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Chartered Quantity Surveyors & Construction Contract Consultants

List of Services

Arbitration, Adjudication, Expert Witness and Litigation support Services.
Valuation of construction/ building works. Ascertaining building / construction costs.
Procurement advice/ assistance with preparation of contracts.
Contract Administration, Project Management and Commercial Management of Construction Projects.
Loss and Expense Claims/ claim evaluation and defence. Advice on Counterclaims, set offs and resolving contra charges etc.
Applying for extensions of time / defences to delay claims and Liquidated and Ascertained Damages.
Assistance with accounts, pricing of variations / resolving final accounts etc.
Debt collection / Payment difficulties.
EXAMPLES OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO SOLICITORS.
Preparation of Expert Reports: a) on the building costs of a restaurant in Aberystwyth, b) part completed house in Derbyshire ,c) also on condition and costs of repairing a dilapidated Public House in Birmingham, d) Repairs to a motorway bridge and e) the defence to an adjudication Referral concerning the delays and costs for an extension to a house in Leicester, f) Expert report on defects and costs of Barn Conversions in Hereford, g) Expert report on defects and cost for conversion of 1st Floor offices into Church meeting hall and nursery.
EXAMPLES OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO MAIN CONTRACTORS.
For a Design & Build Main Contractor, operating in the Health Sector -Adjudication assistance i.e. preparation of Referral Notice and managing process, for a dispute, on a £1.5 million project. Dispute settled part way through process with settlement of £150,000.00.
Design & Build Main Contractor operating in commercial and housing sectors – preparation of loss and expense/ extension of time claims for a £4.25 million and £11 million project.
For same company – review and defence to delay / loss & expense claim totalling £600,000 from an M&E subcontractor and assistance with resolving problem M&E variations.
EXAMPLES OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO SUBCONTRACTORS
Assisting an M&E subcontractor with account problems on a £1million plus supply and install school subcontract in London and providing adjudication input/ assistance in 2nr. successful adjudications against the large international contractor.
Assisting an architectural metalwork company with the resolution of account issues.
Assisting a dry lining, plastering & ceiling subcontractor with an account in dispute with a Main Contractor and assisting with adjudication.
Flooring Subcontractor – review and comment on subcontract documents prepared by Main Contractors and drafting suitable responses. Preparation of standard terms and conditions.
For fix only Window Installers - Review subcontracts prepared by Main Contractors and drafting suitable responses on risks and items to clarify etc. Assisting/ helping, with the resolution of problem accounts and debt collection. Preparing, disruption/ lack of productivity claim documents. Attending contract negotiation and pre-let meetings with Main Contractors.
For Curtain Walling Subcontractor - defence to contra charges / set off costs for delay i.e. preparing extension of time applications and cost claim submissions.
EXAMPLES OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO A SUPPLIER.
Window Supplier - assisted with the resolution set offs / contra charges imposed by Main Contractors operating in the Manchester area.
EXAMPLES OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO CONSUMERS/ MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.
Assisting a Client with the defence to a claim from a Building Surveyor for disputed fees and with a counterclaim for negligence in respect of the contract administration of a house extension and later with the response documents in an Arbitration.

Acting as Contract Administrator on an extension to a property.

EXAMPLES OF ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO OTHER CONSULTANTS.

Part of a team working on a Litigation case, against a Structural Engineer, for design problems on an apartment / commercial complex/ job in Scotland.

Part of a team working on a Litigation case against a Management Contractor who organized the construction of a Hotel in London.

Part of a team working on an arbitration concerning a bridge.

Part of a team working on a London Stadium in the initial stages of the dispute between the Main Contractor and the structural steelwork subcontractor.

Report for a power supply subcontractor working on a railway contract on possible claims

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