Quantity Surveyor Case Study

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Holmes and Joyce (1993) defined the competency as an action, behaviour, outcome or an ability to possess and demonstrate skills and knowledge to new situation in the works. Meyer and Semark (1996) also agreed that competency is the demonstration of knowledge, skill, personal attributes and also value orientation throughout the works (as citied by Nkado & Meyer, 2001). Meanwhile, Stewart and Hamlin (1992) stated that competency means something which a person who works in his or her occupational area is capable to do so. Wao and Flood (2016) opined that competence is a deed, achievement, or behaviour that a person able to demonstrate his or her knowledge and skills to a new situation either inside or outside an area of expertise. Said et al.…show more content…
A Quantity Surveyor must be competent enough in providing his or her services to get satisfying result at the end. As citied by Nkado (2000a), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) (1971) and as citied by Male (1990) emphasized that competencies of Quantity Surveyor are associated with measurement and valuation which consisting of basis proper cost management such as forecasting, analysing, planning, controlling and accounting. While Leveson (1996) believed that competency of Quantity Surveyor lies in the financial and contractual control of the building project and they need to focus on developing skills in human relations (as citied by Nkado,…show more content…
Nkado (2000a) mention the competencies needed by Quantity Surveyors are the ability to satisfy both differing and changing of client needs and growing their services in the market depending on the knowledge base of profession. Thus, to produce a better result, Quantity Surveyors must prepare with their unique skills and expertise. An understanding, knowledges and skills need to be polished all the times so that the decision and action can fulfil the expectation from the clients and

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