Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia (BQSM) is a statutory body, established by an Act of Parliament namely the Registration of Quantity Surveyors Act 1967 (also known as Quantity Surveyors Act 1967), responsible for:
- the registration of Quantity Surveyors and firms and bodies corporate practicing as consulting Quantity Surveyors; and
- the regulations of the Quantity Surveying profession in Malaysia,
- safeguarding the interests of the public and the rights of registered Quantity Surveyors and Quantity Surveying practices.
Prior to 1982, BQSM was known as the Board of Surveyors which was set up under the Registration of Surveyors Act of 1967. The said Board of Surveyors was responsible in regulating both the Quantity Surveying and Valuation professions in the country. In 1981, amendments were made to the Registration of Surveyors Act of 1967, and renamed it as "Registration of Quantity Surveyors Act of 1967" and the Board of Surveyors as the "Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia ", also known as Lembaga Juruukur Bahan Malaysia in the national language.
Amendments have been made to the Quantity Surveyors Act and the Quantity Surveying Rules from time to time for further improvement of the statutory provisions in regulating the Quantity Surveying profession.
In order to safeguard the interests of the public, only suitably qualified person registered with the Board are allowed to offer Quantity Surveying services. Besides sole proprietorships and partnerships, the Board also registers body corporate which provide consulting Quantity Surveying services. BQSM also acts upon complaints against registered Quantity Surveyors who have infringed the code of professional conduct as laid down in the Quantity Surveying Rules which were gazetted in accordance with Section 26 of the Quantity Surveyors Act 1967.
It is hoped that with the role played by BQSM, the expectations of the public in terms of quality service to be provided by Quantity Surveyors in Malaysia can be met and as a result, the interests of both the public and the profession can be adequately protected.