Effects of work attitudes of design team on the service delivery of quantity surveyors
The dynamism of the construction industry everywhere in the world requires no other skill, for stringent cost control and effective cost management in providing value for money for construction clients, than the skills of the professional quantity surveyor. The effectiveness in delivering quantity surveying service efficiently to meeting clients’ requirements is entirely dependent on the products of designers in the design team. This research work assesses the effects of work attitudes put on by the design team and how it affects the service delivered by quantity surveyors. Primary data were collected via well-structured close-ended questionnaire. Percentile and mean item score were employed in the analysis using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). The study revealed that the design team is a well-structured and organized team for quantity surveyors to perform their professional obligations, but designers’ work attitudes reflected from their design products create a mundane and frustrating atmosphere for the quantity surveyors. The study finally recommended a need for personal improvement by the architects and the engineers in order to enhance a proficient service of the design team.
Keywords: Construction Industry, Design Team, Quantity Surveyor, Service, Work Attitude
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