Economic viability studies – Investigation into the economic viability of projects based on the preliminary building cost estimate, method of finance, running costs and other variables; Recommendations on the above to improve the viability; Cost planning and control to ensure viability; Discounted cash flow analysis; Residual land value calculation.
Schedules of materials and labour – for contractual cost control and ordering of materials. Valuation of existing buildings for insurance or finance purposes; All services offered are in accordance with the role of a quantity surveyor as stipulated by the SACQSP and the ASAQS and all in accordance with their professional codes of conduct.
EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, ETC.
WinQS specialist QS software by ACE Solutions is used for estimating, bill production, valuations and final accounts;
Dim-X specialist QS electronic measuring software by ACE Solutions is used for taking-off dims directly from CAD and/or PDF drawings;
MS word is used when necessary for word processing services;
MS Excel is used for all spreadsheet services, e.g. viability/feasibility studies, estimating, cash flow projections, cost reporting, etc.;
MS Project is used for project management services, e.g. programming;
A number of detailed spreadsheets etc. have been compiled internally to facilitate our own formats for feasibility studies, elemental estimates, cost plans, payment certificates and valuations, escalation calculations, final accounts, etc.
Other instruments, e.g. measuring wheels, planimeters, laser equipment, tape measures, etc. are available for physically measuring from plans and/or measuring on site as and when required.