Scenario You work for a multi-disciplinary firm and have been appointed to the pre-contract team of surveyors at stage 2 – Concept Design of a project. The client proposes to construct a development of eight single-storey steel-framed light industrial units. This will be on an edge-of-town site with a total GIFA of 1.850m: and with associated provision for loading and parking. The site is located in the North-East of England. There are existing buildings on the site that require demolition. An early ground investigation report has identified areas of contamination to the north west corner of the site.
The units will be for let and the client requires the buildings to be low maintenance in order to minimise running costs and to ensure a good return on their inkestment over the long term
Task You are the Quantity Surveyor assigned to this project and you are scheduled to have a project briefing meeting with the client.
Write a briefing note for your client that critically analyses the following
• the importance of establishing the client’s requirements for the development early in the design process:
(approximately 500 words)
• the need to consider site and design factors and their impact on the cost of construction in the short and long term,
(approximately 750 words)
• early cost control methods used to establish the cost limit for the project including recommendation of a suitable approach (approximately 750 words)
Note Include sketches and calculations to aid explanation and provide a visual understanding of the site and design factors that could affect the cost of construction.
Clearly state your assumptions and provide examples to support your explanation or discussion.