As the name implies a range of services aimed at driving certainty to a project. It is based on managing a collaborative approach involving the design team and contractor's as well as budget controls. Want to reduce risk by earlier Contractor involvement and a stronger coordinated design - talk to us.
For Developers, Clients, Procurers of Built Assets, Government, Development Financiers, Insurers, Loss Adjusters and any one who would be considered a Client/Employer in Construction in New Zealand. If you have been on this side of projects, how many times have you faced deficiencies in the design, poor coordination, poor tender docs that create risk for you and the bidders/eventual contractor. Have you ever held the professional service providers accountable - probably not. You may well be interested in what our service offering is. Its new and to the best of our knowledge not being provided elsewhere. Simply we check your design and docs against the consultancy agreements, perform QA and Coordination checks and report required changes in order to qualify for payment in accordance with their agreements. This reduces the potential for time and cost overruns and reduces risks for bidders that would either be priced resulting in increased costs, or missed causing potential distress of Contractors at build stage. We call it Loophole Engineering in turn driving Certainty, hence our brand name. Sounds good? We are happy to come and talk to you. Better still we are of the opinion that we can demonstrate our fee is cost neutral.
Risk requires education of those involved not necessarily regulation. Whilst risk is prevalent in Construction, historically it was common that the Contractor took on a project and the reward for dealing with the risk was profit (or loss). So whats changed?
Perhaps the understanding of the risk has eroded, perhaps Contractor's have just become complacent, perhaps Clients are being unfair in the allocation of the risk. Or - perhaps the Contractor has just not read what is expected, or understood it, or priced for it accordingly. So who's fault would that be?
The client for proposing the "unfair" risk, or the Contractor for not managing it correctly?
Each project will be different, however the message would be the same for the Contractor. Understand the risk, measure it, price it, tag it or walk away.
If your a Contractor and want a confidential discussion about how our services can help protect you - please contact us.