Automated Quantities Technology - Challenges Facing the Australian Quantity Surveying Profession

Singapore Institute of Surveyors & Valuers
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Conference Proceeding
Proceedings of the 10th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress, 2006, 1 pp. 144 - 151
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This paper examines the challenges facing the Australian Quantity Surveying profession in the use ofautomated quantities technology. The paper is based on research by a team from the University of Technology Sydney involving a series of six national surveys of the profession spanning 1995 to 2005 and interviews conducted in 2005/06 by the author with a range of Quantity Surveying practices in Australia. The survey results since 1995 show that the uptake of automated quantities systems by firms has been surprisingly slow but that this has begun to change in the past two years. The paper will examine the currentsystems being used by firms and will highlight case examples oftwo firms who have developed their automated quantities systems over many years to the point where they are achieving significant competitive advantage and have aehieved dramatic improvements in productivity, efficiency and providing value to their clients. These case examples will demonstrate the benefits that can be achieved from the effective ntilisation ofautomated quantities technology and the strategies that have been used for effective implementation.
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