- Langdon Every & Seah Representative Office (1973-1974)
- PT. Rislianto (1975-1990)
- Davis Langdon & Seah Indonesia PT. (1991-1999)
Through experience and team work our main aim is to: control cost, limit risk and add value on construction projects and to adopt a positive role in assisting the Client to achieve his objectives.
Most clients when faced with the need to commit large sums of money to capital construction projects understand the advantages of appointing a Quantity Surveyor directly to safeguard their interests.
The protection this affords begins in the early stages of the project when budgets are prepared and advice is given regarding contractual procedures and the selection of Contractors. The technique of cost planning is used to aid the production of final designs within budgets and when Client approval is given contract documents are prepared to enable construction to proceed.
Cost monitoring and the valuation of work in progress continues throughout the construction period and the final account for the work is prepared and agreed, thus ensuring that the Client’s interests are protected until the whole project is completed.
A Quantity Surveyor (QS) is a construction cost advisor, by virtue of specialist training and experience has developed a strong understanding of construction economics which enables him to:
- Advice on what a project would cost.
- Advice on what size and standard of structure can be erected for any given budget.
- Advice on the economics of a project and the preparation of a budget.
- Co-operate with the designers to ensure that a building can be erected within an approved expenditure limit.
- Advice on tendering procedures and contractual arrangements.
- Prepare documents for obtaining tenders and arranging contracts.
- Exercise control during construction so that the budget is not exceeded without authority.
- Act with the Architect or Engineer to ensure that the financial provisions of the contract are properly interpreted and applied so that the Client’s financial interest is safeguarded and the Contractor is paid a proper price for the works.
- With accurate preliminary cost advice a realistic budget can be prepared.
- By continuing cost advice and cost planning will ensure the best value for money can be obtained within the budget figure.
- By choosing the right conditions of contract, the most suitable tendering arrangements and the right contractors for the job, the work can be carried out In the most efficient and economical manner.
- With Bills of Quantities giving concise, comprehensive and accurate information the most favorable tenders may be obtained either by competition or negotiation and the contract placed on a sound financial basis.
- With cost control and regular financial statements during the progress of the work, unexpected extras may be avoided and everyone may be kept informed of the financial state of the job.
- By making the most of the appointed Quantity Surveyor’s services the Client is assured of the financial advice and control essential for obtaining value for money.
This early advice allows a realistic estimate of expenditure to be made and maintained during the design process so that the Client obtains the best value for money.