Hardy Partnership, Dublin, Ireland,Quantity Surveyors

By: Hardy  05/12/2011
Keywords: Cost Control

Effective construction ‘cost control’ during both the pre-contract and post-contract phases is critical. In summary the services available are as follows:


Cost Advice and Estimating

  • Establish client requirements & liase with other consultants
  • Report on cost implications of the development of the site
  • Advise on the cost of alternative designs or techniques of construction
  • Prepare an approximate estimate or cost plan
  • Prepare a cost check at each stage of the design
  • Prepare comparative cost studies
  • Prepare cash flow projections


  • Advise on tendering procedures and contractual arrangements and select tenderers
  • Prepare tender / negotiation documents (i.e. Bills of Quantities, Schedules of Rates etc.)
  • Examine the lowest acceptable tender and report thereon
  • Advise on appropriate forms of contract


Cost Control During Construction

  • Check the contractors progress application and recommend payments
  • Prepare interim cost reports
  • Monitor ‘projected’ final accounts
  • Prepare budget costs for variations prior to instruction
  • Agree variations and omissions in accordance with the terms of the contract
  • Update cashflow projections

Keywords: Cost Control