Quantity Surveying, Contract Administration, Supervision & Specialist Advisory for Real Estate and Infrastructure

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WHAT WE DO

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QUANTITY SURVEYING

Cost Estimating, Cost Planning and Cost Management

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Our experience across Real Estate and Social Infrastructure enables DWA to deliver bespoke, reliable, bankable and realistic independent cost advice.

CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION & SUPERVISION

Project Management

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.

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SPECIALIST ADVISORY

More than Estimating

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  • 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.

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TALK TO US

ANZ Building
Level 4, 15 Moore Street

Canberra ACT 2601

02 6169 4033

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