Liam Sumner

Liam Sumner


A talented quantity surveyor, Liam has experience in diverse sectors. He is skilled at costing projects in their early phases and working with clients and designers to understand their initial project vision. Liam has a Masters degree in quantity surveying and construction and is experienced in utilising a variety of differing procurement models.

What are the key challenges that are likely to affect your sector in the next five years?

Aside from the current challenges around skilled and general labour and materials shortages, I believe the sector will also have to face up to the challenge of improving fire safety, particularly in older buildings.

Why did you want to become a Quantity Surveyor?

I always had a fascination with the built environment and places we lived in, and was drawn to being able to walk around a place and being able to say I was involved in building something. This, combined with a lifelong love of numbers and maths, led me to being a QS.

What is your favourite building and why?

I love the Barbican. Brutalist architecture has always interested me and I think the estate is amazing to walk around to explore its diversity and history. I would fully recommend the walking tours they do!