In any project, whether undertaken in the private or public sector, there is a wide range of aspects, which must be brought together for the development’s successful conclusion. Some of these aspects will be ongoing and others will only arise at particular stages during the project.
The role of the Project Manager is to co-ordinate all the functions of the development and to see that the objectives of the project are clearly defined and achieved within set project benchmarks.
The Quantity Surveyor is the expert on construction costs and contractual procedures in a development project. The QS is therefore central to the decision-making process throughout the management of a development project from initial inception to final completion.
A Quantity Surveyor is involved in building construction in which he advice and manages the building costs, and appraises the contractual procedures in a development project.
A Land Surveyor on the other hand is involved in land use whereby he/she measures and manage the physical land for specific development requirements ranging from: assisting builders in positioning buildings and services infrastructure on the land parcel, subdividing the land parcel, and establishing crucial natural and man-made features on the physical land for use in project and infrastructure design.
Other than approved developments by National or County Government, all other developments require planning permission or approvals.
Planning permissions includes:
a) Land Change of User
b) Land Extension of User
c) Land Parcel Amalgamation
d) Land Parcel subdivision
e) Land Extension of Lease.
On the other hand, Facility management is an interdisciplinary field within property management that entails the management of the business’s common building services for the users who either own or lease the investor’s property. Facility Management is aimed at supporting the business unit operations and making the building as productive as possible to the users.
The idea about the two differential definitions is to separate the space and content of the property with the day to day work of the building users.