We like BIM. BIM, (Building Information Modelling) is quite simply the future of the industry, and is a revolution for a large part of the more traditional role of the Quantity Surveyor. Varsity has made a significant investment to run the most cutting edge BIM-integrated estimating software (in our opinion); CostX by Exactal. This software allows us to work quickly and accurately - in turn allowing us to keep fees competitive and focus our time on pricing, procurement, and cost management. Of course, we'll still happily work from 2D drawings, but BIM projects are officially welcome!
"What does a Quantity Surveyor actually do?" is a question we are asked fairly frequently. Considering it's a job that's been around since 1666, not many people seem to know! So we've put this together to help to explain... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_HEoF4-xrE