Before the building phase, the project must be developed in detail and must be prepared a number of technical documents which define the “tender package”. This package is necessary to obtain the quotation of the works. We will assist our client in choosing the most suitable construction based not only on the most advantageous price. We select companies based on their background, financial reliability, technical resources, and previous experience for the specific project.
On construction site our task will be to regulate the building contract (contract administrator) between client and company, to oversee the works with an adequate number of site visits, to verify that the works comply with the regulation and drawings / design. It will be our task to list the defects and monitor the rectifications, check the progress of the work and issue the related payment certificates. At the end of the work the Certificate of Practical completion will be issued.
During the construction, we would oversee the building works on a regular basis, checking them for compliance with our design, answering the contractor’s queries and, if required, providing additional information. Upon completion, we would inspect the works, prepare a list of defects and monitor their rectification.
Where appointed the Contract Administrator, we would act as the Client’s agent managing the construction contract, reporting the Client on the progress, controlling variations to the scope of the works, assessing the Contractor’s applications for payment and issuing interim certificates. At the end of the works, we would issue the Certificate of Practical Completion and help the QS prepare the final account.
When a project is completed, and the client is in occupation, we sometimes are asked to monitor the performance of the building, advise on any further modifications and minor adjustments and assist in the post-contract evaluation of the project.