At Chrysalis we understand that to ensure a successful outcome, a project requires careful setting up to clearly define objectives. Its goals and objectives, identify appropriate budget and program, whilst maintaining the ability to manage change within budget; from inception to completion. Chrysalis regards the establishment of Cost Planning along with Cost Management Procedures for the Briefing and Design and Construction stages, critical to a successful project outcome.
Cost Planning Services in Perth
Our team utilises historical and benchmark rates from a number of industry standards and where appropriate, we quantify and cost in detail from the earliest point of our involvement. We isolate and assess each component and sequence of the project, and allocate an appropriate budget to the key issues. Chrysalis can provide cost management services and advice throughout brief finalisation, the feasibility stage, the schematic design stage; We can also assist in the preparation of contract documentation; identifying pitfalls, challenges and manage risks.
Chrysalis has extensive experience in cost management consulting and in the management and use of 3D software. We utilise a multitude of software programmes and packages, which enable fast and detailed measurements utilised for cost planning and bills of quantities.
The various software packages that we use provide the following advantages:
• Real take-off time savings and faster response times
• Increased measurement accuracy. Dimensions are generated directly from CAD file
• Robust reconciliations which highlight changes between drawing revisions
• Direct links to our cost and rates database
• Customised reports
Our team of specialists can present clients with accurate cost management plans in the project management process. Our software also provides the project team with real-life modelling of the construction process and key information for the construction phase, such as materials and labour scheduling. BIM cost modelling is sophisticated, allowing for project cost estimates to effectively avoid overspending and deviations from work schedules, which add unnecessary costs to the project. This information will enhance the overall cost management plan and project outcomes by providing an accurate platform to develop and manage opportunities and risk associated with any scheme.
In conjunction with the BIM cost modelling we also revert back to 2D cost checking. We undertake this ‘traditional’ measurement technique to check the bulk outputs of the BIM model which will identify any inherent errors in the model.
Briefing and Design
The briefing and design phase begins with the pre-qualification and selection of tenderers. Our team conducts ongoing reviews of brief versus approved budget, preparation of detailed FF&E budgets, and analysis and incorporation of non-construction costs within the budget. The preparation of cost plans and estimates include:
- Master plan and concept design
- Feasibility Studies
- Design development
- Project Budgeting
- Value engineering and option studies
Our value for money analysis takes into consideration area efficiency, design efficiency, the whole of life costing/analysis, and ESD requirements.
Chrysalis offer specialist advice in all value management reviews and design presentations. With a focus on the total end cost, we ensure that the best outcome is delivered to our clients.
Contact us today for project cost consultancy services.