Quantity Surveying

Quantity Surveying:

  • Due Diligence.
    • Due diligence is the process of performing thorough investigations on a matter to enable the client to make informed decisions.  Due diligence is performed throughout the project from the inception stage to close out stage.
  • Consultations.
    • Consultations take place throughout the project.  During consultations with the professional team and the client; the quantity surveyor will advise on various aspects pertaining to the proposed development as listed below.   
  • Feasibility / Viability Studies.
    • The feasibility / viability study is the procedure used to evaluate the potential success of the proposed development in terms of the total capital outlay and gross income.  The outcome of this study is crucial to aid decision making on the proposed project’s continuality.  The objective of the study is to depict the yield the proposed project offers and to determine if it will satisfy the financial criteria of the client. 
  • Risk Management.
    • Risk management comprises avoiding, transferring, controlling or retaining risk by investigating all possible risk factors.
  • Budget Estimating.
    • Budget Estimating can be based on a conceptual ballpark figure or on detailed accurate & current information depending on information available.  The approved feasibility becomes the baseline or budget from which the cost is controlled and reported off.
  • Cost Planning.
    • Our cost planning technique is engaged during the design concept stage (concept and viability) and fully developed during the design development and documentation stage of the project into a detailed estimate
  • Value Engineering.
    • A structured and analytical process in which a prescribed work-plan is followed to achieve best value and, where appropriate, best value for money in products, services and organizations in order to achieve the optimum return & functionality of our clients investment
  • Contracts Advice & Procurement.
    • The selection of the applicable contract to be entered into by the various parties depends on the nature of service they offer.
  • Cash Flow & Revenue Forecasting.
    • Cash flows aid the client in having the correct amount of funds ready when they become payable.  The cash flow projection includes all the cost to be undertaken by the client for the project.  Actual cost is displayed against the projected outflow of funds.  Cash flows only depict monetary progress and should not be used to determine the contractor’s progress. 
  • Tender Method Selection.
    • Tender method selection is project and service offered specific.  The complexity, quality, size, time required for construction and the information available will have an influence on the tender method selection.  The outcome of a tender is to obtain a tender price for the work to be done and to evaluate the planning proposed and quality of the execution.
  • Cost and Contractual Control.
    • Cost control is the financial and cost management technique used from the inception of the project to the close out stage of the project in order to maintain the project budget as determined and approved by the Client. The primary aim of project cost control is to guide, protect, report, advice and maintain the financial interest of the Client to avoid exposure to negative or unforeseen financial situation and also to advice other Consultants on the financial implications of the design. We effectively do this by our Cost management and control of a project which includes establishing the budget and then effectively monitoring and reporting against that budget on a regular basis, cost planning the evolving design, preparing appropriate contract documentation and advising on variations and claims during the progress of the project.
  • Whole Life Appraisals.
    • Our Continues review not just of the capital costs of a project, but also the running and
    • maintenance costs, which assists in benefiting our clients by giving maximum value for money along with assistance in private finance initiative (PFI) projects.
  • Cost and Quality Management.
    • Quality management tools are controls that are put in place for various stages of the proposed project.  These controls provide for standardised documentation that is fit for use and meets the client’s expectations.  It involves establishing the objectives and procedures necessary to deliver the information required by the client.  These objectives and procedures are monitored and provide results that are used to take action on.    

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