FxW’s core service is Cost Management. Our main focus is the control of cost from project conception to completion and we use the following principles in order to achieve this;
Cost Planning and Reporting
Our strategy is to provide accurate cost estimates and continually monitor this through the whole construction process. This means preparing timeous cost reports which are not retrospective and which will enable decisions to be made in order to minimise expenditure.
Challenge the design to enable best value to be achieved without compromising on quality.
Our team is experienced in all aspects of cost control and can provide advice on Specialist Areas such as Mechanical and Electrical Installations which can be a large percentage of the overall construction cost.
FxW have extensive experience and can advise on risk issues through the entire construction process.
FxW utilise the latest IT hardware and software in preparation of all documentation.
Our project management services will often be utilised alongside the quantity surveying function on projects however these do also operate independently.
Acting in the role of project manager, we provide a central communication point for the project team which combined with our technical expertise enables us to address problems directly at source which will improve the delivery of projects.
Our project management services cover the following areas:
- Employers Agent
- Contract Administration
- Advising On Client Requirements
- Appointment/Contract documents
- Due Diligence
- Monitoring Progress/Regular Site Inspections
- Risk Analysis
FXW utilise the latest specialist software programmes to improve accuracy and efficiency.
Our billing services include:
- Builders Quantities for Design and Build Projects
- Traditional Bills of Quantities
- Cost Plan Quantification for Two Stage Tendering
- Bills of Approximate Quantities and Descriptions of Work
Claims & Dispute Resolution
FXW have extensive experience in handling of claims, final accounts and disputes. Our aim is to identify and evaluate the causes of dispute and to find an honest and amicable solution to all parties.
Our claims and dispute services include the following:
- Final Accounts
- Preparation and Defence of Contractual Claims
- Delay Analysis and Programming
- Loss and Expense and Extension of Time
- Adjudication/Arbitration Assistance
Utilising our extensive experience of the development process together with our in depth quantity surveying knowledge FXW are able to offer clients a comprehensive project monitoring service.
Clients requiring this service come from a range of sources and include Banks/Funding Institutions, Grant Funders and private development finance companies.
Our service can be divided into three key stages:
- Detailed Initial Audit Report on the development proposals and identifying any risks
- Progress reporting throughout the construction phase
- Practical Completion
FxW provide quantity surveying services to a number of contractors and sub-contractors in numerous sectors.
Our clients range from sole traders to national contractors who use our skills to meet their quantity surveying requirements or in addition to their own staff.
We have experience of pricing and submitting tenders, providing on site quantity surveying support and providing full contractors quantity surveying services for specific projects.