Research Journal of The University of Zagreb, Faculty of Civil Engineering

Organization, Technology & Management in Construction: An International Journal
ISSN 1847-5450 print / ISSN 1847-6228 online
udc 62:658(05)

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5.Aje, Isaac Olaniyi; Adedokun, Olufisayo Adewumi; Ibironke, Olajide Timothy:

Analysis of Projects undertaken by Quantity Surveyors in Lagos State, Nigeria


Increasing cost of construction works coupled with insistent collapse of buildings stimulated the investigation of the skills required of the Quantity Surveyors cum their competencies. Due diligence study on the nature of construction projects undertaken were carried out and fifty-eight (58) senior/ associate partners, working in quantity surveying (Qs) firms completed the questionnaires out of Seventy four (74) quantity surveying consultancy firms. Percentile and mean were used for the analysis of data. The study revealed that majority of quantity surveying firms, despite their long years of existence with highly experienced staff members; limit their area of operations to building works, be it low or high rise, thereby leaving out substantial part of their work in both civil and industrial engineering works to be undertaking by others. The study concludes that the management of quantity surveying firms should also delve into civil and industrial engineering works more than before in order to ensure cost effectiveness of these projects.

Keywords: Competencies, Construction, Cost, Projects, Professional, Skills, Quantity Surveyors