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Budgeting for a quantity surveyor's poor estimates

A property development officer who rang me up last week claims that, with increasing regularity, his quantity surveyors are reporting tender returns substantially above their estimates. His organisation maintains, alters and extends a vast range of education buildings - some 220 in all - and it also frequently builds new facilities with construction budgets of between £1 million and £5 million.

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