Groundwork and Foundations
Before taking off any dimensions the quantity surveyor normally makes a careful study of all the drawings relating to the project to obtain the overall picture and become familiar with the main details, at the same time checking to ensure that all the drawings are complete and, at there are adequate specification particulars, to enable the measurement to proceed unhindered by inadequate information. The next step is usually a visit to the site to obtain details and measurements of any work required on the site, often termed siteworks. These works include breaking up paving, taking down boundary walls and fences, and possibly demolishing existing buildings, felling trees, grubbing up hedges, and similar work.
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