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Appraisal of the Perception of Quantity Surveying Profession by Non-allied construction professionals in Nigeria

Journal: International Journal of Advanced engineering, Management and Science (Vol.3, No. 2)

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Page : 10-30

Keywords : Nigeria; Non-allied; Perception; Professional; Quantity Surveying.;

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Quantity Surveyors are an asset to both the building clients and other professionals within and outside the construction industry. This is because quantity surveyors are in charge of financial matters and provide cost management expertise in the industry. Not fully knowing their roles as quantity surveyors have hindered their engagement by the public, especially non-construction professional. This research work was carried out with the Aim of appraising the perception of Quantity Surveying Profession by Non-allied construction professionals in Nigeria, with a view to determining the level of awareness on the existence and roles of the quantity surveyors in Nigeria. The study employed questionnaire survey. Mean item score and percentage were used to analyze the data collected. It was discovered that 94.6% of the respondents have heard about the Profession and majority of them are aware of the profession for over 5 years. The study concluded that the awareness level of quantity profession among the non-construction professionals is high although, they are not well patronized by the public due to the cost of hiring the professionals. Also, there were low level of awareness in few of quantity surveyors' duties and roles. It is recommended that there is the need for the Professionals to work hard to improve their image so as to attract patronage.

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