Project Cost Control

Pointsbuild presents Project Cost Control

Project Cost Control

Course Description

This course demystifies the complex area of cost control of building projects—from the early design phases, through contract documentation and the tender period, up to the completion of construction. Presenter Steve Grimes outlines the services that Quantity Surveyors provide and also discusses cost planning vs estimating vs preparation of quotations, and the difference between each of these. He looks at the steps involved in the cost planning of a project, when (and how) the advice should be provided, and when to ask questions of your Quantity Surveyor.

Learn more about project cost control by taking this course from Pointsbuild.

Upon completion of this course, you will earn 1 point toward your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training.


Learning format:

  • Online
  • Video

Course Outcomes:
  • Outline the range of services that a QS can provide
  • Explain the difference between an estimate, a quote, a tender and a Cost Plan
  • Describe when to use QS services and what information they will need from you and the other consultants
  • Outline the best course of action if your project is over budget
  • Explain how to present a Cost Plan to your client, particularly if the project is over budget
  • Describe some of the common pitfalls in preparing Cost Plans and how to avoid them
Course Details:

Target Audience

This course is ideal for anyone looking to improve their skills or start a career in the construction Industry.

Access Timeframe



There are no prerequisites to this course but a general understanding of the building industry would benefit the learner.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Completion

Format of Certification


Method of Obtaining Certification

Upon successful completion of a course, the learner can download their certificate from their Member Area.


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