As a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Building Engineer I have an in-depth knowledge of building construction, adaptation, re-modelling, refurbishment and their repair and maintenance to gain a commercial advantage in any project.
My experience coupled with a proven ability to manage a construction project whilst providing clear advice and problem solving capabilities ensure that projects are completed on-time, in accordance with specifications/contract documents and are delivered within budget.
I am able to lead a project from inception to completion and indeed beyond, advising clients on each stage of the project on how best to achieve their project brief and objectives, advising on procurement strategies, building contracts, compliance with best practice and ensuring that my aim to exceed client's expectations are achieved.
Whether a new build construction, refurbishment, internal fit-out or repair/maintenance project, I am ideally placed to assist no matter the size of project.
For most clients projects represent a major investment of time, money and emotions, why don't you give me a call to see what I could do for you?
When the client is unsure how or indeed whether to proceed with a project I often undertake feasibility studies to determine the change of use, redevelopment of buildings or sites in line with Planning, Building Warrant, Conservation Area Consents and all Local Authority approvals which would be needed for the proposed project.
Part of the Feasibility Study outlines the extent of works required to redevelop a building or construct a new building, whilst detailing budget costs to give the client a good understanding of the options available to them and risks.
My knowledge of projects through my experience of acting as Contract Administrator, Project Manager, Project and Development Monitor across a range of types of building provides a commercial edge in preparing a feasibility study.
When acting as Project Manager I take the time to understand your business and project goals to help ensure that your project is completed on time, within budget and to the right quality standards.
I can provide advice and assist in choosing the correct procurement route, through appointment and managing any consultants and sub-consultants, development of the initial and tender designs and documents, management of the tender process, appointment of the contractor, to management of the construction project to ensure your project is delivered efficiently.
My thorough understanding of construction law, building contracts, construction and building technology ensures correct and effective delivery of your development.
A Project Monitor minimises risk when financing is involved in projects and I have experience of acting on behalf of the majority of major funders. My experience extends across a wide variety of developments from new-build residential developments to veterinary surgeries, large-scale bakeries to one of scotland's first coffee drive-thrus, children's nurseries to large speculative offices, and recyling centres to hotel conversions.
I take my time to talk with clients, identifying their goals, critical factors and risks to plan how best to achieve a successful project. As a funder or investor, it is imperative to mitigate risk and protect interests by ensuring that projects are delivered on-time, on-budget and to the highest quality.
I can prepare Development Appraisal Reports scrutinizing Local Authority Consents, design team appointments, professional insurances and warranties, tender documentation, tender returns, building contractors, contractor insurances and other relevant documentation such as environmental reports. Utilising my experience I outline cost risk items and areas of concern that can allow these items to be reviewed and risks reduced prior to commencement on-site.
Once on-site, my focus is on ensuring that the project meets the client's needs and expectations, is delivered on-site and on budget undertaking inspections throughout the works.