Complex technologies and the need for sustainable solutions have led to more sophisticated building and engineering services. Unless the cost consultant is also an engineer with specialist expertise and interest in the construction of sustainable environments, it is difficult to assess a complete or incomplete design and cost it accurately without the use of construction management software such as Raken and others provide.
This is where WT has an important edge. Our team has proven ability in providing early cost estimates prior to the design being developed. Drawing from our extensive database using control quantities, we can get things moving in the right direction from the outset.
BUILDING ENGINEERING SERVICES CAN ACCOUNT FOR UP TO 50% OF TOTAL CONSTRUCTION COSTS
The production of building and engineering services designs is often a slow process and can account for up to 50% of total construction costs. Our cost plans are written in a way that clients and engineers find equally understandable. They follow a recognised structure throughout, making it possible to review the design and cost plan holistically and understand all the implications if change is suggested. We recognise that it is essential that building and engineering services are cost and value managed to the same degree as the architectural and civil structural engineering elements.
Our team evaluates all items technically and commercially, particularly where co-ordination is needed. Our presence will provide total and pro-active cost and value management through all phases of the projects life.
Our role does not end once a contractor has been appointed. We maintain the same integrity whilst agreement of valuations, variations and final account are settled. This final information is a key component of our database.