowances & grants • Commercial management of construction • Contract administration • Economic Development • Development Appraisal MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 20 Optional Competencies 2 More Examples: • Financial Risk Management • Procurement • Project audit • Project cost & financial control • Project evaluation • Project process & procedures • Project strategy • Risk management MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 21 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 11 .

12 . 7 May 2004 AACE Core Requirements „ Supporting Skills & Knowledge „ Cost Estimating „ Cost Control „ Planning & Scheduling „ Contract Management „ Economic Analysis & Business planning MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 22 Common Ground QS Cost Management CCE/CCC „ Professional „ Standards and practices „ “Total Cost Management” „ Specialized focus MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 23 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc.

13 . market • Sustainability MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 25 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 7 May 2004 The Future MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 24 The Future „ Roles: • Auditors • Facilitators • Leaders • Managers… of the development process „ Trends: • Multi- Multi-discipline practice • Decentralization of staff. service.

14 . 7 May 2004 The Future QS „ “Number Cruncher” „ Facilitator „ Estimator „ Cost Manager „ Counts bricks „ Manages value „ Technical „ People person „ Old hat „ Innovative „ Boring „ Dynamic MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 26 Challenges „ Image „ Acceptance „ Recognition (“Professional Service”) „ Scope „ Competition „ Rivalry „ Professional “Snobbery” MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 27 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc.

not slip back „ Accept the challenge of change „ Be Proactive „ Cooperation „ Complementary Roles „ Mutual strength MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 29 Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 15 . 7 May 2004 Summary MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 28 Key Points „ Move forward.

7 May 2004 Questions? MOSS CONSTRUCTION COST MANAGEMENT INC 30 Construction Cost Management Incorporated jonathan@mosscost.com Moss Construction Cost Management Inc. 16 .com (260) 925 3416 www.mosscost.