We are an independent firm of Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors. We are based on the docks at Preston. We offer our clients 60 years of combined experience in client negotiation. We have a culture of innovation, integrity and collaboration and we always exceed our clients expectations! WHO ARE WE?
Project Management Quantity Surveying Employers Agent Commercial Consultancy CDM Co-Ordination Fund Monitoring SERVICES WE PROVIDE
Wikipedia states that a Quantity Surveyor is: A professional working within the construction industry concerned with building costs. A specialist tradesman who prepares standardised schedules for a building project in which all of the construction materials, labour activities and the like are quantified. QS HISTORY
Manage & Control Costs within Construction Projects. Measurements, Estimations. Costing, Valuation, Tender Pricing. Minimize Cost & Enhance Value. These all vary dependant on Developer & Contractor. FUNCTIONS OF A QS
Measurer – Arrives at quantities of different items of work for: Tender document preparation (for developer) Tender Pricing (for contractor) Handles BOQ and prices schedules Bills for payment, intermediate and final Measures quantities from drawings and from site TRADITIONAL ROLE OF A QS
Professional Quantity Surveyor Broadly concerned with contracts and costs on construction projects. The methods employed, however, cover a range of activities which may include cost planning, value management, feasibility study, cost benefit analysis, lifecycle costing, tendering, valuation, change control, dispute resolution and cost estimation. Contractors Quantity Surveyor A contractor's QS is responsible for the performance of operations that mirror those of the owner's QS; i.e., the measurement and pricing of construction work, but specifically performed by the contractor as opposed to the construction work described and measured in the construction contract between the developer and the contractor. TYPES OF QS
Costs have become more dynamic, changes are faster. Technology change, mechanization. From primary civil engineering to a mix of mechanical & electrical, plumbing, fire protection etc.... Corresponding to change from single & double storey construction to multi-storey complexes. Energy costs and environmental requirements CHANGING ROLE OF A QS
Energy Costs have also brought in change to the architectural design of buildings. We can no longer overlook the operating cost of the building as a whole. Our building designs should keep energy in all its forms and stages of utilisation. Speed of construction is now of assuming importance. With the gradual but continuous increase in labour costs it is essential that the design is such that the requirements of resources is kept to a minimum. CHANGING ROLE OF A QS
So what is a QS required to know in today’s fast moving world? Basic civil work processes and costings. Component materials. Material and equipment selection and effect on costs. Building operation costs based on Energy efficiency, Environmental effects and maintainability. TODAY’S REQUIREMENTS
Sectors we work in include: Commercial Residential Education Healthcare Utilities Transport Custodial (Prisons) SECTORS
Projects Delivered include: HMP Ranby HMP Wayland Maynes Coach Depot, Warrington Private House, Cheshire House conversion, Preston Minor alteration works to Private Dwelling PROJECTS
Why should you choose us: We go the extra mile for ALL Clients! We deliver projects on budget We always think ‘outside the box’ We care about our clients Most importantly....WE SAVE MONEY, SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO! WHY US?
Paul Mason – Croft Goode Partnership Andy Horner – Muse Developments Cassidy & Ashton (Architects) Marcus Worthington (Builder) G F Holdings, Macclesfield (Builder) Conlon Construction (Builder) SPECIFIC REFERRALS