Construction costs management
A client is always looking for financial security. A client uses specialists for this during a design process.
Second opinion, provide certainty
However, sometimes the projects are so large or complex that a client wants extra certainty about safeguarding his budget. There may also be doubts on the part of a client about the market conformity of an estimate of an executing party for a price offer. In these cases, a second opinion on the construction or investment costs can offer a solution.
A client is always in need of financial security. During a design process a client will use various professional advisers but sometimes projects are so large or complex that a client wants additional assurance for safeguarding his investment. Occasionally a client may feel uncertain about the advice they have been given and need reassurance that the estimate they have been presented with is realistic in the current market conditions. In these cases a second opinion on the construction or investment advice given may be wise.
As we are heavily and very directly involved in the construction market in many diverse ways we are exceptionally well placed to overview advice and give a second opinion. IGG is often asked to perform this service and their opinion is much respected. Our expertise is not just cost control but an acute and clear understanding of the market and technical details of construction and investment. For a second opinion of cost estimates, the following activities are typically undertaken:
- Quick scan of the budget at implementation level to test the completeness and overall price level of the available data;
- Monitoring of the quantities of the largest cost components;
- Control of standards, prices and offer prices in the budget presented;
- Assessment of the total budget in relation to the current market;
- Assessment of the composition and size of the General Implementation;
- Assessment of the technical development in relation to the budget;
- The preparation of a complete schedule against the budget;
- The preparation of a risk analysis of the estimate;
- The preparation of optimization proposals;
- Explaining the results of the second opinion and conducting negotiations with the exporting Party.
It is clear that there is very diverse range of options and if you are at a stage where you think you may need a second opinion you probably do!
Please do contact us as we can quickly analyse your situation and advise accordingly. For us this is a very regular undertaking so we can be clear and concise for your options. IGG’s contacts are a sure route to the correct answer.
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Senior construction cost consultant
Rien is driven, creative and decisive, he is open to new developments and likes to share his experiences with others.
He gained his years of experience in the field of cost management, project planning and project management at various employers, before he founded his own company in 2013. The first years of his career he worked for a major client. In the last 10 years he has done many international projects for that company. After 1999, he worked at (small and large) consultancy firms and his specialisation in costs was further developed.
In addition to the projects that he has been carrying out since 2013 as an independent entrepreneur, he is affiliated with a large internationally oriented engineering firm for which he issues cost advice and performs cost management tasks for both small and large projects, for new construction, renovations or maintenance.
Cor has gained a lot of theoretical knowledge of MEP through attending technical education (LTS, MTS and HTS). The practical knowledge has been gained by working at several MEP companies and consulting firms.
His knowledge and experience of both the design and implementation of MEP ensure that he is a good sparring partner and that he can prepare complete, realistic and competitive cost estimates.
Construction cost consultant
Luca completed his Bachelor degree in Architecture at TU Delft in 2019. During his studies he developed a passion for large-scale construction projects. He has started at IGG in 2019. IGG is his first employer and gives him the opportunity to contribute as a construction cost consultant to such a project: the development of the Schiphol A-area project. Here he has a supporting role in the Programme Management Office-team. Their main task is to professionalise, standardise and economise the various projects in the program.
Gerard van der Heiden
MEP consultant / Projectmanager
Gerard started his working life at a MEP company where he was involved in designing, calculating and drawing building-related MEP. He now has considerable experience in various functions within the MEP technology. These positions varied from technical advisor to project manager.
In recent years he has gained experience as a cost consultant at a MEP company.
Gerard has been working at IGG since 2019 as MEP cost consultant. He focuses primarily on drawing up estimates and budgets for the MEP design. He is also a source of information for colleagues with regard to sustainability ambitions and MEP issues.
Gerard's strength lies in his analytical approach to projects and his process-based way of working.
Construction cost consultant
Bart-Jan completed his Bachelor's degree in Building Engineering Business Administration in 2015 at the Avans University of Applied Sciences Tilburg. His joint graduation research focused on creating an improved tender process at Hurks Bouw's s-Hertogenbosch, where the search for the correct answer to the increasingly complex customer demand was central.
After his studies, he started his career at various employers both within and outside the construction sector to create as many insights as possible. These insights have led to a clear vision in which Bart-Jan wants to develop in the area of construction consultancy, where his interests and qualities can be fully appreciated. Since 2019, Bart-Jan has been working at IGG as a construction cost consultant.
In addition, Bart-Jan is driven by topics such as efficient, sustainable, circular, demountable, smart & data-driven building and working.