Quantity Surveying - working with industry partners to provide real life experiences
As part of their final year studies, the quantity surveying students have been presenting their concepts, cost forecasts and recommendations for the development of the Tetley Brewery site in Leeds.
The twenty minute presentations to the Client Panel required them to justify their groups design ideas, discuss the risks to the scheme, and present the costings and cash flow forecasts they had prepared. Each group presented some excellent development concepts, in line with the Client brief they had been given. They were unique, well thought through, and professionally delivered.
As an interdisciplinary project, Quantity Surveying students worked along side Building Surveying, Architectural Technology and Project Management students, developing their team working skills in a task which mirrors a real-life project which they are likely to encounter during in their working life.
As a School, we work closely with industry partners to ensure that our students experience scenarios that closely match tasks they can be expected to undertake in their chosen careers. We were extremely grateful to the professional staff from Turner & Townsend, Rider Levett Bucknall and Wilmott Dixon who took part in this exercise by acting as the Client, asking questions during the exercise, and providing valuable feedback to the students afterwards.
Joanne is a member of the RICS and the IWFM. Her professional career as a quantity surveyor has seen her work for a number of local authorities in both the design and commercial teams. Her wide and varied industry experience allows her to be able to use real life examples within her teaching to enhance teaching delivery.