Surveying and Consultancy Services
The cornerstone of our operations; Cost and commercial management are at the heart of everything we do. Shard offers a full range of Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management Services including measurement, Bill of Quantities production, contract documentation, tender management, valuation, project accounting, cost/value reporting and auditing and forensic quantity surveying.
Cost Planning and Cost Management
Cost control is an integral part of any scheme. From inception to completion Shard can plan and manage cost at every stage of a project, enabling extensive control over value and risk. Though comprehensive change control procedures and documentation and reporting we aim to provide clients with maximum flexibility and control over cost, risk and delivery allowing them to plan and implement decisions for the benefit of their long term project goals and the life of their buildings.
Our cost services include: cost planning and engineering, forecasting, procurement, benchmarking and analysis, valuation and re-measurement.
Contract Administration, Progress and Change management
Shard’s experience of working across a diverse range of industry and business sectors enables it to provide a full and comprehensive contract administration and management service. We are experts in a variety of contract forms including (but not limited to) JCT, NEC, PPC2000, ICE, RICS and CIOB and are experienced in developing and working with bespoke contracts. In addition to acting as employer’s/client's agent, Share is equally happy integrating into wide project teams providing commercial and contractual administration and support.
Project and Programme Management
Shard’s experience of working with cross industry partners and delivering projects across a variety of client sectors enables us to provide a professional, expert service to execute projects by efficient and effective methods; whatever its complexity.
Shard maintains a range of project controls and implements a robust document control and change control procedure on every project to ensure a fluid information flow and to monitor project costs and risk.
Shard aims to challenge behaviours, communicate effectively and improve working methodology to promote collaborative working throughout the project team and supply chain. We offer a hand in glove approach to our clients, working closely with them to understand their operational needs and goals in order to provide the most suitable route for the management of any scheme.
When combined with our commercial services, our project teams can provide a transparent and consistent delivery service
Dispute and Claims Service
The Shard team are experienced in dealing with a range of contract management and dispute resolution scenarios and offer our clients an honest and independent advice service.
Good commercial management from the outset of any project can avoid potentially damaging or costly claims at a later stage. Our commercial management teams can help with contract negotiation, procurement and risk management strategies to aid our clients to achieve informed and manageable outcomes
Should a dispute or claim situation arise we aim to offer a clear, concise and honest opinion on any claim or contractual matter and if necessary aid our clients to develop a defined and robust case as part of any claim or defence as required.