The Future for Quantity Surveyors - June 2012
Author: Paul Higgins
Date Uploaded: 02-Jul-12
A Presentation by Paul Higgins to the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
The presentation focused on the changes in technology that are likely to face the profession in the next decade and recommended 3 paths of action:
1/ Quantity Surveyors should become futurists because in a rapidly changing world the ability to bit a bit further ahead than others in the building industry would give them greater value in the overall industry.
2/ Quantity Surveyors should become spiders at the middle of a web, either in the middle of a web of suppliers and materials, or in the middle of a web of connected buildings as the "internet of things" gains pace.
3/ Quantity Surveyors should become data manipulators because the level of information generated now and in the future is growing enormously, and not just in the building industry. There will be huge demand for those that are good with numbers, data, and statistics and can provide useful information from those sources