The current ever-changing environment of the construction industry demands Quantity Surveyors to update their knowledge and skills to cope with the changes. In order to provide insights for Quantity Surveyors to be able to manage a construction project productively and increase their ability in accordance with the current demand of the construction industry, this research conduct a questionnaire survey and interviews. As a result, the most critical challenges for Quantity Surveyors are a) Adopting new technologies such as BIM for their current practice, and b) Increasing their knowledge regarding sustainable attributes for a construction project. This research also disclosed that the expected emerging roles for Quantity Surveyors are a) Sustainable Advisory ability, and b) BIM ability for cost management. The research findings are expected to advise the current Quantity Surveyor and Quantity Surveying companies to prepare future competencies in accordance with the global trend.
CHALLENGES IN IMPROVING QUANTITY SURVEYOR’S COMPETENCY