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Cost Management

Regardless of the type and nature of the project, AD Group specialise in the processes to provide a rigorous and innovative quantity surveying and cost management service which is specific to our Clients' particular requirements.

Our ethos reaches far beyond the traditional range of construction cost consulting or quantity surveying. We add value by constantly checking, testing, monitoring and challenging of costs and risks from inception to completion. The results of which enable our Clients to make informed business and commit decisions.

Cost and value are foremost in our completely independent service. Particular emphasis is placed on cost planning procedures. We aim to deliver an economic solution without inhibiting creativity or flexibility; ensuring best value for our Clients.

 

Our key cost consulting services include:

  • Quantity surveying

    Quantity Surveying embodies cost management of construction,from feasibility to design and construction phases of all types of commercial and residential facilities.Quantity Surveyors work in all sectors of the construction industry worldwide, including infrastructure and process engineering projects.Quantity Surveyors understand all aspects of construction over the whole life of a building or facility.They ensure effective cost management,equating quality and value with individual Client needs.AD Group have provided such services in commercial,leisure,healthcare, infrastructure,industrial, retail, sport, educational, environmental/energy, regeneration, ISO certification and project management projects.

  • Feasibility cost planning

    Feasibility cost planning establishes a unique detailed brief, a budget cost statement, a short list of options, and an outline programme. AD Group provides a detailed examination of the shortlist of options, comparing their detail in practical terms, quality of outcome, cost and programme,  and final decision making on the preferred outcome. The preferred option’s costs are then firmed up. This enables the brief to be developed further in preparation for the design stage, and a final programme agreed. The business case can then be prepared for financial approval and funding submission to acquire finance.

  • Investment appraisal

    Investment appraisal is the process of valuing real property. Market value and location are important factors. The written report is used to obtain loans, sale price, tax matters etc.. Value-in-use, investment value and liquidation values are among the types provided.  Our methods include the cost, the sales comparison and the income approaches. We combine these with the comparative method, the investment method, the renewal method, the project method and the cost methods. AD Group focuses on the Client and other intended users and the intended use of the appraisal and appraisal report. We assist in the definition of value and any hypothetical conditions or extraordinary assumptions. The effective date of the appraisal analysis and the salient features of the subject project are considered. We then identify the scope of works needed, including the methodologies to be used, the extent of investigation, and the applicable approaches to value. We also employ the highest and best use approaches to ensure Clients achieve the best value of their investment or property.

  • Value engineering and management

    Value engineering and management in construction embodies focusing on space, elements and components to provide the lowest cost and specified quality. It is the process of making explicit functional benefits of a project, and appraising those benefits against a value system determined by the Client to ensure that the project achieves strategic fit with the core business of the Client. AD Group facilitate structured workshops to help in the identification and definition of the project and the involvement of relevant stakeholders. We implement the stages of outline process, project value systems (ie time, cost and quality), strategic and project function analysis, option appraisal and innovation, deliverable and team dynamics and facilitation.

  • Whole Life Value Analysis

    Achieves best value for money in terms of the optimum combination of whole life costs, time and design quality. We also consider environmental/ energy issues and stakeholder value drivers such as social and practical issues. AD Group uses the net present value and the equivalent annual cost methods.  We also employ single future costs, annual costs and non-annual recurring costs models to assist Clients in decision making. We consider the physical, economic and useful life of a building and its components. AD Group considers maintenance, repair, alteration, replacement, operating and demolition costs, as well as future follow on  data such as occupancy, performance and quality. High quality judgement is always provided.

  • Contractual claims consultancy

    AD Group are leaders in construction dispute resolution. Our range of services include arbitration, mediation, conciliation, adjudication, claims, expert witness, NEC 3, petrochemical, litigation support, international disputes. UAE arbitration expertise has expanded in recent years, providing third party advice for the quantum of claims through Quantities Checking. We have assisted in extensive UAE infrastructure projects in Qatar and Abu Dhabi, and have assisted  in the evaluation of assets and preparation of POMI Bill of Quantities.

  • Tax and capital allowance advice

    For Property Investors who incur expenditure on construction projects, either by funding a development or engaging a contractor, certain parts of the expenditure will attract capital allowances. The allowances can provide valuable tax relief to the investor. AD Group specialise in plant and machinery, rate of allowances, industrial building allowances, capital contributions, sideways set-off and long funding leases.

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