A common mistake in the construction industry is the lack of external expertise hired. Developers may think that they can save money by hiring the bare minimum consultants. The fact is that the construction industry is a costly, complicated one, where any project has numerous complex elements and layers to it. Hiring a qualified cost expert with extensive project management experience, such as a Quantity Surveyor, is the safest and most effective way of ensuring the success of a construction project. After all, we are hired by the financial institutions/banks as their trusted project manager to monitor construction projects.
You do not want your hard-earned money to be spent on recovery due to lack of a contingency, nor do you want the quality of your project to suffer due to “quick fixes” and unrealistic timeframes. This is where we, as Quantity Surveyors, come in; you need a trustworthy professional with the technical knowledge and expertise to make sure that your project reaches fruition while meeting budget, time, and quality constraints. Spend a little on making them a key part of your team to save a lot on your large project costs.