Quantity surveyors are the cost managers of construction.


They are initially involved with the capital expenditure phase of a building or facility, which involves the feasibility, design and construction phases.

But quantity surveyors 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. Quantity surveyors work in all sectors of the construction industry worldwide.

Important note

You must use this guide in conjunction with the core APC documentation which consists of

  • APC requirements and competencies guide
  • APC Candidate guide
  • APC Counsellor guide

The Associate pathway guide and submission template is available for download on the right hand side. Please use this guide in conjunction with the RICS Associate Candidate Guide.

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