Quantity Surveying

Our Quantity Surveying and estimating services ensure the financial control and success of projects and provide greater satisfaction with end results, improved building quality performance, budget and value accountability. This service includes the spheres of Planning, Cost Analysis and Value Engineering, to develop a realistic and constructive timeframe for the project.

Through our comprehensive system of budget estimating, cost planning, creative and organized exertion to analyse the requirements of a project for the purpose of achieving the essential functions at the lowest total costs (capital, energy & maintenance) over the life of the project, we ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.

We provide a full range of Quantity Surveying and Estimating services, which includes:

  • Budget Estimates
  • Advice on alternative construction methods and materials
  • Tender document preparation
  • Contractor selection and tender adjudications
  • Negotiations with contractors
  • Cost monitoring, control and reporting
  • Dealing with contractors claims
  • Assessment of contractors interim payment claims
  • Preparing monthly Payment Valuations
  • Valuing and agreeing variations to the project
  • Advising on cost implications of variations
  • Preparation of Final Accounts and agreement of final project cost with the Contractor
  • Estimate compilations
  • Project cost calculations and pricing
  • Cash flow forecasting

Property Developments

Our property development service includes the acquisitions of strategically situated properties, establishing design criteria, and formulating financial packages.

At the investigation stage of a specific project, we prepare an economic study of a site based on its property potential and economic viability. This economic study takes in to account all parameters, which will affect the financial profile of the project.
When it comes to property development, we use our years of experience to deliver properties that are cost effective and ultimately fit for purpose.

Feasibility Studies

As Quantity Surveyors we are recognised professionals within the construction industry acting as cost advisers and value consultants. Cost predictability requires not only solid experience but also the implementation of sound principles and methodology. Providing initial cost advice and feasibility studies are crucial during the projects inception stage. We recognise the importance of providing realistic cost advice and estimates that will contribute to the overall success of the proposed projects. Our highly qualified staff members are equipped to undertake and manage a project from pre-project inception to the project close out. Our feasibilities and cost advice will provide clients with:
  • Reliable and accurate cost advice
  • Advice on the viability of the proposed projects
  • Pre-feasibility-, detail feasibilities and capital cost estimates.
  • Advice on layout, size materials and methods of construction etc.

Construction Management

Africost offers a proactive approach to construction management. This approach assists in lowering cost, improving quality and minimizing construction claims. We bring a variety of construction expertise to every project.
Our qualified staff will manage projects to meet deadlines to deliver predictable cost, schedules and quality.

Our Construction Management services include:

  • Cost control
  • Construction coordination
  • Contract management

Project Management

Centred around the practice of strong management, good planning, control, co-ordination and leadership, and by harnessing a concentrated level of attention to detail and efficient planning, our Project Management expertise will ensure a smooth transition from start to finish on any project. We at Africost are aimed at meeting our client’s requirements in order to produce a functional and financially viable project.

We ensure that the drawing board concept is realised on time, within budget and to the required standards by implementing the necessary project management principles.

Our Project Management services include:

  • Management Consultants
  • Reporting progress
  • Advice on contracting strategies