Construction sectors and roles for chartered quantity surveyors (ARCHIVED)

This information paper summarises what is meant by the construction sectors before going on to review the various roles for the chartered quantity surveyor within the UK construction industry.

This is part of the RICS QS and construction standards (the 'Black Book').

Please be aware that this guidance note contains some material which is in the process of being updated for revisions to the CDM Regulations, RIBA Plan of Work, and updates to the JCT, NEC and FIDIC suites. Members are made aware of these impending revisions in order that they first check the most up to date position before electing to act in accordance with this guidance document.

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