Susan became a quantity surveyor quite by accident when she applied for a job as a junior quantity surveyor with Hanscomb. 31 years later she is the Executive Vice President with the same company that once gave her a chance. She strongly recommends quantity surveying as a career because the opportunities are endless and it offers work that is interesting and that will challenge you on a daily basis.
Roy has been involved with the development of many mining projects. A project, which stands out above the rest, is the Oyu Tolgoi Copper project in Mongolia. The size, complexity and challenge located in one of the most remote regions of the world made it unique project. It was more than simply a complex mining project. [Read more]
Edward Traore, PQS(F)
President & CEO
TDI Global Services Syngergy Ltd
27 years in the profession
Edward has incorporated everything he learned working as a quantity surveyor into his management style as the President & CEO of a thriving consulting company in the energy and construction sectors. He see the professional QS as not just assessing the cost of a project but how to incorporate strategic methods of value creation for every client.
Alan believes that an important skill of a quantity surveyor is the ability to visualize how a building or structure will look when built. Building a mental image of the completed project while reading printed drawings, sketches, CAD drawings or BIM files is a helpful tool when preparing estimates.