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Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Dayg88(m): 10:21am On Mar 03, 2017
I am a practicing quantity surveyor and i can confirm that it is a good profession. What matters most is the ability to make money for and save money for your client. Just be diligent at it, and be honest you'll enjoy the profession.
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by iykebest1(m): 10:27am On Mar 03, 2017
kennygee:
It is and its even better if you are registers with the Quantity Surveyors registration board and a member of The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
are u one?
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by karlswizzy(m): 10:30am On Mar 03, 2017
chapwiz:
Hello my dear Quantity Surveyor profession are very lucrative in dis country. I am graduate Quantity Surveyor working in an oil and gas company along side other Quantity Surveyors both those from Italy, Philippine, and India we are highly respected here we don't ve Architect here we only ve Civil engrs any Surveyors. So jst try and learn u will enjoy d profession.

wow..I have always wanted to know the relevance of quantity surveyors in oil and gas firms.please kindly explain
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Rasputinoid(m): 10:38am On Mar 03, 2017
dopedan:
I'm am a student of quantity surveying technology. I just wanted to know if quantity surveying is a good occupation in Nigeria because we are not given much credit in d construction industry it all goes to the architects builders and civil engineers. please graduates of quantity surveying what's your say on this and does it pay well.

it's an awesome career, that is if you read your book and know what it's about o. Its a job that deals in practical applications, if you don't know what it's about, you can't get certified, and without certification you are no where.


Open your books
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Rasputinoid(m): 10:43am On Mar 03, 2017
karlswizzy:


wow..I have always wanted to know the relevance of quantity surveyors in oil and gas firms.please kindly explain


quantity surveying 101
knowing the quantity of materials needed in construction. be it a building site, road construction, pipeline laying, rig construction.
basically anywhere that a quotation for materials needed for construction is needed.

like I said before, open your books.

Governor El-Rufai is a Quantity Surveyor. A certified one at that, but he didn't get there by sorting, he knows his onions
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by That3: 10:47am On Mar 03, 2017
matrix4:
My candid advice to you is to be serious with your studies. Ensure you get to know the technicalities of the profession (Measurement, Building Up Rates, Valuation, Final Account et al). Equally, commence your registration process with NIQS early enough at the completion of your schooling. The sky is your limit.... Cheers!
Please how can i commence my registration with the NIQS early. I am currently in 300 level in a Federal University of Technology(5 years duration). What are the procedures, payments etc Thanks
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by briliantsak(m): 10:47am On Mar 03, 2017
Hmmm... You are on the right path my friend.

I studied Qsv in FUTA ,whilst in 200l av bn working with Pple and making money. One thing I learnt is that Sabificate is different from certificate, ensure u know the rudiments of the profession and be versatile... Don't base ur methodology on passing exams only as that doesn't count much outside here (I graduated with a first Class hons and as the BGS, but few people cares about my grade... all they care about is what I can offer). I'm currently serving in a polytechnic whilst still practicing...I v neva regretted this profession for once bcoz I av passion for it. Thou I'm still a learner too

In conclusion, be under the tutelage of a senior Qs...Be inquisitive and innovative. B passionate about ur discipline...

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Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by That3: 10:51am On Mar 03, 2017
Rasputinoid:


it's an awesome career, that is if you read your book and know what it's about o. Its a job that deals in practical applications, if you don't know what it's about, you can't get certified, and without certification you are no where.


Open your books
My problem as a student is the measurement itself. Which i believed is the core of the Quantity Surveying profession. I am good at everything else but my measurement sucks, tho i have never fail but the grades i get isn't encouraging. Never gotten a B or A in measurement. Do you still think i can make it in the field?
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Rasputinoid(m): 11:25am On Mar 03, 2017
That3:
My problem as a student is the measurement itself. Which i believed is the core of the Quantity Surveying profession. I am good at everything else but my measurement sucks, tho i have never fail but the grades i get isn't encouraging. Never gotten a B or A in measurement. Do you still think i can make it in the field?


I don't understand what you mean by measurement is a problem? and please it's not about getting an A or a B. it's about knowing the practical applications. plus you need mentorship. Wherever you are in Nigeria, go to the Federal Secretariat in your state capital and visit the ministry of works and housing. Ask around for a certified quantity surveyor or even sef the office of the surveyor general of your state (why I suggested your state is because bad as e bad, you will have a village person working there, to be able to break all the "Oga no dey wahala" that our civil service is clogged up in)

Mentoring doesn't mean the person would pay you o? get that out of your head. He will use you yes, but you are using him to gain practical knowledge fast.

Google the association of Certified Quantity Surveyors to know who is the President in your State's chapter.
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Nobody: 12:56pm On Mar 03, 2017
iykebest1:
are u one?

I work with the NIQS
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by briliantsak(m): 1:09pm On Mar 03, 2017
kennygee:

I work with the NIQS

Which chapter?
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by ayotoyin(f): 1:14pm On Mar 03, 2017
I am a member of the Lagos chapter, you can visit the chapter secretariat at 3 Clegg lane, Ojuelegba side or visit the website for more details about other chapters addresses and locate the one nearer to your base or School.
preciousmaro:

Pls how can I register with NIQS as a student
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by lostnegro: 1:16pm On Mar 03, 2017
chapwiz:
Hello my dear Quantity Surveyor profession are very lucrative in dis country. I am graduate Quantity Surveyor working in an oil and gas company along side other Quantity Surveyors both those from Italy, Philippine, and India we are highly respected here we don't ve Architect here we only ve Civil engrs any Surveyors. So jst try and learn u will enjoy d profession.
what exactly do you measure in the oil industry and what softwares do you use?
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by benjanny(m): 1:37pm On Mar 03, 2017
Great Quantifier Great
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by iykebest1(m): 1:59pm On Mar 03, 2017
kennygee:

I work with the NIQS
Ok. best wishes
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Nobody: 2:48pm On Mar 03, 2017
briliantsak:



Which chapter?

