Our Quantity Surveyors are used to managing all costs relating to Building and Civil Engineering projects, from drawing take-offs and preparing tenders and contract documents to agreement and settlement of the final account. Quantity Surveying seeks to control the costs of a project and enhance value for money, while achieving the required standards and quality. In order to deliver this service effectively our Quantity Surveyors have experience of and understand a wide range of standard forms of contract and the statutory regulations affecting the Rail and Civil Engineering industries.

 

Our Quantity Surveying staff are fully qualified and highly experienced in providing advice at all stages of project delivery. The particular role fulfilled by the Quantity Surveyor we supply to you will depend upon your requirements and may vary depending on the nature of the project and the stage of delivery. Typical activities throughout the whole of a project can include:

  • Assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies;
  • preparing tender and contract documents, including bills of quantities with the architect and/or the client taking into account the physical factors of a work site, not only what is presented on paper;
  • undertaking costs analysis for repair and maintenance project work;
  • performing risk and value management and cost control;
  • advising on procurement strategy, developing procurement programmes;
  • organising the division of a project into its component work packages, then developing contracts for and awarding these work packages to specialist subcontractors;
  • identifying, analysing and developing responses to commercial risks;
  • dealing with contractual and legal matters and providing advice on contractual claims;
  • acting as financial advisors and monitoring progress for the client, valuing and measuring completed work and arranging payments;
  • maintaining awareness of the different building contracts in current use and the development and amendment of industry standards;
  • understanding the implications of health and safety regulations; and
  • negotiating agreement of and settling the final accounts.