Our core services

The core services that we provide relate
to management of project budgets,
delivery and procurement advice:

Cost Management and Quantity Surveying

Our cost management team is highly experienced with personal knowledge in all the major work sectors. This personal insight is essential in forming accurate budget forecasts that can be relied upon for internal reporting and funding requirements. Our Cost Management philosophy is to be the Clients representative providing the support necessary to achieve their budgetary aspirations. We aim to do this without affecting the overall look and feel of the design. We believe cost management input is invaluable at every stage of the project to ensure informed decisions are made at the right time, which secures the financial success of the project. Our cost management services include:

Feasibility Studies, options appraisals and strategic advice
Cost modelling and cost planning
Benchmarking (design, criteria and cost)
Procurement and contract advice
Tender documentation
Change control
Post contract cost management and control
Final account negotiation and settlement
Building services cost management
Lifecycle costing
Value for money reports

Project Management

At REAL Consulting we believe Project Management should be focused on the Client and the Clients objectives. With this in mind we seek to establish these objectives as early as possible by listening to our Client’s needs, stepping them through the construction process and asking pertinent questions. This allows us to form a clear brief which we can then use to develop an overall strategy assessing the risks and decision points along the way. Once the project is formed we work closely and collaboratively with both the delivery team and internal \ external stakeholders throughout the construction phase, through to completion & handover and into occupation. Our project management services include:

Brief development
Project delivery strategy
Site selection and analysis
Liaison with 3rd parties
Stakeholder management
Team selection
Managing consultant appointments
Reporting and communication
Overseeing Planning applications
Project programming and masterplan programming
Managing overall development budgets
Contract procedures and management
Monitoring and reporting against programme during construction
Managing building occupation
Risk and opportunity management

Other services

In addition to the core services above we also provide the following:

Contract Administration / Employer's Agent of construction contracts
Procurement advice
Value management
Project monitoring
Fire insurance valuations
Ad-hoc project and cost advice