DEPMAX has had over 25 years of Quantity Surveying experience in both a professional quantity surveying office as well as in a commercial construction evironment and offers the following comprehensive professional services on a subcontract basis on hourly rate:
Estimating construction costs for any purposes including, feasibility studies, budget checks, design development or pre-tender estimates, insurance replacement estimates, monthly claims, cost to complete estimates, etc.
Tendering for large and small commercial and residential construction projects, including setting up of the tendering framework, interpreting drawings and specifications, measuring and pricing of trade bills if required, liaising with Subcontractors and closing out the tender in a timeous manner including preparation of a comprehensive tender letter and highlighting all potential risks for the Client.
Cost planning as a key due diligence step in preparation for construction projects to help determine what a proposed project will cost. This could include proposed cash flow forecasts to indicate when expected expenses will most likely occur and are critical for obtaining project financing and for determining whether a project can be profitable or not. This will help owners or developers entering blindly into construction projects negating unnecessary financial risk.
Preparation of comprehensive "Builders Trade Bills" for the purposes of construction tendering, subcontract tendering, cost planning, estimating, etc.
Comprehensive pre and post contract administration including obtaining subcontract tenders, subcontract evaluations, negotiations and appointments, subcontract progress claim evaluations, variation measurements and assessments and general contract compliance.
Construction Dispute Resolution
Traditional quantity surveying services offered to Clients that have or are potentially entering into disputes where a particular quantification or confirmation of a cost, measurement or building related calculation or the like to prove a particular expense or loss in court or a tribunal situation.