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Eggs in one basket – weighing up the risk of multi-letting packages to one subcontractor

I was letting a ventilation package to a subcontractor and there was a big AHU (air handling unit) partially connected to the package. With the AHU,...

Bringing your construction team into the procurement process

It’s difficult not to feel isolated as a QS. Everyone working around you on a project tends to work within a team, whereas the QS tends to work as...

Understanding where materials are sourced

A few years ago, I was trying to source a carpet that had been specified by the architect. I knew a little about carpets and competitive rates, and...

Making the most of equal approved

When you’re handed a job as a QS, you want to find the potential financial gains that you can make based on what you’ve allowed versus the scope,...

I’m late issuing a Payment Notice – What next?

Download the Ebook We’ve all felt that pang of dread when you realise you’re late to issue a payment notice on time, and it’s on a...

Squeezing every penny – Is it really worth it?

Knowing when to stop squeezing your supply chain is an important intuition that you develop with time. Most people involved in procurement see their...
 

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