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Quantity Surveying in the Americas with APC Submission Courses

With construction spend exceeding $1.5 trillion in the Americas, the need for chartered quantity surveyors is more significant than ever. Across key developing markets, having the skills to meet this global demand is essential.

Course Duration:
180 days
Mon 7 Jan 2019 - Fri 7 Jun 2019
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
154.5 hours formal CPD

Note: The start date is subject to change depending on number of attendees for this course and at the discretion of RICS.


Course information

A quantity surveyor is concerned with the costs and financial management of the building life-cycle. The occupations of quantity surveying and cost consulting continue to grow in popularity and importance across the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.  Professionals possessing these skill sets are uniquely prepared to contribute to the transformational construction projects that are shaping the urban environments that we live in.

In this course, we will cover both pre and post contract processes, the commercial management of construction and concepts on various procurement options, the production of tender documents, the contractor's tendering procedure and strategy and the detailed process undertaken by the contractor to price tender documents. Explore construction technology, contract procedures and construction economics, looking at commercial and domestic measurement, as well as project estimating and management to an advanced level.

Course Benefits

The aim of the course is to provide technical training around the key principles of tendering, estimating and pricing and provide you with knowledge of construction contracts and their financial provisions.  This course is aligned with the competencies required for the QS pathway and includes courses to prepare you for your APC submission.

Who is this course for?

  • Quantity Surveying BSc/MSc graduates and Assistant/Graduate Quantity Surveyors looking to put theory into practice and gain a day to day understanding of the profession
  • APC and Assoc. candidates looking to consolidate their practical skills and knowledge required to be a competent qualified quantity surveying professional
  • Cost engineer, Building technicians, Quantity Surveyors, Property Valuers and Civil Engineers with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience

Course Benefits

The aim of the course is to provide technical training around the key principles of tendering, estimating and pricing and provide you with knowledge of construction contracts and their financial provisions.

Learning outcomes

  • Evaluate forms of construction for various property types
  • Assess the practices and procedures of international quantity surveying
  • Compare and contrast procurement strategies
  • Identify the contractual requirements and procedures relevant to construction finances
  • Evaluate the factors which affect the cost of a building
  • Evaluate the sources of cost data relating to construction
  • Assess cost planning methods to control the financial aspect of a project
  • Illustrate the quantification and costing of construction work
  • Assess contract practices and administration processes
  • Evaluate and forecast costs during the construction of a project
  • Manage various aspects of a project including change procedures and accounts
  • Prepare and practice for all submission requirements for your APC

Course content

This course is made of up of 8 modules delivered across a 5 month period. The technical units covered within this course are listed below:

Module 1: Introduction to the Quantity Surveying in Practice course

Module 2: Construction technology and environmental services for domestic and more complex buildings

Module 3: Procurement and tendering

Module 4: Design economics, cost planning and commercial management of construction

Module 5: Quantification and costing of construction works

Module 6: Construction law and standard forms of contract

Module 7: Project financial control and reporting

Module 8: Course revision and consolidation

For more information on the topics covered within each unit, please download the course guide below.

Detailed course guide


  • RICS professionals $1294
  • Non-RICS professionals $1534
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Learning resources


Within each module will be dedicated e-learning sessions. Within these courses delegates will gain an understanding around the practical techniques and international standards required within the construction and quantity surveying pathway.

Reading material

Learners will further study and understanding of the methodologies with the directed reading material. Sourced from textbooks and articles, these readings support development throughout the course program.

Case study

Technical case studies provide examples of practice, within these case studies participants will practice the theory taught within the module. Responses will be shared within the online forums.

Discussion forum

Questions, comments, case studies will be posted to the forum (one module) with the objective of allowing the participants to reflect on the e-learning and also to discuss their own experiences under each module heading around QS practice.

End of module quiz

At the end of each module is a short quiz, to check understanding of the content and to help track progress.

Live web classes

On completion of all the technical modules, participants will be required to attend one 1.5 hour live online web class. The structure of this session is to provide a detail overview of the practices and principles of QS. Provide participants with an open live forum to discuss their own interpretations and understanding of the learning outcomes of the course.


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