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New Aspects of Quantity Surveying Practice Third Version by Duncan Cartlidge


 

Preface to Third Version

Quantity surveying stays a various career with practitioners transferring into new areas, some of that are outlined in Chapter 7. The Preface to the Second Version of New Aspects of Quantity Practice referred to the rising curiosity from each the career and the development trade in sustainability and inexperienced points.

Throughout the previous 5 years, because the earlier version, sustainability has risen to world prominence and the development trade, worldwide, has been recognized as primary within the league desk of polluters and customers of diminishing pure assets.

It’s unsurprising subsequently that sustainability has risen to prominence within the trade with many undergraduate and postgraduate programmes now together with devoted modules on sustainable growth, and shoppers, professionals, builders and contractors looking for to determine their inexperienced credentials.

Ethics, each private and enterprise, {and professional} requirements have additionally risen to prominence. By no means earlier than has the behaviour of politicians, public figures and professionals been below such shut scrutiny; the age of transparency and accountability might actually be mentioned to have arrived.


Though ethics has a protracted historical past of analysis and literature in areas comparable to medication, the quantity of steering accessible for surveyors has been virtually non-existent till just lately and even now can’t be described as complete. One factor that has been a standard theme all through the writing of the three editions of this e book is that amount surveyors really feel unloved not least by their skilled establishment, the RICS.

In 2010 amount surveyors, not for the primary time, threatened to go away the RICS in response to the introduction of AssocRICS, a brand new grade of membership that, it was believed, would lead to a reducing of entry requirements to the establishment.

Layered on high of the above is what has been described because the deepest recession because the 1920s, with all of the challenges that this introduced. As this e book goes to press, it’s nonetheless unsure what number of massive public sector tasks can be axed because the aftermath of the credit score crunch lingers on and continues to affect upon the development trade’s order books.

However, regardless of world recessions and new areas of focus for observe, the amount surveyor continues to prosper, with curiosity within the career by no means greater. Subsequently, elevate a glass to the amount surveyor, by any definition a real survivor.

 

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