Our expertise ensures an accurate budget is achieved and additional costs are avoided rather than just accepted and reported. Decisions can be made with a clear picture of the varying design costs and alternative specifications, allowing a realistic cost plan from the onset.
The plan is monitored, developed, and used as the cost control and reporting benchmark throughout the delivery process. We advise the best procurement route and form of contract and prepare bills of quantities and measured schedules of work.
Our role reports on actual costs versus the cost plan and collaborates with the building contractor to review the construction processes in detail.
By relating the construction cost to the capital value of the commercial project, the optimum balance between spending (or not spending) on the design to achieve a higher valuation is always considered.
We view construction costs as just one part of the overall financial model, albeit a very significant part. It must be managed constantly throughout the design, procurement, and delivery process to ensure a successful project is delivered on time and at the right cost and value for our client.