Quantity Surveying and Construction Cost Management Services

Rawlinsons offers the full range of core cost management services for your new build or alterations project, from concept through to final completion. We will tailor a scope of service to suit your project needs, your own needs and your budget.

capacity and experience

We have the capacity and experience to service both building and engineering projects of any size or complexity. Cost planning and cost control can be limited to just the construction works or include all of the cost centres that go to make up the total project cost, such as:

Consultants' fees
Contingencies
Cost escalation allowance for projects with a long lead time and/or construction period
Head-works and statutory charges
Finance costs
Furniture and equipment
Legal costs
Land costs
Available services during:

the planning Stage

Preliminary budgeting
Feasibility studies
Master planning
Detailed estimating
Elemental cost planning and budget control
Value management
Cash flow projections
Material selection and life cycle analysis
Procurement method selection
Conditions of contract selection
Available services during:

The procurement stage

Bill of quantities
Schedule of rates
Tender pricing
Tender analysis and reporting
Tender document auditing
Tender management
Available Services during:

the construction Stage

Progress payments
Variation estimating and negotiation
Prolongation claim assessment
Confidential financial reporting
Contractual dispute resolution
Final account negotiation and settlement
More services

Other anciliary Services

Project management
Life cycle costing
Maintenance cost planning
Replacement insurance valuations
Tax depreciation schedules
Expert witness services
Costs

What does it cost?

Cost of services depends on the scope of service required and of course the size and complexity of the project. The majority of our commissions are based on a fixed lump sum price so you know the cost up front, or some prefer to pay as you use by the hour. The choice is yours and we will always be pleased to give you a free, no obligation, written quote for your project. As a guide, the cost of providing cost management services for your project can be estimated from the following table.

Construction Cost
Cost Planning
Bill of Quantities
Contract Cost Control
Full Cost Management
under $1.0 million
1 - 2%
n.a
1-2%
Negotiable
$5 million
0.40%
0.75%
0.5%
1.65%
$10 million
0.33%
0.55%
0.40%
1.28%
$20 million
0.30%
0.40%
0.30%
1.00%
$50 million
0.20%
0.35%
0.20%
0.75%
$100 million
0.15%
0.30%
0.175%
0.625%
$200 million
0.12%
0.27%
0.15%
0.54%
Do you have any questions?
The range of services we can provide is extensive but if you don’t recognise your requirements, give us a call, tell us what you need and one of our directors will be able to assist you without any obligation.