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430 hours
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150 CPD hours / points
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Being a Building Quantity Surveyor means learning how to manage all contractual and financial aspects of construction projects. The Building Quantity Surveyor online training course will boost your knowledge of the construction process and ensure you are equipped to pursue a career in quantity surveying.

Our Building Quantity Surveyor course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, ensuring your newly-acquired skills will enhance your professional development. The Building Quantity Surveyor course is also accredited by CPD, with 150 CPD points available to you as proof of your achievement.

Through the Building Quantity Surveyor course, you will learn about the building law principles which need to be kept in consideration at all times during quantity surveying, as well as details on building procurement and construct administration. You will also learn about building technology, how to carry out cost estimation on quantity surveying projects, and the elements and factors which can influence cost estimation.

The Building Quantity Surveyor course has been designed by a team of quantity surveying professionals to ensure that you learn everything you need to know to fast track your career as a Building Quantity Surveyor. Explore the technicalities of cost management as a Building Quantity Surveyor, as well as how to effectively manage material for construction. The Building Quantity Surveyor course will also teach you about the technical aspects of quantity surveying, including building pathology and building adaptation. It will also cover how to write Building Quantity Surveyor reports and the legal aspects of being a Building Quantity Surveyor that you need to be aware of.

What Will I Learn From This Building Quantity Surveyor Course:

  • Explore the building law principles
  • Learn about building procurement and contract administration
  • Study building technology
  • Learn about how to carry out cost estimation
  • Understand the factors which may influence cost estimation
  • Study cost management as a Building Quantity Surveyor
  • Explore how to manage materials for construction
  • Learn about building pathology
  • Study building adaptation
  • Discover how to accurately write reports as a Building Quantity Surveyor
  • Explore the legal aspects of a career as a Building Quantity Surveyor

Why People Enrol this Building Quantity Surveyor Course From One Education:

  • Eligibility for an Endorsed certificate upon successful completion of the Building Quantity Surveyor course
  • Learning materials of our Building Quantity Surveyor course contains engaging voiceover and visual elements for your comfort
  • Get 24/7 access to all Building Quantity Surveyor course content for a full year
  • Complete the Building Quantity Surveyor course at your own pace
  • Each of our students gets full tutor support on weekdays (Monday to Friday)
  • Efficient assessments and instant results upon completion of our Building Quantity Surveyor course



150 CPD hours / points
Accredited by CPD Accreditation Group

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Course Curriculum

This Building Quantity Surveyor course is designed with the following modules:

***Building Quantity Surveyor***

Quantity Surveying - Module 01:
Building Law Principles

  • What is a Contract?
  • Essential Elements of Contracts
  • What are Building Contracts?
  • What is Contract Law?
  • Principles of contract law
  • Negligence and the duty of care
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • The Land Law
    • The doctrine of tenure
    • The doctrine of Estates
    • Ownership of Possession
    • Equity
    • Trusts of land

Quantity Surveying - Module 02:
Building Procurement and Contract Administration

  • Parties and professionals in the construction process
  • Types of a contractual arrangement
    • Fixed Price Contracts
    • Cost Reimbursement Contracts
    • Target Cost Contracts
    • Management and Construction Management Contracts
    • Design and Build Contracts
    • Continuity Contracts
  • Typical Contract Documents
  • Pre-contract Cost Control
  • Tendering Procedure
  • Contract Administration

Quantity Surveying - Module 03:
Building Technology

  • Introduction
  • Building Elements
  • Building Loads
  • The Functional Requirements of a Building
    • Strength and Stability
    • Weather Resistance
    • Fire Resistance
    • Thermal Insulation
    • Sound Insulation
    • Durability
    • Appearance
    • Quality
  • Site Investigation and the type of Ground
    • The Desk Study
    • The Physical or Site Study
    • The rock
    • Soil
    • The trial pit
    • The auger
    • The core sampler
    • Site testing
    • Laboratory Testing
    • Forms of Investigation
    • The Type of Ground
    • Soil Investigations
    • Soil Testing

Quantity Surveying - Module 4:
Cost Estimation

  • What Is an Estimate?
  • The Main Types of Construction Cost Estimates
    • Detailed Estimate
    • Assembly Estimating
    • Square-Foot Estimates
    • Parametric Estimates
    • Model Estimates
    • Project Comparison Estimates
  • Conceptual Estimates
  • Preliminary Estimates and Cost Planning
  • Preparing Construction Estimates
  • Project Delivery Systems and Estimating
  • Estimates for Different Types of Contracts
  • Estimating Methods
  • Single-rate approximate estimating
    • Unit of accommodation method
    • Floor area method
    • Building volume method
  • Multiple-rate approximate estimating
    • Elemental cost plans
  • Analytical estimating
  • Operational estimating
  • Summary

Quantity Surveying - Module 5:
Elements and Factors influencing Cost Estimation

    • The Elements of a Construction Cost Estimate
      • Amount Departure
      • Work Hours
      • Work Rates
      • The Expense of Gear
      • Cost of Materials
      • Subcontractor Quotes
      • Aberrant Expenses
  • Fundamental Factors of Construction Cost
    • Productivity
    • Local Labour Demand & Supply
    • Labour Force Cost of Living
    • Global Markets
    • Local Materials
    • Building Codes
    • Construction Labor Cost Factors
    • Factors Affecting Material Cost in Construction
    • How Overhead and Profit Impact Construction Cost
  • Summary

