Chartered Quantity Surveyors provide expert consultancy advice to Building Employers, Main Contractors and Subcontractors to the Construction Building and Civil Engineering Industries.
That expert advice includes protecting the commercial interests of Clients with the interfaces of the management of contracts; procurement of and administering construction works; claims and variations; cost control; cost engineering; identifying and managing the scope; price and time involved; providing commercial negotiating skills and any dispute resolution. The Client’s commercial achievements will be delivered by the service typically with project delivery complete and to the quality desired, on time for the cost envisaged free of disputes and claims. In the case of a Contractor improved cash flow, no payment issues or disputes, increased profits and a professional service.
Chartered Quantity Surveyors, as Arbicon are, have the status of "Chartered" as they are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who represent the mark of the highest level of property professionalism in the world. As such Arbicon stand above most other construction consultants as Arbicon are also leading experts in UK Construction Law offering in addition to claims consultancy unique quasi-legal specialist services in the delivery of construction projects.
Arbicon - Traditional Chartered Quantity Surveyors
Arbicon offer the most dynamic, high calibre, experienced Chartered Quantity Surveying service backed by construction legal expertise at very competitive rates in the delivery of any construction project.
Whether you are a Building Employer, Main Contractor or Subcontractor we serve at any level with a personal service from our team. We believe in the philosophy that the customer owns the business and thus in handling your business we treat it as if it is our own.
Our specialist expertise in dealing with construction problems and disputes makes us the best possible consultant to use in avoiding trouble!
Effective pre-contract services is all about "keeping the horse in the stable" and reducing the risk of increased costs, misunderstandings, delays, variations and disputes. Many disputes Arbicon are asked to assist on are caused by a lack of investment in professional pre-contract services a risk many take with often disastrous consequences.
The comprehensive range of pre-contract services for both building and civil engineering industries include:
- Feasibility Studies
- Cost Planning and Budgeting
- Cash Flow Forecasting
- Bills of Quantities - SMM7, NRM, CESMM or Builders Quants
- Estimating and Tendering
- Tender Audits
- Specification Writing
- Employers Requirements or Contractors Proposals drafting
- Procurement and Agreement of Contracts
- Contract Forms - JCT,NEC3, etc.
- Clause Amendments
- Onerous Clauses
- Reports and Overviews
Post Contract Services
After work commences and the contract is in place Arbicon assist in the successful delivery of the project with attention not only to the required QS process but to the day to day issues offering the appropriate remedies.
The full weight of our in-house team's expertise to manage your project and the risks involved will aim at proving the correct quality building, cost effectively and without delay or dispute.
In brief, Arbicon provide the most dynamic range of post contract services for large complex projects such as a stadium to smallest most simple project including:
- Contract Administrator/ Project QS
- Preparation of Final Accounts
- Contractual Procedures and Advice
- Re measurement - SMM7, NRM, CESMM
- Extension of Time Claims/ Liquidated Damages
- Loss and/or Expense Claims
- Cost Reconciliation and Cash Flow Forecasting
- Expert Reports/ Expert Determination/ Expert Witness
- Forensic Quantity Surveying
- Settling Old Final Accounts and Retentions
- Dispute Resolution by ADR - Adjudication, Arbitration, Mediation
- Litigation Support
- Defects Resolution