Quantity Surveying, Contract Administration, Supervision & Specialist Advisory for Real Estate and Infrastructure
WHAT WE DO
Cost Estimating, Cost Planning and Cost Management
Image: CostX software extract of good-looking (yes!) cost plan for a new bridge for a Local Government
Our experience across Real Estate and Social Infrastructure enables DWA to deliver bespoke, reliable, bankable and realistic independent cost advice.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION
Art: Jacaranda Valley by Derek Erskine, Melbourne, reminiscent of Zimbabwe, hanging in Adre's office
We delve deeply into the complexities of the time-cost-quality triangle on our projects.
Meticulous record keeping, timeous instructions, thorough contract understanding, and straight-forward communication with builders and unbiased advice to our Clients set projects up for their best chance for success.
More than Estimating
Image : Vaulted ceiling of Korean BBQ fitout in Belconnen Mall (PM and QS Commission)
Bank and Lenders' Valuations
Life-cycle and Whole-of-Life Costing
Deterministic and Probabilistic Estimating
Financial Studies for Project Options at Concept Stage to facilitate Strategic Decision-Making
Feasibility Studies, Business Cases and Master Cost Planning for Local and State Governments
Remediation and Heritage Projects
Implementation and Auditing of Approach to Market Activities of Local, State and Federal Government Entities
PM of Pre-Contract Design and Gateway Activities of State and Federal Government Entities
ABOUT THE PRACTICE
Adre has practiced as a Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager since 1989 in South Africa, Zimbabwe and, for the last 25 years, in Australia.
The Client-facing activities fall to Adre de Waal who is supported by a core team on foot in Canberra which includes a full-time Contracts Administrator/Junior PM and a Senior Consultant QS. The local team is backed up by a remote team of Quantity Surveyors and Civil Engineering Technicians who assist with the real estate and infrastructure consultancy work.
The practice aims to grow its team to support the win-work activities over the next 12 months to a boots-on-the-ground team of 5 to cover the Capital Region and outlying Shires.
Goanna by Brett Cooke - Cookie - who lives rough in Canberra; he can be found in Civic selling his art.