I have for many years read and enjoyed articles written by Colin Harding. However, from what he says in Talking lizards (29 June, pages 34-35), he seems to be coming off the rails.

His vitriolic view of quantity surveyors is way off beam. It is his opinion that external quantity surveyors add no value to the industry’s products. He is, however, prepared to accept that they are specialists in construction costs.

Construction is booming on a worldwide basis and, as a result, quantity surveyors are in demand by construction clients as never before.

Come on, Colin, they cannot all be wrong.

Roger Knowles, president, QSi