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JIQS Newsletter 2016

President’s Message I use this medium to firstly congratulate the Jamaican Institute of Quantity Surveyors on another successful year. For 57 years this body has represented the best and brightest in our fieldĀ and has epitomised professionalism and quality. Our organisation prides itself on being the voice for proper financial management… Read More

Jamaican Institute of Quantity Surveyors

The Jamaican Institute of Quantity Surveyors (JIQS) advances the interests of the profession of Quantity Surveying, to maintain the highest possible standards of professional ethics and practice, to encourage uniformity of practices and procedures, and foster public faith in and understanding of Quantity Surveyors and their work.

The Quantity Surveyor & You

In any construction project, it is best to seek the assistance of professionals. The nature of the project or development will determine the extent and type of professional assistance you will require. In fact, if you plan to finance your home building/improvement project with a mortgage, many banks will require a Surveyor’s Report from a qualified Quantity Surveyor.

The Quantity Surveyor, sometimes described as a construction cost consultant, is the financial manager of the construction team. The JIQS represents all Quantity Surveyors, in public or private practice, whether they are employees or proprietors.

In any construction project, it is best to seek the assistance of professionals. The nature of the project or development will determine the extent and type of professional assistance you will require.

The Quantity Surveyor, sometimes described as a construction cost consultant, is the financial manager of the construction team.

The Quantity Surveyor enters into the picture at the very inception of the project, giving help and guidance to the building owner as to the likely cost of proposals under consideration and how they might be made more economical while serving the desired ends.

He advises on the form and preparation of contract documents and contract administration, he measures the Architect’s and Engineer’s drawings to prepare the Bills of Quantities for the works envisaged which provide a common basis for tendering by contractors; and he undertakes all measurement and accounting procedures during the execution of the contract.