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A Career as a Quantity Surveyor

Donald Cant Watts Corke (DCWC) was founded in Melbourne in 1966. We are a private company that employs 75 staff nationally with offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Perth.

DCWC provides strategic asset and development management as well as property development services. These services include: > Sustainable design cost advice > Risk, Asset and Project management services > Tax depreciation services > Contract and claims administration > Development management > Advising fund and portfolio mangers With more than 40 years of experience in the building industry DCWC is a leader in their field, providing the best property cost management services from inception to final account of a completed project.

Call your nearest office on 1800 329 277

Diverse projects
Quantity surveying professionals at DCWC can expect to work on a diverse range of projects from major sports stadiums, air ports and hospitals to bridges and restaurants. DCWC cover all facets of property and construction consulting, from supervising multi-million dollar projects to providing professional advice on environmentally sustainable design.

A Career as a Quantity Surveyor

DCWC has been involved in complex and unique assignments such as: > Council House 2 (CH2) > Southern Cross Station > NGV International, Melbourne In addition to working on new developments, quantity surveyors (QS) provide advice on carrying out refurbishment and maintenance to existing buildings, as well as, alterations and insurance replacement estimates.

Call your nearest office on 1800 329 277

At DCWC, we work closely with a range of professionals including architects, financiers, engineers, property owners, developers, solicitors and project managers. These professionals call upon QS for their knowledge of retail, health, leisure, commercial, hotels, industrial, civil and the arts.

Donald Cant Watts Corke Pty Ltd Level 5, 126 Wellington Parade East Melbourne 3002 Telephone 03 9417 4567 Fax 03 9417 7686 Email

Evolving Career
Quantity surveying as a career, is both diverse and rewarding. The roles and responsibilities of quantity surveyors are constantly changing and evolving, as such, QS are often referred to as Construction Economists or Cost Managers. The responsibilities of a QS can involve, but not limited to: cost planning, life cycle cost studies, feasibility analysis, insurance replacement cost valuation, value management contract administration, procurement advice, due diligence reports. An additional role of a QS is to act as an arbitrator. As such, in the case of construction disputes the QS is often called on as an expert witness.

Donald Cant Watts Corke Pty Ltd Level 6, 77 Berry Street North Sydney NSW 2060 Telephone 02 9922 4500 Fax 02 9922 6017 Email

Donald Cant Watts Corke (QLD) Pty Ltd Level 15, Traxview Tower 97 Creek Street Brisbane QLD 4000 Telephone 07 3211 8999 Fax 07 3211 8988 Email

High in Demand
The demand for a QS is driven by the construction and engineering industries, as well as, increasingly by the finance and property management sectors. Due to the ever expanding range of services that the profession can provide, the need for a QS has been constant. In recent years, we have seen the demand for qualified and experienced QS increasing.

Donald Cant Watts Corke (ACT) Pty Ltd Level 2, AMP Tower 1 Hobart Place Canberra City ACT 2601 Telephone 02 6257 3400 Fax 02 6257 3411 Email

Cadets & Graduates

We offer a cadet program to students during the summer vacation before embarking on their final year of university which includes training, networking and social events. Students can be offered permanent graduate roles and ongoing part-time work whilst completing their degree. The program offers students the opportunity to work along side some of the most knowledgeable QS in the industry. If you are interested in our cadet program, visit our website and register your details with us. At the end of the year we also have a graduate intake program. For futher details visit our website and register your details with us, alternatively call us on 1800 329 277 or email your CV to

Donald Cant Watts Corke (WA) Pty Ltd Level 2, 54 Havelock Street West Perth WA 6005 Telephone 08 9324 1950 Fax 08 9481 8267 Email

This communication provides general information current as at the time of production. It is not intended that the information provide advice and should not be relied on as such. Professional advice should be sought prior to acting on any of the information contained herein.