Frequency Asked Questions about our Quantity Surveying Services.

What questions to expect when you contact us?

Investigation Stage:
 

  • What’s your role in the project?

  • What type of facility/project is it?

  • Is this a new build, addition, or renovation?

  • Are there any drawings of the planned / existing building or site?

  • Where will your project be located?

  • Do you have an idea of the size (area) or budget of the project?

  • Is there a space program available?

  • Are there any special requirements (heritage, LEED, hazardous materials, etc.) that need to be considered?

 Design Phase:

  • What’s your role in the project?

  • What type of facility / project is it?

  • Is this a new build, addition, or renovation?

  • Have you engaged an architect or engineer, and if so, who?

  • How far along the design process are you?

  • Have you determined what stages cost reports will be required? (for more information on classes of estimates?

Tender Phase:

  • What’s your role in the project?

  • Are the tender documents available for our review?

  • Do you need an independent cost check estimate to compare with other opinions?

  • Do you need procurement advice?

Construction Phase:

  • What’s your role in the project?

  • Are the tender documents available for our review?

  • Do you need help with reviewing change quotations and/or claims?

  • Do you need construction progress review/reporting?
     

Conflict Resolution Phase:

  • What’s your role in the project?

  • Whom are the parties involved? (to rule out the conflict of interest)

  • What project documents are available?

  • What is the nature of the problem?

How are our Quantity Surveying Fees Quoted?

 

Fees for cost consulting services are usually provided based on the scope of work and the service required.

1) Lump Sum or Fixed Fee Quotation

Lump-sum fixed fee quotations are generally used when a known and defined scope of work has been established.

2) Per Diem (Hourly Rates)

Per diem rates are generally used when a known or defined scope of work cannot be established. Accurate daily time records are kept for each staff member assigned to the project together with a brief description of the task performed.

3) Lump Sum Not to Exceed

A ‘Lump Sum Not to Exceed’ fee is generally used where a scope is known by the definition but the extent of services required has not been determined. A Lump Sum Not to Exceed Fee is billed on an hourly basis but an upset limit is determined in advance of the commencement of work

Get A Quote

Fees for our services are usually based on the service requested, scale (size and construction and complexity of the assignment. Please contact us for a quote: