Project Controls

Quantity Surveying

One of the foundations of our business is strength in quantity surveying. Work with us to ensure that becomes the strength of your next project. Our team of quantity surveyors have worked on all types of projects around the world. We’re guaranteed to have the right person for you.

With complex projects and multiple contracts, change and delay arise for any number of reasons. Hardly surprising then, that disputes arise, even on the best-managed projects. By obtaining good quantity surveying advice you can resolve, or even avoid disputes entirely.

Work with our commercial team to manage contract risks. Prepare and procure contracts and conclude final account negotiations efficiently.

Cost Planning & Procurement

Often cost planning happens retrospectively against a design already sold to a client. This may lead to disappointment from “value engineering”, poor procurement or a reduction in quality. Cost planning at design stage ensures a cost plan integral to the design. With Decipher’s extensive knowledge of construction value and supply chains, you can be sure of informed decisions in planning and procurement.

A clear procurement strategy is essential when delivering a complex construction project. Accurate identification of risk and apportionment to the right teams for effective control is crucial. We’ll ensure risks are correctly managed to achieve your project goals.

Bills of Quantities remain the most transparent and readily comparable methods to provide a level playing-field in competitive tenders. We can help you produce and review Bills of Quantities under SMM, NRM, CESMM or any other measurement protocol.

Cost Management

Whatever the cause of change on a project, our professionals understand the importance of good cost management advice. We’ll give you information to make effective proactive decisions. A key indicator of success is the ability to provide accurate contemporaneous cost management throughout a project. Shifts in cash flow forecasts can also identify delays to the programme. Let us help you identify and manage cost risks efficiently.

Final Account Preparation

Final account resolution can become protracted. This is particularly true where contract variations or extensions of time haven’t been agreed during the project. Problems exacerbated where project staff are no longer available to explain events. Furthermore, no two final accounts are the same. As a result, things can become highly analytical. Work with our quantity surveying team to negotiate final accounts to preserve and enhance commercial relationships. Should a dispute arise, see our information on quantum dispute resolution for help.

Bank & Fund Monitoring

Banks and other project funders need to have certainty their investment is being managed effectively. That requires tight controls on projects to ensure cost, quality and time are being controlled. We can structure a reporting system to meet funders requirements, capturing key project aspects and risks. We can report in any required format, highlighting divergence from the planned works.

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