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CPD Seminars

Quantification and costing of construction works

An introduction to swift and accurate quantity take-off used in both pre and post contract stages of construction projects including pricing of estimates, cost plans, pricing documents and variations.

Tue 9 Oct 2018
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
RICS, Office B303, The Design House, Sufouh Gardens, Dubai, UAE
1.5 hours formal CPD


A session including aspects related to the measurement and definition of construction works, the various methods of quantifying and pricing construction works used during the pre and post contract stages of projects. In addition, the webinar will touch upon the various standard methods of measurement utilized within the GCC region, as well as the production of estimates / cost plans / pricing documents / variations etc. The session will include aspects relating to traditional 2D measurement, as well as 5D BIM (Building Information Modelling) techniques and workflows.

Learning outcomes

  • Work smarter, not harder
  • Standard Methods of Measurement (GCC-specific)
  • 2D and 3D BIM quantity take-off
  • Production of cost reports / estimates / cost plans
  • Pricing approaches / strategies

Meet the speaker

Nicky Dobreanu works as a senior managing quantity surveyor for C-Quest, a full-spectrum cost, contract specialist and quantity surveying consultancy owned by KEO International Consultants. Nicky has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering, a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Management and is studying towards an LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration. He is a chartered quantity surveyor (MRICS), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB), and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). Nicky is also one of the few RICS Certified BIM Managers and one of the many PMI Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP-PMI).

During his career, he assisted practices, universities and NGOs in the adoption of electronic estimating systems and electronic tendering platforms. Currently based in Dubai, Nicky is working on a number of public and private projects spread across the GCC.


  • 18:00 - 18:30    Coffee, networking & registration
  • 18:30 - 19:30    Presentation
  • 19:30 - 20:00    Q&A

Please note

  • Do not send payment via bank transfer as this form of payment is no longer accepted for CPD events.
  • We are unable to reserve a place at this event unless payment is made.
  • The presentation will start promptly at 18:30. If you have not checked in by this time (18:30), you will not be able to claim your 1.5 CPD hours.
  • Just a gentle reminder that your recorded CPD hours are monitored by our Regulation team and you are unable to claim Formal CPD hours if you did not attend the event.