I am a graduate Quantity Surveyor with over 30 years experience in managing construction and property related projects. I have experience in industrial, energy, residential, commercial, mining, and civil engineering construction projects. My skillset includes estimating, construction planning, costing, quantity surveying, business development, construction management, commercial management, contractual matters, dispute resolution, and technical aspects of construction management. During the past years, I have fulfilled positions of company director, project director, senior estimator, development manager, commercial manager, contract administrator, contracts manager, senior quantity surveyor, site agent and site quantity surveyor. I have experience in Fidic, NEC, JBCC and GCC contractual conditions. I have expert experience in using specialised construction management software including CCS Candy iTWO Estimating/Valuations, CCS iTWO Planning, Microsoft Project, and BuildSmart iTWO ERP software. Further, I have experience in mentoring and training of staff together with designing and setting up company computer systems. I am available to work on a contract role or permanent role in South Africa and internationally. If preferred, rather than working on an hourly rate, I can work to an agreed amount for the work that needs to be done. As a specialist construction management consultant, I can assist companies to : Undertake business analyses of company operations, Prepare business plans, Develop marketing strategies and tender sourcing strategies, Manage commercial and contractual aspects of projects, Dispute resolution on "No win No Fee" basis, Prepare project risk assessments, Prepare expert witness statements in dispute resolution cases, Implement production improvement methodologies on projects, Formulate cost reduction strategies, Implement different construction methodologies, Provide technical advice, Formulate staff performance appraisals, Develop and implement company IT systems, Develop company database management systems, Develop online mobile datacapturing systems for sites. Using the RIBCCS suite of software, I assist companies to : Set up and maintain a customized resource based estimating system, Manage tender processes, Prepare financial forecasts, Prepare Bills of Quantities for projects, Estimate resource requirements for projects, Estimate costs using resources as a basis, Estimate costs for alternative design proposals, Prepare construction programs, Prepare and submit delay claims, Forensically analyze delay claims, Link bills of quantities to construction programs, Resource construction projects based on the estimate and the construction program, Update resource requirements based on methods of execution as work progresses, Integrate cost reporting between CCS and BuildSmart, Integrate Subcontract payments between CCS and BuildSmart, Update construction programs as work progresses, Update construction programs to level resource requirements, Forecast resource requirements as projects progress, Valuate work as projects progress, Manage subcontracts, Set production targets, Report on costs with comparisons to budgets and allowables, Report on resource wastage, Report on production rates, Update the companies estimating system variables based on realistic performance on projects, On the job training in conjunction with employees completing their work, Integrate RIBCCS and BIM Models, Extract the true value of RIBCCS software.
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