Quantity Surveying - Module 6:
Cost Management

  • Cost Types
    • Additional Costs
  • Detailed Cost
  • Tendering Cost Estimate
  • Cost Estimate to Project Control
  • Economic Analysis of Project Cost
    • Work Breakdown Structure
    • Organisation Breakdown Structure
    • Work Packages
    • Cost Control
  • Cash flow Calculation
    • Cash Flow During the Project
    • Impact on Increasing Cost
    • Impact of Operation Efficiency

Quantity Surveying - Module 7:
Management of Material for construction

  • Types of Materials
  • Purchase of Materials and Equipment
  • Planning and Control of Materials
  • Stores and Inventory Control
  • Importance of Material Management
  • Issues Confronting Material Management
  • Quality Specification
  • Centralised versus Decentralised Purchasing
  • Issues Relating to Storage and Material Handling Optimum level of inventory
  • Receiving Inspection Record Keeping
  • Material Handling and Equipment
  • Material Management in Construction

Quantity Surveying - Module 8:
Building Pathology

  • What is Building Pathology?
  • Cracking in buildings
    • Causes of Cracks
    • Size of Cracks
    • Shapes of Cracks
  • Dampness in buildings
    • Condensation
    • Rising Damp
    • Penetrating Damp
    • Observation
    • Moisture Meter
    • Laboratory Techniques
    • Temperature and Humidity Measurement
    • Causes of Damp
    • Identifying Damp
  • Deleterious materials
  • Cladding failures

Quantity Surveying - Module 9:
Building Adaption

  • What is Adaptation
  • Adaptability Criteria
  • Reasons for Adapting Buildings
    • Available Grants
    • Timing
    • Deterioration
    • Performance
    • Change of Use
    • Legal Restraints
    • Conservation
    • Sustainability
  • The Decision to Adapt a Building
    • Durability
    • Adaptability
    • Energy Efficient
    • Weather-tightness
    • Comfortable
  • Feasibility
    • Viability
    • Practicality
    • Utility
    • Feasibility Criteria
    • Basic Design Criteria
    • Summary
  • Adaptive reuses
    • Adaptive Reuse Options
  • Lateral and vertical extensions
    • Front Extensions
    • End Extensions
    • Side Extensions
    • Rear Extensions
    • Corner Extensions
    • Loft Extensions
    • Basement Extension
    • What is Lateral Extension?
    • Criteria Used to Determine Whether a Development is an extension?
    • Advantage and Disadvantages of Extending Building
    • Forms of Lateral Extension
    • What is Vertical Extension?
  • Principles and aspects of Refurbishment
    • Common Areas
    • Main Reception Areas
    • Office Floor
    • Conference Rooms
    • Toilets
    • Kitchen and Restrooms
    • Leisure Facilities
    • What is Refurbishment?
    • The Need for Refurbishment
    • Typical Internal Refurbishment
  • Sustainable adaptation
    • Climate Change
    • Government Policy Changes
    • Significance of Sustainability
    • Importance of Sustainable Adaptation
    • Requirements for Sustainable Adaptation

Quantity Surveying - Module 10:
Report Writing

  • Introduction
  • Presentation
  • Report Writing Criteria
    • Primary Criteria
    • Secondary Criteria
  • Arrangement Information
  • Format
  • Valuations

Quantity Surveying - Module 11:
Legal Aspects

  • Introduction
  • Negligence Defined
  • Duty of Care
  • Breach of Duty
  • Damages
  • Accuracy of Estimates
  • Brief Reports
  • Parties in Tort
  • Type of Survey Required
  • Professional Negligence Relating to Surveying Buildings
    • Failure to Carry Out Instructions
    • Failure to Make Sufficient Enquiries
    • Inadequate level of Knowledge, Skill or Experience
    • Failure to Inspect Properly
  • Trespass

How is the Building Quantity Surveyor Course assessed?

To simplify the procedure of evaluation and accreditation for learners, we provide an automated assessment system. Upon completion of an online module, you will immediately be given access to a specifically crafted MCQ test. The results will be evaluated instantly, and the score displayed for your perusal. For each test, the pass mark will be set to 60%.

When all tests have been successfully passed, you will be able to order a certificate endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the Building Quantity Surveyor, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their achievement. Hardcopy of this certificate of achievement endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme can be ordered and received straight to your home by post, by paying —

  • Within the UK: £109
  • International: £109 + £10 (postal charge) = £119

CPD & IAO Accredited Certification from One Education

After successfully completing this Building Quantity Surveyor, you will qualify for the CPD & IAO accredited certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in both PDF & hardcopy format, which can be received by paying —

  • PDF Certificate: £9
  • Hardcopy Certificate (within the UK): £15
  • Hardcopy Certificate (international): £15 + £10 (postal charge) = £25

Who is this course for?

This Building Quantity Surveyor course is ideal for

  • Students
  • Recent graduates
  • Job Seekers
  • Anyone interested in quantity surveying
  • People already working in the relevant fields and want to polish their knowledge and skill.


There are no specific prerequisites to enrol in this Building Quantity Surveyor course. Anyone and everyone can take this course.

The Building Quantity Surveyor course is fully accessible from any internet-enabled smart device. So, you can study from the comfort of your home!

All you need is a passion for learning, literacy, and to be over the age of 16.

Career path

This Building Quantity Surveyor course will help you procure a job in the relevant field and will allow you to advance your career. Many job roles will be available for you to explore after completing this Building Quantity Surveyor course. This also increases your competency to be eligible for promotions at work.

Enrol now and take your career to the next step with One Education.

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