1st Edition

Professional Practice for Quantity Surveyors in the 21st Century

By Andrew Ebekozien, Clinton Aigbavboa Copyright 2024
    176 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    176 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book covers developing trends and changes occurring in the Quantity Surveying profession. It begins by explaining the construction industry structure followed by the quantity surveying practice modalities, professional ethics, roles of regulatory bodies, continuous professional development, and code of professional conduct of quantity surveying practice. Further topics covered include international construction, contract administration, and financial management, liquidated, and ascertained damages as applicable to the construction industry.


    • Considers structure of construction industry and inter-relationship of professionals in built environment.
    • Provides a compendium of the QS professional practice including developing country perspective and examples.
    • Includes information on cultural differences and how they may impact quantity surveying practices, including communication styles, decision-making processes, and work habits.
    • Focuses on current industry trends and practices, such as sustainable practices, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and advanced technologies.
    • Covers financial statement and progress report regarding construction projects.

    This book is aimed at professionals and students in construction, quantity surveying/value management and civil engineering.

    1. The Construction Industry. 2. Quantity Surveying Practice. 3. Professional Ethics. 4. Tendering Methods and Procurement. 5. Contract Administration. 6. Insurance and Bonds. 7. Financial Management. 8. Conflicts in Construction Contracts.


    Andrew Ebekozien is a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Construction Management and Quantity Surveying, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a Lecturer in the Department of Quantity Surveying, Auchi Polytechnic, Nigeria.

    Clinton Aigbavboa is the Director of the NRF/DSI Research Chair in Sustainable Construction Management and Leadership in the Built Environment and of the CIDB Centre of Excellence at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa.