We asked Derek Mynott, Managing Director of Mynott Associates; “What makes a good Quantity Surveyor?”

Derek’s reply: “Whilst all quantity surveyor’s must be excellent with numbers, the mathematics behind measuring quantities is not particularly demanding. What makes a good quantity surveyor is someone with a keen eye and an inquisitive mind to detail, a good understanding of design and construction practicalities and the confidence to challenge a design. It is these qualities that ensure bills are accurate which ultimately saves time and costs for clients further down the line.”