We provide a link
between the Owner (Developer) who commissions a project, the Architects
and Engineers who design it and the Contractor who builds it. With our
skill set in the area of design/cost analysis relationships, we produce
budgets for a given project, provide advice on bidding procedures, and
provide continuous cost control for the life of that project. We take this
a step further by integrating this information with scheduling and risk
analysis. Our function is essentially to ensure that the client obtains
maximum value for money, in their design and construction requirements.
At the pre-design
assist in analyzing the best mix and overall feasibility of the project.
This will include, as appropriate, an analysis of commercial returns,
construction costs, financing arrangements, site servicing, cash flows and
In consultation with
the Architect and Engineers, and utilizing BIM technology we utilize
"Virtual Construction" techniques to explore the
cost and schedule implications of various designs for the project and prepare
The decisions reached
by the Owner at this stage will establish the Project Strategic Cost
Plan. We subsequently monitor the schematic design and design development
of the Architect's and Engineer's preliminary sketches into final
proposals and specifications.
During the construction
phase, we prepare regular reports to keep the Owner fully informed of
progress and of the projected final cost. Where changes in the original
design are necessary, either as a result of unforeseeable circumstances or
to meet the changing requirements of the Client, the effect of such
modifications on the projected final cost, duration and risk is assessed
and incorporated into regular financial statements.
Every month, or other
stipulated period, we prepare a cash-flow analysis and valuation of the
work executed including the value of any change orders. This information
can be used by the Owner and Architects to assist them with Contractor
requests for payment.