Other Services

ECS provide a full range of construction management, financial and specialist services.

We can act as the main contractor for your development project, provide financial institution services or assist with finance applications. 

Less involved services may include insurance replacement cost estimates or other more specialist services such as engineer to contract or dispute mediation.

Our wide range of services, outside the typical scope of project management and quantity surveying, solidifies the fact that we are the ‘one stop shop’ for your development project.

Contract

Construction
Management

ECS can take on the responsibility of Construction Manager for your project. We have undertaken multi-million dollar projects on this basis, saving the Client substantial amounts in the reduction of Main Contractor preliminary and general costs, and margin.

This service can be dove-tailed with our Project Management and Quantity Surveying services, to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for your development project.

Our services include:

  •    Tendering and appointment of all sub-contractors
  •    ‘Open book’ cost reporting
  •    Implementation and management of on site Health and Safety
  •    Programme development and management
  •    Liaison with local authorities and consent procedures
Cash Flow

Financial
Institution Services

ECS provides ‘funders QS’ services, acting for high street trading banks. We provide independent project reviews, pre-condition reports, and monthly cost-to-complete certification.

Our services include:

  •    Pre-condition / Initial reporting inclusive of project documentation review, consent status, main contractor procurement, pricing and sub-contractor selection, main contractor suitability, sales and lease status and project programming.
  •    Cost-to-complete reporting and certification, with regular monitoring of project costs, programme, insurances, consent procedures, sales / lease status’ and contingency expenditure
  •    Risk identification, analysis and management
Application

Finance Application Documentation

ECS can assist you and your company finance department through the minefield of stipulations generally required by funding institutions. We have valued and long standing relationships with property finance brokers, who we can recommend, and work with, to ensure you have the very best chance of achieving your finance, at competitive rates.

We will ensure that your document looks good and has the required information contained within it, to enable the funding institutions to provide their ‘letter of offer’ for finance of your project. We will work to ensure the development budgets are adequate, and will stand the scrutiny of 3rd parties, thus ensuring ‘no surprises’ for you moving forward.

We will also be available to respond to any questions raised and are also willing to help deliver the application on your behalf.

Estimate

Insurance Replacement
Cost Estimates

ECS provides Insurance replacement cost estimating, now highly recommended by Insurers, to give building owners peace of mind, that their properties are adequately insured in the event of a rebuild claim.

We work to provide up-to-date advice, utilising current day market rates, while advising on potential cost escalation allowances, established at the time of estimate. We provide this service for both residential and commercial properties.

ECS has a substantial track record in providing these estimates as a result of an intensive commission in Christchurch, following the devastating 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

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Other Specialist Services

Other specialist services we provide include:

  •    Engineer to Contract
  •    Audit quantity surveying
  •    Dispute mediation
  •    Expert witness
  •    Client representation

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