In this course, you will explore the role of the cost manager, develop your core knowledge and technical expertise in the six principle areas of Quantity Surveying/Cost Management.
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A Cost Manager, also referred to as a Quantity Surveyor, is an integral part of a construction team. In this dynamic and multifaceted role, Cost Managers are involved all aspects of construction. Beginning with the capital expenditure phase of a building or facility, which includes the feasibility, design and construction phases, and can also be involved with the extension, refurbishment, maintenance and demolition of a facility.
The construction industry is global and extends across all real estate and infrastructure markets. Cost Managers work in all sectors of the construction industry worldwide. In real estate, this covers residential, commercial, industrial, leisure, agricultural and retail facilities. In infrastructure, it covers roads, railways, water ways, airports, seaports, coastal defences, power generation and utilities. Cost Managers may also work in process engineering, such as chemical engineering plants or oil rigs.
Cost Managers must understand all aspects of construction over the whole life of a building or facility. They use this knowledge to manage cost effectively, equating quality and value with individual client needs.
Cost Manager work varied roles such as a consultant in private practice, for a developer or in the development arm of a major organization (e.g. retailer, manufacturer, utility company or airport), for a public-sector body or for a loss adjuster. On the contracting side, you could be working for a major national or international contractor, a local or regional general contractor, for a specialist contractor or sub-contractor, or for a management style contractor.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
Construction technology and environmental services for domestic and more complex buildings
Construction Manager, Civil Engineers, Cost Managers, Cost Engineers, Building technicians, Estimators, Quantity Surveyors, Property Valuers, with a minimum of 3 years' professional experience.
Gain the skills you need to manage the costs effectivity to deliver quality and value to your clients.
The course will cover the core knowledge and help you develop technical expertise in the six principle areas of Cost Management:
Each module includes assessment questions to test the knowledge gained and there will be an overall exam at the completion of the course. Your learning will be supported through discussion
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Angela has a Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying and a Master of Science degree in Building specializing in Property Development and Management. She is also a LEED qualified professional in the Operations and Maintenance specialty (LEED AP O+M).
Angela has over 16 years' experience in the construction and development industry spanning South Africa, the UK and Canada. She is a Fellow with the RICS and a professional member of the CIQS and sits on the BC Chapter Boards of both (current President of CIQS-BC). Angela's experience is diverse having worked as both as a cost manager, a management consultant and a loan monitor. In addition to working for a Global Cost Consultancy, Angela also teaches part-time at BCIT and for Passive House Canada. Angela is a qualified and active RICS Assessor, and acts as a supervisor/counsellor to RICS candidates.