Construction

Cost Consulting


The Quantity Surveyor plays a pivotal role in the building construction process and ideally should be involved at the earliest planning stage of a project in order that budgets can be drawn up that are a fair reflection of the intended project. MMA prepare early budget estimates and as design development cost checks are carried out. potential cost overruns reported on and appropriate advice given.

Documentation is prepared for tender and later contract purposes and the procurement process reported on. We prepare interim valuations for work done on site. Each valuation is accompanied by a financial status report. The final costs of the project are negotiated with the Contractor. All projects are overseen by the Directors who exercise quality control.

An important aspect of our work is contract advice to both Contractors and Employers. Such advice may be with regard to small matters of disputed cost, to very large matters where Contractor’s claims need to be scrutinised for legal standing and financial resolution.

MMA prepare early budget elemental based estimates and as the design is developed cost checks are carried out. Potential cost overruns reported on and appropriate advice given
Documentation is prepared for tender or negotiation purposes. MMA often run the procurement process and provide a full report and recommendation.
We prepare interim valuations for work done on site and compare with construction cash-flows. Each valuation is accompanied by a Financial status reports accompany monthly valuations and identify known and crucially anticipated cost changes. We endeavour to agree the final costs of the project as the contract progresses.
Advice is given on the merits of various contract forms. An important aspect of our work is contract advice to both Contractors and Employers. Contractor’s claims are scrutinised for legal standing and financial facts. Advice is often given in dispute resolution processes

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