Our starting point is an appreciation of the business case for the project. We establish our clients' needs from the outset, and we then focus on understanding what they require from the design process and the construction supply chain.
Our confidence in advising on the cost implications of our clients' requirements, from the earliest stages, rests on our extensive experience, data and specialist knowledge across all market sectors and building types.
We remain constantly alert to what drives value for our clients. Our service is therefore about co-ordinating mutual interests and thinking as part of the design team, helping to capture the client’s objectives within the team’s proposed solutions.
Our Cost Management service is in essence about delivering a building to cost. In practice, however, projects are multi-faceted and demand an appreciation of all stakeholder agendas. Successful Cost Management therefore requires the adoption of an optimum procurement strategy, designed to balance the sometimes conflicting requirements of risk, certainty, speed, design, quality, budgets and benefits.
Effective engagement of the supply chain - at the right time – and application of rigorous change management and delivery processes can make a major contribution towards achieving the value and outcomes our clients are seeking. Our world-leading Cost Management service is the foundation of the partnership’s growth and service expansion. It has evolved by repeatedly expanding the boundaries of quantity surveying and will continue to do so.