Ow BIM may effect the role of a quantity surveyor

Task 1 Essay [Marks i?? 50%; Maximum 1000 words]

Recent report produced by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) concerning Building Information Modelling and the role of the Quantity Surveyor is summarized as follows:-

i??Traditionally, the Quantity Surveying profession remains a manually skilled professional. However, the clamour for accuracy, reduction of wastage and effective project cost system has given credence to new methods and technologies that can effectively help modern QS achieve near accurate quantities and effective cost estimate. The most prominent of the new technologies is BIM verified by the U.K governmenti??.

Discuss this statement bringing out the changing roles of the Quantity Surveyor together with an evaluation of how BIM is likely to alter the roles and responsibilities of a Quantity Surveyor in the UK. 50 Marks

Assessment Criteria
a. Presentation (Layout, grammar, professionalism etc.) [5%]
b. Discussion, analysis & development of arguments [20%]
c. Evaluation & judgment shown in conclusions [15%]
d. Range & depth of reading and research (appropriate number of referencing and in
accordance with the Harvard system. [10%]