Tendering in Construction

Introduction In this entry, we will cover tendering and the different stages in tendering. I will try to be as comprehensive as possible to cover the routes, the forms, and tender instructions. I will be breaking this entry into 2–3 parts, as it is somewhat complicated and a lot to take in.Part 1 will cover…

The Study Checklist Resource Guide

The Study Checklist Resource Guide Following a request from one of my readers on Twitter I’ve put a resource list together to help you with your studies.The RICS Black Book RICS Bookshop [Free] This is the go-to reference that all QS should use while on their journey through their APC. However, some of the guidance…

RIBA Plan of Work and Procurement Routes explained (part 2) – Partnering PPP and PFI

Introduction Continuing from my last post on procurement I am going to be covering partnering and then lead into Public Private Partnerships (and Private Finance Initiative). Partnering Partnering isn’t really a procurement route but an agreement that sits on top of the procurement route to allow for collaboration. The RICS Guidance Note states that partnering…

RIBA Plan of Work and Procurement Routes explained (part 1)

Introduction In this entry, I will be covering both the RIBA plan of work and finish off with the procurement routes. The reason why I am covering the RIBA Plan work is to give you a better understanding of the sequence of a building project. This will help you better understand the procurement routes. The…

RICS Study Checklist for Quantity Surveying APC

In this entry, I will cover the topics that all Quantity Surveyors should know and be experienced in. This guide will help you get started to formulate your study routine, checklist and questions for your RICS APC. At the end of the APC journey, a Quantity Surveyor must be able to have the knowledge and…

The RICS APC Quantity Surveying Competencies That You Need to Know

This entry is all about the RICS Quantity Surveyor pathway competencies that you need to cover. I will also discuss as to which optional competencies I have chosen for my route. The competencies The competencies that we will need to meet is based on the RICS Quantity surveying & construction pathway guide. As a Quantity…

What to Write in Your APC Diary for Your Log Book

Following my recent post on the requirements for the APC I had investigated further on the requirements of the diary and clarified what needs to be done. The diary logs for the structured training route must be simple and brief not over complicated as I previously suggested. It just needs to cover what you did…

The Requirements of The RICS APC for Quantity Surveying

Introduction As part of the APC, we need to do a lot of work on our own. While browsing through the enrolment guide and APC guide I realised that it is not just a simple walk in the park. The APC consists of a period of structured training followed by a final assessment (case study, presentation and…

MRICS Membership Routes for Quantity Surveying

Today’s post I am going to talk about getting on the path to becoming a member of the RICS (‘MRICS’). Why get the MRICS status? The RICS website describes the MRICS as the highest industry standards.Even though its value is quite high, personally I rather have the MRICS status to enable me to work around…

Server is Up and Running for Not Your Average Quantity Surveyor

Hi, guys, this is my first post on my one-year-long intensive journey on getting my RICS chartership in Quantity Surveying and Construction. I am Quantity Surveyor in civils and not built environment. However, I have done some taking off and some other consultation works for buildings and offices. I am currently using wordpress hosted on my…