In Conversation With Us
Tom Higgins, Director, Laing O’Rourke
Dez Walker talks to Tom Higgins from Laing O’Rourke about Everton FC’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock.
Right now, our bill production services team is busy producing bills of quantities for eight of the top ten contractors in the UK, ranging from individual work packages to projects worth over £750million.
From traditional and modern construction works to civil engineering, our in-house team of experienced Senior Quantity Surveyors are agile and nimble in all the right skills. That’s Standard Method of Measurement (SMM7), New Rules of Measurement (NRM 2), Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement 4 (CESMM4), Method of Measurement for Highway Works (MMHW) to be precise.
We’re a vital part of a design and build contractor team. We make it our mission to identify any potential value engineering opportunities, plus discrepancies within the tender documentation. And that includes pricing points, notes and reminders in the bills as necessary. It’s all about attention to detail and insistence on the highest quality output.
Because when you’re talking bills of quantities, small things like this really do make a big difference and can be the difference between our client’s winning or losing a project.
Using industry-leading software including CostX, ConQuest (Q Series), Bluebeam – supported by Autodesk Navisworks – our team can quickly produce accurate Bills in CITE, Excel and PDF formats.
Our investment in CostX ensures we’re using the very latest technology to deliver the highest quality service that Walker Sime is so well known for.
CostX is an all-in-one 2D and 3D measurement tool that enables take-offs to be live-linked to Bills, ensuring greater efficiency, accuracy, and a clear audit trail.
The CostX files can also be swiftly exported and shared, giving our clients complete visibility over the quantities – helping to accelerate project progression with minimal input from our team.
These time-saving technologies – in the hands of trusted experts, of course – really help to effectively measure complex construction projects, leaving practically zero margin for error. Added to that the ability to easily share and revisit plans and it’s no wonder our clients are so confident in the detail and accuracy of Bills of Quantities produced by Walker Sime.