PROJECT FEASIBILITY STUDIES
Has your development or building budget adequate contingency? What about your scheduling; has it allowed for an efficient workflow? If you have a project that needs a feasibility study, you can either take it on yourself and coordinate with the different consultants all the while keeping in mind what the Council requirements are by reading up on their Development Control Plans and such, or you can contact me, and I'll help you through the process either in an advisory role or a more hands-on approach, giving you a recommendation report outlining the best option for your budget and time.
HQ Expansion: Audi Australia, Zetland NSW
With Audi Australia being the fastest growing premium car brand in Australia, the headquarters in Zetland needed to expand since the completion of their offices in 2009. Audi Australia contacted me to provide a feasibility study for the extension floor plate on Level 7 and its cost to do so. The tasks involved included investigations in budget options, structural engineering methodology and initial talks with Council. I provided a report with recommended options based on cost, design, programme, level of disruption to trade, risk to the approval process by relevant Authorities, and integration of existing infrastructure. The client was Audi Australia.
COST PLAN ESTIMATES
Are you a builder inundated with work that you just don't have the time to measure plans? Maybe you're an architect that wants an idea of the cost of what you've designed? Perhaps you're looking at managing the construction process yourself and want an idea of what it'll cost you. A cost plan estimate provides peace of mind knowing what the cost of your project will be, or if required, the estimate can also be used as a "shopping list" should you not know what elements you can afford in your project. The estimate we provide is in the format that a builder and their subcontractors can easily quote on, which also minimises the time spent on the tendering process.
The Harvard: Kellet Way, Potts Point NSW
I was hired to manage the refurbishment of a heritage zoned 16 No. apartment block in Potts Point while it was occupied by residents, which meant that disruptions had to be minimal and everyone had to be kept informed of work types with fixed dates. The strata group had allocated a budget of $76K based on a previous quote from a contractor. However, based on experience and initial assessment of the scope, I knew that the figure they had in mind was too low. Producing the estimate, I also incorporated the difficulty of access which would increase tender prices, as well as consultant fees which was needed due to the project being in a Heritage zone.