Robert Chalke Associates

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RCA Quantity Surveyors provide traditional Quantity Surveying, Cost Management and Dispute Resolution Services to the construction industry in the United Kingdom and overseas.

We offer a complete service, ranging from financial and contractual control and management of construction projects to the resolution of disputes for both building and civil engineering projects.

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

RCA Quantity Surveyors' expertise in this field is based on many years of successful provision of quantity surveying services, managing costs and contract procurement for clients on their building projects.

We have experience of a wide range of projects and contract procurement systems.

Our services include:

  • Feasibility Studies and Development Appraisal
  • Estimating and Cost Planning
  • Bills of Quantities
  • Tender Procurement and Contract Advice
  • Negotiation
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Cost Monitoring and Control
  • Interim Valuations
  • Final Accounts
  • Insurance Valuations
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Value Engineering
  • Financial Audits
  • Maintenance/Term Contracts
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Forensic Quantity Surveying

Investigation and analysis of historical events can assist in the settlement of accounts.

In this respect RCA Quantity Surveyors have worked with clients to establish the true cost of construction and with insurers to establish loss and expense caused by Fire, Water and Storm Damage.

  • Investigation and Analysis of Events
  • Assessment of Entitlement
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Contractual Advice

RCA Quantity Surveyors provide professional and commercial advice on the merits and details of the various forms of construction contracts. Our clients range from small sub-contractors to international developers and contractors.

  • Selection and Preparation of Contract Documents
  • Advice on issues throughout the Contract process
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We provide programmes in various formats for pre-tender, post-tender and claims.

  • Pre-tender programmes
  • As built programmes
  • Critical path programmes
  • Impacted programmes
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Project Management

A project manager provides the link within a construction team. Our project management ensures that projects are delivered to the agreed specification, programme and cost with the minimum of risk.

We include:

  • Brief Development
  • Planning and Programming
  • Advising on Procurement
  • Advising on Contractor and Consultant Appointments
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Risk Management
  • Cost Management
  • Delivering projects on time and within budget
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  • Preparation and Rebuttal
  • Delay analysis for Extension of Time applications
  • Quantum
  • Loss and Expense
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Dispute Resolution

Our team of highly qualified professionals are able to advise and prepare documentation to assist in the resolution of disputes. Our team are fully conversant with varying dispute resolution procedures including:

  • Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
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Energy Efficiency Advice

Energy Efficiency and Reduction of Carbon Emissions are becoming increasingly important nationally.

Non-domestic buildings, including offices, shops, schools, hospitals and factories, account for nearly a fifth of the UKs carbon emissions, whilst domestic buildings account for a further 15% - 20%.

RCA Quantity Surveyors offer the following advice to clients in making energy savings and reduction of carbon emissions:

  • Carbon Surveys
  • Calculation of Carbon Footprint
  • Calculation of energy consumption in common units
  • Information on Low Carbon Technologies
  • Improving Energy Efficiency in traditional buildings
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