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1. a characteristic, as of energy or mass, susceptible of precise physical measurement.
2. a measurable amount. adj., adj quan´titative.


1. A number or amount.
2. A measurable property of anything.


(kwŏn′tĭ-tē) [L. quantitas, quantity]
Amount; portion.

Patient discussion about quantity

Q. What is the safe amount of alcohol? I like alcohol, but I don’t want to end up an alcoholic. Or even have the problems that come with it (liver problems etc….)

A. the best method is not too drink at all,and you wont have any problems to worry about.

Q. what are the passable amount of sugar one can have while he also diabetic?

A. I'm not sure I understood your question, but the recommended amount of carbohydrates for diabetic patients is 40-65% of the total calories. Generally, diabetic patients are more prone to elevated blood sugar levels after a meal, so food too rich in simple carbohydrates (sugar) are not recommended.

Q. what is the "right" amount , and the safe amount , of alcohol that i can drink? what do a lot alcoh

A. That is different for everyone. You have to take into account a lot of different things like height, weight, gender. Here is a good site with charts to help you find yours: http://www.brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/atod/alc_aayb.htm Hope this helps.

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We propose that a small allowance be included in the contracts to cover the cost of technical audits as this would ease budgetary constraints, he added.However, quantity surveyors have for long been locked out of infrastructure project by the same law that is meant to promote the professions interests, something that has given way to corruption as costs are escalated in major infrastructural development projects.
When the project is in progress, quantity surveyors keep track of any variations to the contract that may affect costs and create reports to show profitability.
However, many in the region would beg to differ; despite growing acknowledgement of their role, quantity surveyors still tend to be confused with cost consultants by some sections of the construction market.
"This is often very difficult when clients procure the services of a quantity surveyor through the lead designer.
Quantity surveyor Neil Nightingale who works for Jones Bros of Ruthin
Quantity surveyors calculate the costs of a project before construction.
In some cases, the quantity surveyor's offices may actually be on the building site
Similarly, the Egyptians also appointed a person to act as a planner and estimator, someone who practised what the modern quantity surveyor is doing now, when the pyramids are built.
He later joined Bromford Housing Association before being recruited by Galliers' sister company Cameron Homes four years ago as a senior quantity surveyor.
In Addition, The Council Also Require A Cost Analysis To Be Carried Out By A Quantity Surveyor Or Similarly Qualified Individual To Be Provided For Each Item Which Requires Replacement Or Repair.
While the majority of quantity surveyors I meet are men, I am seeing more and more women in the role.