Our client-centred service is built on:
- Value for money by balancing benefits and costs
- Strong financial management
- Effective tendering and contractual arrangements
- Matching professional expertise to client needs
- Balancing project flexibility with cost management
- Providing solutions through innovation
- Enabling our clients to maximise their resources
- Considering Health & Safety compliance as part of the design and construction processes
Feasibility Studies and Appraisals – Assessing the cost implications of developments on site and advising on the cost of alternative designs.
Life Cycle Costing/Value Engineering – Preparing budget estimates and cost plans using established cost planning techniques such as value engineering and life cycle costing to achieve value for money.
Advice on Tendering – Selecting the best method of procurement and advising on contractor selection.
Cost Management – Preparing cashflow forecasts and valuations for interim payments, assessing the cost of variations, preparing cost reports, and negotiating and agreeing the final account.
Mechanical and Electrical Services Cost Control – As buildings have become more intelligent with an increasing proportion of Mechanical and Electrical Services content and cost, our clients have sought our advice on the cost control of this element of their projects. We have therefore built up the capacity to appraise Services Engineers’ drawings and specifications and evaluate their designs in terms of value for money.
Civil Engineering Cost Control – We have built up an expertise over the years for the cost contol of civil engineering projects including cost planning, procurement, negotiating and agreeing variations and final accounts; and advising on contractual claims.
Project Management – Managing the design, procurement, and construction stages of projects.
Client’s Representative – Assisting clients with the development of the brief and coordinating the efforts of the design team to ensure the brief is realised.
Value Management – Evaluating the project in terms of value for money.
Risk Management – Identifying, evaluating, and assessing risks to project delivery and implementing decisive strategies to manage those risks.
Advice on Capital Grants and Tax Allowances – We advise on the preparation of applications for Capital Grants for education, childcare, sports facilities, community-based projects, etc. We also provide advice on tax allowances that can be offset against the cost of capital projects
Reinstatement Valuations for Insurance Premiums– Advising on reinstatement costs and preparing valuations for insurance purposes.
Loss Assessment for Insurance Claims– Preparing reports for insurance claims and negotiating settlements with insurance companies.
Evaluation of Developers’ Budgets– Evaluation and due diligence reporting on developers’ budgets; recommendations on appropriate drawdown of funds; advising on cost, programming, planning conditions, fire certification, archaeology, site investigation, and any other perceived risks.
Expert Witness– Acting as an expert witness in construction-related litigation or arbitration.
Dispute Resolution – Advising and assisting in the settlement of disputes including conciliation, mediation, litigation or arbitration.
Advice on Contractual Claims– Investigating, negotiating and advising on contractual claims.
Advice on Design & Build and PPP projects– Advising and assisting in the procurement of Design & Build and PPP contracts.
“Kane Crowe Kavanagh has provided an excellent service of support and guidance in the best interest of Astellas Ireland Co., Ltd. They have proven to be a highly professional company with a strong emphasis on good working relationships with the client and project team with accurate and regular reporting on project progress. We have no hesitation and would highly recommend Kane Crowe Kavanagh as Construction Cost Consultants and Quantity Surveyors.”