The Client and the Quantity Surveyor
Investing in a construction project, be it new-build, refurbishment, extension or repair and maintenance can be an expensive business, especially if the Client does not have expert advice.
Both Directors in Johnstons have been Fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors since 1991 (see 'Accreditations' page) and qualified as Chartered Quantity Surveyors in 1975 and 1979.
With each having over 30 years experience in the construction industry they are able to offer a depth of knowledge, greatly enhancing the wide range of quantity surveying services.
See 'Projects' page for examples of projects where Johnstons have been the Quantity Surveyor.
The traditional chartered quantity surveying role is the cost manager of construction, advising clients on a wide range of areas including:
- design, economics and cost planning
- whole life costing
- procurement and tendering
- contract administration
In addition Johnstons can also offer supplementary services tailored to suit our clients' needs, including:
- preparation of cost analyses
- facilitating value management exercises
- preparing life cycle calculations/sustainability
- providing capital allowance valuations on buildings, integral features and fixtures for tax purposes
- acting as Expert Witness in cases involving cost disputes
- attending adjudication/arbitration/mediation proceedings
- providing reinstatement cost assessments for insurance purposes
The benefits to our Clients are:
- better risk management
- improved financial management
- enhanced decision making