In the construction industry, the services rendered by quantity surveyors, are often seen to be a luxury component, only to be utilized in respect of large developments in the commercial sector. It is however of substantial benefit for
the private homeowner and for smaller scale commercial developers to consider employing the services of a quantity surveyor to assist and on a
continuous basis evaluate and assess the building process. The debate pertaining to the necessity and the level of skill required when approaching any construction project, be it on a small or a large scale, will be discussed throughout the dissertation and supporting factors substantiating the benefits the services of a quantity surveyor offers, will be thoroughly assessed and evaluated.
Thesis (BSc. (Hons)(Quantity Surveying))--University of Pretoria, 2009.