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SBDS Quantity Surveyors offers the full range of quantity surveying and construction cost management services from the inception and design stage through to the final account preparation and supplementary services (including the final cost analysis). 

Services provided include:

  • project feasibility evaluation

  • estimates and cost planning

  • value engineering

  • cost risk management

  • procurement advice and documentation

  • contract administration

  • proactive cost control during construction

  • statistical analysis

  • advice regarding contractual disputes and litigation



Our in-house Green Star SA accredited professional is able to provide valuable guidance from the earliest of project stages to ensure the client reaps the benefits of an integrated design. 
SBDS is a proud member of the design team on the first building in South Africa to achieve a Four Star ‘Best Practice’ Green Star Certified rating.



Projects have become increasingly more complex and cost/time sensitive and through this realization SBDS applies appropriate pro-active and innovative project procedures and cost controls. SBDS has an uncompromising commitment to the quality of service to clients with particular reference to the role of financial management and control of projects which involves a close interaction with clients. 

The practice provides up-to-date expertise in construction cost management, property development appraisals, project viability evaluation, construction cost estimates, procurement documentation, contractual advice, final cost settlement,  engineering project services, contract mediation and other specialised services. 

Research and development is carried out on a continuous basis to ensure that the SBDS service to clients is maintained at the highest levels.



SBDS also offers professional time management and program control services, ensuring that projects are completed on time.   

Services provided include:

  • Checking and agreeing the construction program with the contractor to ensure that the base program conforms to all necessary requirements to allow for accurate monthly progress reporting

  • Providing information required schedules, based on the agreed program, and managing the information flow to ensure that the professional team meets all information deadlines as required by the program.  

  • Providing an early warning system for potential delays so that these can be mitigated or avoided

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