As Construction Cost Consultants and Quantity Surveyors, Rawlinsons provide accurate and timely cost advice throughout both the planning and construction phases of a building project, ensuring our clients receive maximum value for money by reducing both capital and on-going costs and preventing cost overruns.

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A Rawlinsons Director is always be heavily involved in all projects, especially in the early stages of design where there is often a real absence of documentation. At this time, the experience of the Quantity Surveyor is critical in making the appropriate allowances for non-detailed items as well as the identification of risk and allowing a suitable contingency to cover such items.

Rawlinsons prides itself on its reputation within the construction industry for producing comprehensive, accurate, and easy to follow Bills of Quantities (BOQ). This standard is maintained by allocating proficient staff to BOQ production with most surveyors having a minimum of 10 years of BOQ experience. All Bills are produced in-house including services measurement, with no work outsourced. This process ensures a co-ordinated and controlled document being produced.

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Rawlinsons are advocates for the measurement of mechanical and electrical trades in Bill of Quantities. The measurement of these services trades proves effective in trade comparison, valuation of progress claims and assessment of variation claims.

As the compilors, editors and publishers of the Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook, Rawlinsons cost database has the most up to date pricing available, tracks market trends, labour awards and base material costs. Through this publication Rawlinsons has a high level of expertise in bench marking rates for various facilities.

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In our 70th year in the industry, Rawlinsons has the technical knowledge, experience and capabilities to ensure your financial interests are protected and ensuring you, the client, receives the best value for money from the design, construction and operation of your asset.

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Industry Leaders in Estimating Construction Costs

What sets Rawlinsons apart from the rest?


Rawlinsons utilise probabilistic estimation and modelling through Monte Carlo simulations carried out by computer-aided software to realize the impact, and their probabilities, on the project budgets. It is an estimation method, we believe, that is truly underutilized in the construction industry. We advocate for the use of probabilistic estimation and simulations in setting project budgets to help understand the risks and costs involved, the degree of confidence taken with a certain budget, and the correlation and dependencies of each decision made. The simulation includes thousands of iterations of the project with different scenarios to help paint a complete picture, an attainment desired in any project. 

Rawlinsons is passionate about the importance of sustainability in the built environment and have vast experience identifying the costs and benefits of incorporating sustainable initiatives and features into our projects.

Rawlinsons uses the industry's most widely recognised take off and estimating software, Cost X, ensuring all measurements for costing purposes are accurate and efficient, providing additional time for alternate cost comparisons.

Rawlinsons brings exceptional value to each project by way of an in house, fully qualified senior Quantity Surveyor, who holds an electrician license and a Diploma in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Keith Woodley’s experience and skills in this field are well known in the local industry and are sought out by both clients and other consultants.

As Construction Cost Consultants, Rawlinsons has made significant contributions to Western Australia's built environment over the last 68 years, bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge to each project. Rawlinsons is proud of the fact that our workers have an average working life with the company of over a decade. This not only shows that we provide a stable and enjoyable work environment but also that our Clients know that they will benefit through the continuity of personnel involved in their projects from start to finish.

Rawlinsons compiles and edits the Rawlinsons Australian Construction Handbook. The Director of Publishing is a highly qualified and experienced Quantity Surveyor and Construction Cost Consultant who ensures our cost database has the most up to date pricing available, tracking market trends and base material 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%
$5 million
$10 million
$20 million
$50 million
$100 million
$200 million
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 team will be able to assist you without any obligation.