Colin Mallon, Senior Quantity Surveyor with Scollard Doyle recently delivered a guest lecture to the 3rd year Quantity Surveying and Construction Management students in TU, Technological University Dublin. Invited by Nevan Mulvihill, (Lecturer in Construction Technology) Colin delivered an in-depth lecture to students on the role of an M&E QS and the measurement process for BoQ production of M&E systems.
Mechanical & Electrical Quantity Surveyors’ manage the costs with all M&E systems for a construction project and are generally employed by professional firms, contractors, sub-contractors and specialist firms. Colin’s presentation incorporated all elements of how M&E QS’s work on construction projects. Various elements require cost management including Mechanical (heating, cooling, water services, chilled systems, ventilation, BMS) and Electrical (mains distribution, power, lighting, containment, data, communication, fire and security), sprinkler and lifts.
The lecture included an introduction to mechanical and electrical systems, the measurement of these and the M&E Bill of Quantities production processes. Guest speakers have always had a role to play in the educational experience for students and Colin’s hands-on experience with current day developments in the M&E world will equip TU students with valuable insights into M&E QS’ing for their future careers.
Colin has worked with Scollard Doyle for 6 years and holds a B.Sc. Quantity Surveying from DIT/TU and has also completed his M.Sc. Applied Construction Cost Management and Higher Certificate in Quantity Surveying M&E.