Estimating, Cost Managment & planning
A variety of cost estimates can be prepared, ranging from high level conceptual estimates to full detailed capital estimates to support both the needs of the end user and the business (generation of other types of estimates would be for economic analysis, management decisions and optioneering etc).
Estimating methods will recognise the level of information available and will range from factorial, paramatic and analogous to definitive estimating methods. Stapleton International can assist in all stages of the estimating process using its wide ranging experience to provide accurate detailed estimates for complex projects.
Cost Management is a broad subject encompassing all stages of a project from inception to completion. Today's market requires costs to be managed in a professional and structured manner, allowing facts to be recorded and positions safeguarded. The use of accurate cost models, cost projections and contingency management are all factors which are employed in the effective delivery of a project within the cost parameters established at the outset.
While some see stringent contract administration as potentially adversarial, this does not have to be the case.
We employ experienced commercial and contract administration personnel with extensive practical experience of project cost management. We are able to deploy individuals to enhance a client's existing commercial team, or alternatively, deploy a commercial team, or undertake the total commercial function of the project.
The project schedule and associated planning techniques provide one of the most important management tools in any project. Not only does this provide a reliable means of planning forward, it also enables monitoring of progress and change. This allows project management decisions to be made at appropriate times. In a claim or dispute, a comparison of the schedule and actual progress achieved will also be essential to demonstrate the real impact of critical change. In order to be effective, the schedule and progress records need to be developed, maintained and analysed by skilled and experienced people. Change needs to be identified from the various project records and the real impact upon the schedule determined.
Our planning specialists have wide industry experience, blending practical skills with a high level of computer and information technology literacy. Consequently we are able to ascertain the real issues quickly, logically and economically. We are well versed in all of the relevant propriety computer software packages, which we use to help us efficiently develop and produce innovative ways to present complex matters in a comprehensive and effective manner. Whether assisting with project management, recovery schedules, claim preparation, claim evaluation or providing expert witness services, our planning service produces economical and effective solutions.