The firm offers the following cost consultancy services:

  • Preparation of feasibility studies and analysis of various design considerations.
  • Preparation of cost estimates and base cost planning from sketch designs.
  • Detailed design monitoring in relation to the accepted schematic and cost plan in order to set an allowable expenditure budget.
  • Contract documentation involving drawing up of conditions of contract, tendering schedules for calling upon various tenderers, adjudication of tenders and assistance with the appointment of contractors and various sub-contractors.
  • Detailed preparation of schedules and bills of quantities.
  • Detailed elemental cost estimates
  • Conceptual project financial viability investigation
  • Site identification and residual land value analysis
  • Preparation of base cost plans
  • Developers’ feasibility studies
  • Cash flow forecasts
  • Assisting in project finance arrangements and negotiations
  • Evaluation of project finance options
  • Life Cycle costing
  • Pre-tender interviews with selected contractors
  • Insurances and warranties advice
  • Tender enquiry document preparation
  • Commercial tender adjudications
  • Preparation of contract documents

Progressive cost control and monitoring design developments during the construction phase including measuring, calling upon tenders for variations and continual costing and reporting on variations, budget levels and drawing up of cash flows. Detailed Services include:

  • Financial control of project form inception to completion
  • Financial reporting regarding authorised and contract values
  • Analysis of financial effects of changes and variations on the authorised budget
  • Design and construction variation cost control and reporting
  • As built site measurements
  • Final account settlements
  • Contract claim negotiations

To ensure optimum client compatibility and comprehensiveness, all our cost reports and presentations are tailored individually to suit various owners, project managers, architects, engineers, developers and leasing professionals.

Complimentary to traditional Quantity Surveying services the firm offers the following specialised services:

Contractual advice
Minimisation of the risk of contractual claims through the selection of the most suitable procurement system for the envisaged work. The clients’ objectives are analysed to provide the most cost effective and risk free procurement route to follow when considering terms of scope, cost, time and quality

Financial audits
Projects are sometimes negotiated with a grouping of ‘in-house’ companies and placed on a cost re-imbursable basis. Projects also often extend their pre-defined contractual and budget limits, invariably where cost control procedures are inadequate. The project or financial audit provides a report on the contractual efficiencies, contractors’ and consultants’ performances, as well as their accountability and professional integrity

Claims advise
Disputes often arise from the interpretation of contractual documents and related events. We provide a financial analysis of claim issues, including the preparation of expert opinion of contractual claims

Life cycle costing
Life cycle costing aims to identify the most cost efficient design option when considered over the functional life of the capital asset

Risk Management
Risk management techniques consider all the potential adverse conditions that may affect the construction process. The planned avoidance or transfer of risk ensures that the developers’ anticipated return is achieved.

Property Valuations
Commercial property evaluation and replacement value calculations

Viability Analyses
Provides a basis for objective decision making

Cost Planning
Provides a discipline within which designs can be with predetermined cost parameters and allows optimum use of available resource

Cost Management
Is used to minimise risk, add value and control cost review meetings ensuring clients are kept fully informed on all findings.

Contractual Control

Allows early identification of potential problems an appropriate corrective action.

Project Co-Ordination and Control of Turnkey Element

Includes co-ordination, cost and contractual management of turnkey projects where the client has not appointed his own professional team.

  • Civil Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Water and Sanitation Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Rail and Transport Engineering
  • Bulk Earthworks

According to Harold Kerzner (2001), “Project Management involves project planning, project monitoring and successful project management must achieve the project objectives within time, cost, quality, effective utilisation of assigned resources and be ultimately accepted by the customer’.

Managing a Development contract is a complex process. Durapi Consulting ensures the following:

  • Highly specialised technical team
  • Expert knowledge of supervisors at all levels
  • Experienced and professional team of Project and Programme Managers

We work with clients at each stage of the project to ensure successful development is within time, cost and quality, thereby reaching successful project hand-over.

Specific Services include:

  • Appraisal of project definition and design concept
  • Quality, cost and time control
  • Tender documentation and evaluation
  • Risk Planning

Durapi Consulting ensures the development and introduction of a holistic risk management programme, including methodology to be utilised in the execution of the risk strategy. This risk strategy is undertaken by the Project Manager in consultation with the relevant technical staff and is fully endorsed by the entire project team. A risk ranking process is followed from high to low and responsibilities for the various areas are assigned to respective personnel.

  • Risk Analysis

Durapi Consulting ensures a thorough study of the risks identified, and equates it to the project. This entails the effect of cost and design changes on the particular project. The risk analysis information is drawn from experience on previous projects, comparisons with similar projects, sensitivity analysis of alternatives and information from specialists in the respective technical fields. It must be borne in mind that risk monitoring is a constant process that must be undertaken by the Project Manager in tandem with technical staff during the entire life – cycle of the project. This ensures that initiatives to minimise risks are working and the identification of new risks are quickly identified and effectively handled.

  • Public Private Partnership transaction advisory services
  • Feasibility studies and technical due diligence
  • Project cost-benefit analysis
  • Programme optimisation and performance enhancement
  • Risk management advisory services and regulatory compliance
  • Investment frameworks
  • Infrastructure modelling
  • Land development and lifecycle planning
  • Land Highest and best use analysis
  • Enterprise project management
  • Programme management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Infrastructure
  • Business strategy
  • Organisational development and optomisation
  • Supplier development and localisation
  • Business process mapping and value engineering
  • Change management
  • Commercial and supply chain management
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management
  • Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Environmental Project Management
  • GIS Services
  • Green Building Solutions
  • Renewable Energy
  • Waste Management