Definition of quantity surveyor in English:

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quantity surveyor

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A person who calculates the amount of materials needed for building work, and how much they will cost.
Example sentences
  • A quantity surveyor had estimated building costs at £718,000.
  • The quantity surveyor contributed a huge amount on this project and the cost management was intense because of the limited budget.
  • Mr Lord said: ‘The owners have employed a quantity surveyor to estimate the cost of repairs that are currently required at The Durdans.’

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