Quantity surveyors throughout Australia are increasingly becoming integral to project management and are moving beyond traditional measurement role toward advising on matters such as the structure of contracts as well as ways to reduce construction costs and improve project delivery.

In a recent interview, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) chief executive officer Michael Manikas FAIQS stressed that the quality assurance aspects of the traditional quantity surveying role remained imperative, but added that greater efficiency in terms of bills of quantities measurement through tools such as Building Information Modelling (BIM)…