Abuja
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by briliantsak(m): 2:55pm On Mar 03, 2017
kennygee:

Abuja
Aiit... can I PM you?
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Nobody: 3:20pm On Mar 03, 2017
briliantsak:


Aiit... can I PM you?

Yeah you can.
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by ChikezieU(m): 4:05pm On Mar 03, 2017
That3:
My problem as a student is the measurement itself. Which i believed is the core of the Quantity Surveying profession. I am good at everything else but my measurement sucks, tho i have never fail but the grades i get isn't encouraging. Never gotten a B or A in measurement. Do you still think i can make it in the field?
. the grades you obtain doesn't matter. know what is it you want to measure and you will know how to maesure it once you apply Q.S principles
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by karlswizzy(m): 5:22pm On Mar 03, 2017
Rasputinoid:



quantity surveying 101
knowing the quantity of materials needed in construction. be it a building site, road construction, pipeline laying, rig construction.
basically anywhere that a quotation for materials needed for construction is needed.

like I said before, open your books.

Governor El-Rufai is a Quantity Surveyor. A certified one at that, but he didn't get there by sorting, he knows his onions

I know all about heavy engineering.our lecturers hardly talk about the oil and gas aspect but I want to know more.I can't afford to order books online.
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by chapwiz(m): 5:44pm On Mar 03, 2017
Hello, to those that ask a question on what we QS do in oil & gas, eg @ lostnegro & co. Well u must understand dat QS job is all abt preparing of BOQ only I can tell dat since I was privilege to be working with oil & gas company ass a QS we ve not prepare any BOQ but we prepare other working document like Jobcard, boff these documents are not like BOQ. Anyway I don't want boring with info u don't need now. D baseline is QS work oil & gas we are also working other QS from Europe. For more info & advice u can send me mail via chapwiz@gmail.com
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Rasputinoid(m): 7:03pm On Mar 04, 2017
karlswizzy:


I know all about heavy engineering.our lecturers hardly talk about the oil and gas aspect but I want to know more.I can't afford to order books online.


Fact is, you can't learn calculus without first understanding how indices and quadratic equations work.
Try to understand the building construction aspect first when you are in your penultimate year you would have gotten enlightened enough to grasp the oil and gas construction applications.
If you still fill like you want to confuse yourself, feel free. Google is your friend
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by karlswizzy(m): 4:03pm On Mar 05, 2017
Rasputinoid:



Fact is, you can't learn calculus without first understanding how indices and quadratic equations work.
Try to understand the building construction aspect first when you are in your penultimate year you would have gotten enlightened enough to grasp the oil and gas construction applications.
If you still fill like you want to confuse yourself, feel free. Google is your friend

Bro do you have a point? you think am some kind of rookie or what? next year I'll be a graduate
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Rasputinoid(m): 8:07am On Mar 06, 2017
karlswizzy:


Bro do you have a point? you think am some kind of rookie or what? next year I'll be a graduate

sorry o, i never meant it to sound derogatory, cos that is how you are making it seem. well no to vex. na me go use my hand reply you. I for just ignore sef.

Congrats in advance to you for graduating in 2018.
it's an incredible feat that nobody has achieved at your age or even younger sef. mstcheew
(this last paragraph was meant to be derogatory, oloshi)
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by karlswizzy(m): 9:51pm On Mar 06, 2017
Rasputinoid:


sorry o, i never meant it to sound derogatory, cos that is how you are making it seem. well no to vex. na me go use my hand reply you. I for just ignore sef.

Congrats in advance to you for graduating in 2018.
it's an incredible feat that nobody has achieved at your age or even younger sef. mstcheew
(this last paragraph was meant to be derogatory, oloshi)

you get boil for head ba?..go Bleep yourself,beast of no nation. pathetic numb skull who thinks he can school just about anybody from a six-spring mouka foam.
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by othman11(m): 1:30pm On Jun 28, 2017
chapwiz:
Hello, to those that ask a question on what we QS do in oil & gas, eg @ lostnegro & co. Well u must understand dat QS job is all abt preparing of BOQ only I can tell dat since I was privilege to be working with oil & gas company ass a QS we ve not prepare any BOQ but we prepare other working document like Jobcard, boff these documents are not like BOQ. Anyway I don't want boring with info u don't need now. D baseline is QS work oil & gas we are also working other QS from Europe. For more info & advice u can send me mail via chapwiz@gmail.com
can I PM you
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by Ejyketim: 12:08am On Jul 23, 2017
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Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by lostnegro: 6:21pm On Sep 04, 2017
chapwiz:
Hello, to those that ask a question on what we QS do in oil & gas, eg @ lostnegro & co. Well u must understand dat QS job is all abt preparing of BOQ only I can tell dat since I was privilege to be working with oil & gas company ass a QS we ve not prepare any BOQ but we prepare other working document like Jobcard, boff these documents are not like BOQ. Anyway I don't want boring with info u don't need now. D baseline is QS work oil & gas we are also working other QS from Europe. For more info & advice u can send me mail via chapwiz@gmail.com

Thanks so much boss,I just sent you an email now.
Re: Is Quantity Surveying A Good Career In Nigeria by urahara(m): 9:01am On Apr 24, 2018
ayotoyin:
I am a qualified Quantity Surveyor. Please, the course is good especially when you are very good in reading and able to interpret drawings, measurement, valuation and final account. The profession is not only limited to consultancy, you can also work in construction companies be it Mechanical, Electrical, Aluminium, oil and gas etc. Just be good in it and you will enjoy it. register with NIQS on time so you can start with your logbook after graduation for exam purposes. Best of luck.



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