Quantity Surveying is at the centre of Markhams professional expertise and experience. We provide the full range of pre and post contract Quantity Surveying and cost control services.
We manage costs from the initial scheme inception right through to completion of the development and agreement of the final account. We are committed to delivering 'Best Value' in terms of quality, cost and time, and to exceeding the expectations of our clients.
Cost management is a core skill which we are constantly updating and improving in order to stay at the forefront of our industry. We continually seek 'Best Value' for our clients with the full understanding that this does not necessarily mean lowest cost or price.
Markhams provides a complete Quantity Surveying service from initial inception to final account, including the following services at the various stages of a building project:
Client Representative is a project management style role under the PPC 2000 form of partnering contract, which is integral to the collaborative team approach to driving forward the project partnering process.
Our practice ethos of openness, trust and integrity makes us strong supporters of collaborative and team working. Combine our ethos with our experience and expertise, and it makes us the right choice to act as Client Representative, often coupled with our Quantity Surveying service.
Markhams provide the full spectrum of Client Representative services at different stages of the project alongside fellow team members, including:
- Administering the Contract
- Contribution to the Partnering Timetable and Project Timetable
- Organising partnering meetings and workshops
- Managing value engineering
- Agreeing key performance indicators
- Developing a project brief
- Finalising the partnering contract
- Issuing contract instructions
- Monitoring progress and performance
- Managing handover
- Undertaking post contract evaluation
Our extensive experience and knowledge has led us to the forefront of providing a unique client focused Employer's Agent service, which has delivered countless successful projects.
Markhams was one of the first practices to see the benefits to clients, in procuring developments using Design and Build. We were involved in some of the first Design and Build projects undertaken by Housing Associations.
Markhams provides a pro-active and client focused Employer's Agent service which drives the delivery of projects, on time, on budget, and without compromising quality. The duties we undertake include:
We have qualified and experienced Project Managers who are able to co-ordinate and manage people and resources to achieve results. The quality of our Project Management Service is dictated by the people who work for us, we support them, and give them the tools to innovate and improve.
Our most successful projects, for our clients (and rewarding for ourselves) have been those where we have been able to share and establish our ethos, from day one, and where those with whom we have worked have responded in like manner.
Markhams provide a full range of Project Management services, which includes the following:
- Defining the brief and objectives
- Assisting with team appointments
- Estimating resources
- Surveys and investigations
- Feasability Studies
- Option appraisal
- Contractual arrangements
- Administration of the project
- Tracking and reporting on progress
- Quality management
- Handover and financial completion
The new CDM Regulations 2015 has put more emphasis on good health and safety management throughout the design and procurement process. Markhams with it's experience of acting as Planning Supervisors and CDM Coordinators under the old Regulations is well placed to provide Principal Designer services.
Our Principal Designer service compliments our role as Employer's Agent or Client Representative. We assist the client in meeting their legal obligations and responsibilties under the new CDM Regulations, and help steer the design and procurement process to achieve safer developments.
We understand that good health and safety leads to improved design and construction solutions, saves money and saves lives. Our service is founded on good practical advice, which seeks to contribute to the project.
We provide all the services required of a Principal Designer to fulfill the role under the 2015 CDM Regulations, plus further optional services required to assist clients. Our CDM Services include the following: