quantity surveyor


quantity surveyor
noun
: one that estimates or measures building quantities

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quantity surveyor noun
A person who estimates quantities required, obtains materials, evaluates work done, etc for construction work
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Main Entry:quantity

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quantity surveyor UK US noun [countable] [singular quantity surveyor plural quantity surveyors] british
someone whose job is to calculate how much a building, road, or other structure will cost, taking into account the quantities of bricks, wood, and other materials that will be needed
Thesaurus: builders and people who work in the building tradehyponym

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quantity surveyor,
a surveyor who estimates or determines the quantities of work and materials needed for a job: »

The plans of the buildings…will be now submitted to the quantity surveyor (London Daily News).

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noun, pl ⋯ -ors [count]
Brit : someone whose job is to estimate the amount and cost of materials needed for building something and how long it will take to build

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ˈquantity surveyor [quantity surveyor] noun (BrE)
a person whose job is to calculate the quantity of materials needed for building sth, how much it will cost and how long it will take

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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