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Quantity surveyors jargon

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Quantity surveyors jargon

  1. 1. QUANTITY SURVEYORS JARGON AND LANGUAGE ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT
  2. 2. AIM • TO GIVE A SMALL IDEA ON THE LANGUAGE AND THE JARGON WHICH IS USED BY QUANTITY SURVEYORS
  3. 3. OBJECTIVES • What is Technical Language • Why the Language Important for Quantity Surveyors • Target Audience • Special Terms for Quantity Surveying • QS Glossaries • Abbreviations
  4. 4. WHAT IS TECHNICAL LANGUAGE The main trait that distinguishes jargon from the rest of a language is special vocabulary—including some words specific to it and, often, narrower senses of words that out groups would tend to take in a broader sense. Jargon is thus "the technical terminology or characteristic idiom of a special activity or group’’
  5. 5. WHY THE LANGUAGE IMPORTANT FOR QUANTITY SURVEYORS • Key parties • Contact with all other parties • To become specialist in the subject
  6. 6. TARGET AUDIENCE • THE SURVEYOR • THE ARCHITECT • THE ENGINEERS • THE BUILDER • THE PROJECT MANAGER
  7. 7. • In order to face this audience, there are standard words/phrase which simplify of various complexity meanings which are nice to have by students. It can be discussed under: • Definitions • Terminology • Glossary • References TARGET AUDIENCE
  8. 8. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  9. 9. • Consultant • A person who provides expert advice professionally. • Client • A person or organization using the services of a lawyer or other professional person or company. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  10. 10. • Contractor • A person or firm that undertakes a contract to provide materials or labor to perform a service or do a job. • Supplier • Supplier is a person or entity that is the source for goods or services. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  11. 11. • Employee • Employee is a person working for another person or a business firm for pay. • Tender • A tender is an offer to do or perform and act which the party offering , is bound to perform to the party to whom the occur is made Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  12. 12. • Reference • The use of a source of a information in order to ascertain something. • Scaffolding • A temporary structure on the out side of a building made of wooden planks & metal poles , used by work men while building , repairing or cleaning the building. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  13. 13. • Preliminary • Done in preparation for something fuller or more important. • Feasibility Study • An assessment of the practicality of a proposed plan or method. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  14. 14. • Procurement • The action of obtaining or procuring something. • Estimate • An approximate calculation or judgement of the value , number , quantity or extent of something. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  15. 15. • Claim • State or assert that something is the case , typically without providing evidence or proof. • Interim Payment • A payment made while waiting for other payments or the size of other payments , to be decided. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  16. 16. • Elevation • The action or fact of raising or being raised to a higher or more important level , state or position. • Section • Any of the more or less distinct parts in to which something is or may be devided or from which it is made up. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  17. 17. • Taker Off • A person who or thing which removes something specially one employed or designed to do so. • Tender Drawings • These are the drawings given to the bidders at the tender time to price the blank Bill Of Quantity. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  18. 18. • Shop Drawing • Shop Drawing is a drawing which gives assistance to the people who are doing the actual work at site. • Schematic Drawings • A drawing showing all significant components , parts or tasks of a circuit , device or project by means of standards of symbol. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  19. 19. • As- sold Estimate • The estimate which matches the agreed items & price for the project score. • Escalation • Changes in the cost or price of specific goods or services in a given economy over a period. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  20. 20. • Foreman • The worker or tradesman who is in charge of a construction crew. • Sub Contractor • An individual or in many cases a business that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of anothers contract. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  21. 21. • Unit Cost • The cost for one measured unit of completed work activity. • Specification • An explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material , product or service. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  22. 22. • Bill Of Quantities • A document used in tendering in the construction industry in which materials , parts & labor are itemized. Words & TERMS Specific Only For the Quantity Surveying Science
  23. 23. CONCLUSION
  24. 24. Q AND A

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