ROOF INSPECTIONS

New roof inspections and certification as per ITC-SA regulations.

Services offered through associating companies:

Distressed roof repairs backed by industry leading Timber Engineers.

 

QS CONSULTATION & FREELANCE

Where the client has a limited budget, we can provide a tailor made freelance Quantity Surveying services to Main-Contractors, Sub-Contractors, Private and Public sectors.

By making use of our freelance Quantity Surveying service you can get a service covering only selected areas of the QS scope of works. This will avoid the need to employ a full time project Quantity Surveyor.

Consultations are also available for a nominal fee.

INNOVATIVE TURN KEY SOLUTIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Services offered through associating companies:

Innovative Turn-key solutions for private and commercial property development & construction.

This has great cost saving advantages for clients with tight budgets.

OTHER COMPREHENSIVE SERVICES

We offer other services but are not limited to the below list:
  • Financial feasibility studies
  • Life cycle costings and design comparisons
  • Cost control & reporting during pre-contract period
  • Compilation and issuing of fee accounts to clients and recons
  • Compilation and issuing of disbursements accounts to clients and recons
  • Compilation of project payment schedules and recons
  • Contract administration
  • Contractual correspondence
  • Preparing bills of quantities for main and sub contracts
  • Preparing locational bills of quantities for main and sub contracts
  • Preparing schedules of rates
  • Advising on alternative construction methods and cost engineering
  • Surveying, measuring & recording site information
  • Monitoring of proposed construction methods or sequences & reporting
  • Quality Inspection
  • Space audits as per SAPOA standards
  • Due diligence advice
  • Insurance claims
  • Expert Witness / Construction Disputes
  • Project Management
  • Principal Agent
  • Construction support management

We provide the full range of Quantity Surveying and Consulting Services covering all 6 stages of a project.

STAGE 1: INCEPTION

  • Assisting in developing a clear project brief
  • Attending the project initiation meetings
  • Advising on the procurement policy for the project
  • Advising on other consultants and services required
  • Defining the consultant’s scope or work and services required including the project quantity surveyor’s
  • Concluding the terms of the client/quantity surveyor professional services agreement with the client
  • Advising on appropriate financial design criteria
  • Advising on economic factors affecting the project
  • Providing necessary information within the agreement scope of the project to the other consultants

STAGE 2: CONCEPT AND VIABLITIY

  • Agreeing the documentation programme with the principal consultant and other professional consultants
  • Attending design and consultants meetings
  • Reviewing and evaluating design concepts and advising on viability in conjunction with the other professional consultants
  • Receiving relevant data and cost estimates from the other professional consultants
  • Preparing preliminary and elemental or equivalent estimates of construction cost
  • Assisting the client in preparing a financial viability report
  • Auditing space allocation against the initial brief
  • Liaising, co-operating and providing necessary information to the client, principal consultant and other professional consultants

STAGE 3: DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

  • Reviewing the documentation programme with the principal consultant and other professional consultants
  • Attending design and consultants’ meetings
  • Reviewing and evaluate design and outline specifications and exercise cost control in conjunction with the other professional consultants
  • Receiving relevant data and cost estimates from the other professional consultants
  • Preparing detailed estimates of construction cost
  • Assisting the client in reviewing the financial viability report
  • Commenting on space and accommodation allowances and preparing an area schedule
  • Liaising, co-operating and providing necessary information to the client, principal consultant and other professional consultants

STAGE 4: DOCUMENTATION AND PROCUREMENT

  • Attending design and consultants’ meetings
  • Assisting the principal consultant in the formulation of the procurement strategy for contractors, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Reviewing working drawings for compliance with the approved budget of construction cost and/or financial viability
  • Preparing tender documentation for both principal and subcontract procurement, including bills of quantities.
  • Assisting the principal consultant with calling or tenders and/or negotiation of prices
  • Assisting in the evaluation, reporting on and selecting of tenders
  • Assisting with the preparation of contract documentation for signature

STAGE 5: CONSTRUCTION

  • Attending and chairing site handover meetings, including taking minutes
  • Preparing schedules of predicted cash flow, as well as in loco cash flows
  • Preparing pro-active estimates for proposed variations for client decision making
  • Attending and chairing regular site, technical and progress meetings, including taking minutes
  • Adjudicating and resolving financial claims for principal and subcontractors
  • Assisting in the resolution of contractual claims for principal and subcontractors
  • Establishing and maintaining a financial control system
  • Preparing interim valuations for payment certificates for principal and subcontractors
  • Preparing final accounts including re-measurement as required for the works on a progressive basis, for principal and subcontractors

STAGE 6: CLOSE OUT

  • Preparing valuations for payment certificates for principal and subcontractors
  • Concluding final accounts for principal and subcontractors, including escalation, compensatory and default interest calculations
  • Preparing and issuing Practical, Works and Final certificates.