Bill of Quantities – The Rise of the Quantity Surveyor

It is believed that the Bill of Quantities (BOQ), while in its formal form dates back to the 19th century, originated in Egyptian times with the construction of the pyramids. A BOQ is a central piece of documentation used in the construction industry, containing an itemised list of quantities of material and labour, descriptions and cost for construction. The document has multiple purposes, but first and foremost enables all tendering contractors to price the same information, allowing for fair competition on the same cost basis.

BOQ is synonymous with the Quantity Surveying (QS) profession. In addition to providing a base for tendering, the document serves as a construction cost estimating tool by analysing the construction trade by trade, providing support for material orders, risk identification, and allowing for reliable projection of the project budget.

When a BOQ is generated by an experienced construction cost expert (a QS), the client is provided with an expert perspective, providing transparency and a clear course of action in the totality of the project life cycle. An experienced and qualified Quantity Surveyor like us will provide the highest quality work, using their expertise and experience to keep your best interest at heart.

Your Eastern Suburbs Quantity Surveyor

Archi-QS is an award-winning Quantity Surveyor firm situated in the eastern suburbs of Sydney, however, we continually have projects ranging from the central coast of NSW, to Wollongong, through to the Blue Mountains. Should you require the services of any type of construction cost estimating, whether it be a detailed BOQ for tender, or a council cost report for development application purposes, then leverage our experience in your favour today.