Topographical Surveys – A short guide on getting your head around procuring a topographical survey

In the recent months to this post I have been working at Icelabz, a surveying company, providing commercial assistance in all areas of the business. Throughout conversation with clients I’ve noticed a few things that needs to be addressed when procuring a topographical survey for a project. The different terminology, understanding and standard between the…

A Comparison between NEC 3 and JCT

Some of you might be asked the differences between the NEC3 and the JCT at the interview. I was going to publish (probably still will publish my version) an entry on the differences between the NEC 3 and the JCT contract. However, during my research, I found a brief comparison from the NEC3 website. Instead…

Model 1; Rights and Obligation

Contract Model 1; Rights and Obligation Just to gear you up for the next few entries I will lay some basic Models to help you comprehend the information in a much structure way. The first model will be rights and obligations in the contract. This is a very basic model to “think about” when reading…

Online Webinar on How to Build up/Calculate Construction Rates

Have you ever wondered how you calculate rates for measured works or how good planners prepare their programmes? In this online webinar I am going to show you how to build up rates from first principles and workout their output rate. This is ideal for quantity surveyors, planners, and contractors who want to understand how to properly…

Quick & Short Guide on APC Diary and APC Log Books for the RICS

In this entry, I will be covering the APC Log book and the APC Diary. This is due to some emails I have received from the readers of this blog. Hopefully, this will answer a few questions regarding the APC diary and Log book. What is the difference between the APC Log book and the…

Job interviews? Screw that! why don’t you interview them?

Job interviews? Screw that! why don’t you interview them? In this entry, I will discuss why I think it is necessary to interview companies rather than being interviewed. I will provide my thoughts and experience on interviews and what I think you should look out for. Since my last post on greed in construction, I…

Greed in the Construction Industry

Greed in the Construction Industry In this entry, I am going to talk about greed in the construction industry from a business and individual’s point of view. It is something that I think a lot of people have not thought about. It is an issue that the industry needs to address. Since January/February this year…

Looking for Guests to interview for Podcast

I am looking for experts, or experienced construction professionals to interview to share their insights and knowledge about the construction industry. If you are interested, read on. There are a lot of very bright and experienced quantity surveyors, engineers, and project managers out there that want to make a difference and teach the younger generation…

Online Courses for Quantity Surveying & Construction

If you have not noticed, I have slowly been releasing online courses on the website. You can signup to get access to the course and you need to be registered to be able to go through the quizzes. These courses are 99% video, this means that you can watch it on the go, download them…