At Construct it Consulting one of our key services it to provide the PQS role for our clients. A professional quantity surveyor role effectively is to stand in the client’s shoes, in terms of managing the costs and legal processes of the building project. Part of the PQS role is to prepare forecasts, cash flow projections and statements of expenditure as well as contractual documentation.
At various phases within the construction project the roles can be summarised to include:-
Pre-contract cost advice and cost planning - Preparing cost data derived from the plans and drawings; reivewing Project timeline and program, Undertaking feasibility studies ; Producing estimates, budgets and cost plans; Undertaking value engineering; life cycle costing; Preparing and interpreting turnover and cash flow projections; Providing cost control during pre-contract; Advising on different forms of contract and procurement routes.
Contract documentation - Preparing bills of quantities; Preparing bills of re-measurement for final account; Data processing; Pre-contract correspondence; Advising on different methods of measurement
Tendering and contractual arrangements - Formulating and implementing procedures on tendering and contractual arrangements; Advising on selection of tenderers; Preparing tenders; Evaluating tenders; Post contract services; Advising on cost progress of works; Monitoring proposed construction methods; Providing cost control during progress of works; Preparing interim valuations; Analysing contract prices relative to cost recording methods; Preparing and agreeing final accounts and contract charges; Reporting on, evaluating and negotiating contractual issues; Producing reconciliation statements for management purposes; Surveying, measuring and recording site information; Providing risk management from inception to completion; Assessing and presenting contractual claims;