You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a quantity surveyor. Quantity surveyors estimate and manage the cost of construction throughout a project. Their responsibilities begin at the planning stage and continue through the construction period. They interpret architectural or engineering drawings and specifications to calculate project costs.
During the building stage, they monitor expenses and check on changes in the design of the project to see whether costs will be affected. They also provide monthly cash-flow forecasts to their client and may organise the amount and timing of payments to contractors.
Quantity surveyors work in partnership with architects, engineers, builders, contractors, suppliers and project owners.