As soon as contracts are let and site work starts, everything’s a potential variable. Change, as we know, is one of construction’s few certainties.
For example, a services detail requires amendment and time has to be allowed to update the architectural drawings. The architect instructs alternative fittings and a change order is required. Or site conditions change, and so does the scope of work.
Remember too, the implications of non-productive subcontractor overtime. All the time, someone should be accounting for what’s happening, and protecting your interests. Can you really do this in-house?
A range of valuable services to help you
Now imagine support from a skilled, experienced sitewise QS who assesses and manages changes affecting your project. Someone who then handles every variation order so you can focus on what you do best.
Here are some of our services:
- Reviewing drawings and document changes.
- On and off-site remeasurement.
- Preparing Variation Quotations.
- Unit rate calculations.
- Daywork valuation.
- Assessment and advice on associated time and cost impacts.
- Negotiation with third parties.
- Acceleration assessments.
- EOT and L&E assessments.
- Firming up provisional sums.
You can count on us to establish when changes to design, quality, quantities or working conditions (‘variations’) alter the contract value. Then we’ll help maximise recovery of appropriate entitlement. If required, we’ll also manage and resolve third-party claims – swiftly, appropriately and always with integrity.
More about variation assessment
Whether you’re paying for variations or recovering costs, you must stay on top of variations and maximise or minimise their financial implications. As we know from years working on diverse projects, every variation, from the smallest change to the largest, can affect your profitability.
With construction contracting being so competitive, there’s no excuse for leaving money on the table unnecessarily. Again, that’s where we come in.
We take pride in not missing things
After working on site and in project offices since the 1990s, we understand construction and how to value variations properly. We pride ourselves on getting to grips with the most complicated items and spotting the important details.
Maybe the secret lies in our flair for breaking rates down and building them up again to understand variations in minute detail. Or our ability to see things others miss. And then there’s the way we use our interpersonal and communications skills to present, argue and negotiate for you – assertively but fairly.
Discover what we can do for you
An ally like us has to be worth an exploratory chat. You’ll discover more about what we’ve done, where we’ve worked, how we look after existing clients’ interests and how we enhance their reputations. And, of course, how we’ll do the same for you…