What is a Pre-Construction Report and Why is it Important?

A Pre-Construction report is a comprehensive assessment of a construction project, usually prior to commencement. It’s an essential step in the planning process that helps identify the construction cost, potential issues and risks that ensure a successful development. In this article, we’ll explore what a preconstruction report is and how it contributes to the development.…

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Elemental Cost Plans: Everything You Need to Know

Elemental Cost Plans break down the costs associated with a construction project into various elements, but not each individual trade. An Elemental Cost Plan is generally prepared during the design phase of a construction project to give an early indication of the cost of a project. What is an elemental cost plan? An elemental cost…

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Council Cost Report

Council Cost Reports (also referred to as a n”Registered Quantity Surveyors Detail Cost Report”, “Detailed Cost Estimate” or a “Council DA Estimate”) refer to a report requested by council upon submission of a Development Application. Regardless of the construction value of the project, the council will require you to submit a cost summary report –…

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What can a Quantity Surveyor do for me?

The role of a Quantity Surveyor is essential in ensuring construction projects stay on budget and on schedule. A Quantity Surveyor is essentially responsible for the reporting of a project’s cost from start to end. They will often provide cost reports at various stages of construction to a number of parties involved in the Construction…

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Quarter of a Century

    While everyone was busy talking about being forced into a lockdown across Sydney last week, we were busy celebrating turning 25! Albeit, it was a very very quiet one with the team working from home, but that just means we will get to celebrate in a bigger way once we are able to!…

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What is Quantity Surveying?

If you’ve worked on a construction project you may have come across a Quantity Surveyor (QS). However a number of people who have never worked in the industry, or are entering the property market, may have never come across such a consultant.

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