Our suite of services includes

  • Independent estimating
  • Estimate validation
  • Project cost administration
  • Procurement
  • Scheduling
  • Cost management
We specialise in ensuring the financial health of large scale, complex construction projects in the mining, engineering, petrochemical, infrastructure and commercial sectors. We pride ourselves on the integrity and transparency of our reporting systems and with tight upfront cost management, we ensure that there are no unforeseen surprises for our clients.

As the intermediary between our clients and their principle consultants, we have a reputation for integrated independence in our delivery of transparent and dedicated cost management services. Personalised service, rapport with our clients and cross-cultural competence is the cornerstone of our success. As an integral part of the client’s team, we offer innovative ideas, informed guidance and honest advice.

Our knowledge, expertise and experience enable us to identify critical pathways and activities to deliver financial success. We have an international reputation for being solid, reliable and an accurate financial safety net, which ensures our clients can get on with their business of delivering their projects and achieving acceptable returns on capital employed.

Unlike other providers, these services are not part of a bigger engineering and project management offering. From inception, the company has concentrated only on these specific services within a project.

From inception we assess the financial requirements of projects thoroughly, often stepping beyond the traditional brief to assist the client with diverse aspects of the project such as financial packaging solutions, initial yield maximisation and IRR refinement and analysis.

PCC is a responsible corporate citizen striving to make a difference in the communities in which we operate. We regularly enter into joint ventures to support the professional development of members of local communities through professional knowledge and skills transfer.

Estimating & Scheduling

Feasibility Phase

Our experienced multi-skilled estimate teams will assist and guide clients and their consultants through all the estimate phases. Through early involvement in the project, our in depth market knowledge and vast project experience across all disciplines ensure you benefit from accurate and unbiased information. This enables you to make informed financial decisions with confidence through this critical phase of the project.

Estimating and costing and scheduling services include:

  • Development of the WBS structure
  • Developing the estimate plan
  • Estimate compilation and development during the following study stages:
    • Concept
    • Pre-feasibility
    • Feasibility
    • Pre-tender
    • Definitive
  • Quantity take-offs and pricing
  • Indirect cost calculations
  • Benchmarking
  • Escalation calculation
  • Cash flow forecast
  • Contingency and project risk determination
  • Production of indirect and direct man hour estimates (where possible)
  • Basis of estimate report
  • Independent estimate reviews, audit, validation and benchmarking
  • Developing client-specific estimate templates based on PCC master templates
  • Construction sequence project scheduling

Quantity Surveying

  • Tender Preparation
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Value Engineering
  • BOQ Priced/ Unpriced
  • Post Contract Management
  • Monthly Certification
  • Re-measurement
  • Monthly Cost Reporting
  • Running Final Accounts

Contract Services

Our team members have sound knowledge and experience across a range of diverse projects and comprising all disciplines, including:

  • Mine infrastructure
  • Civil work
  • Structural steelwork
  • Plate work
  • Mechanical equipment erection
  • Process piping
  • Electrical and instrumentation installations
  • Mining – open cast, decline shafts and vertical shafts
  • Rail and port
  • Commercial, industrial and leisure buildings

Contract Administration and Project Controls Services

A: Pre-Contract/Pre-Construction Phase:

The selection and risk assessment of the most appropriate contracting strategies, tender documentation, and appointment of the most suitable contractors is essential to ensure the success of a project. PCC offers the following services during the pre-contract phase of the project:

  • Advice and selection of suitable contracting strategies
  • Contract documentation reviews
  • Preparation of Bills of Quantities and Schedule of Rates
  • Contractor selection
  • Support with development of the Project Procurement Operating Plan (POP)
  • Support with the development of the Project Execution Plan (PEP)
  • Preliminary Scheduling/Planning
  • Compilation of RFQ documentation
  • Tender evaluation, adjudication and recommendation
  • Compilation of contract documents

B: Construction/ Execution Phase:

Our attention to detail and practical understanding of what multidisciplined projects require, reduces the overall project and contract risk – ensuring key aspects of the project are completed in both a timely and cost-effective manner.
Whilst contract administration services required by our clients can vary from project to project, standard services include:

  • Prompt final account settlement after construction completion
  • Costing and agreement of site instructions/variation orders
  • Contractual claims assessment, negotiations and settlement
  • Comparison of construction drawings with tender drawings prior to issue to contractor
  • Cost management, including cost planning, budgeting and cost control of projects
  • Monthly progress payment certificates
  • Offsite material assessments
  • Earned value reporting
  • Financial risk identification and monitoring
  • Detailed monthly cost reporting and project cost management for each construction contract
  • Risk identification and monitoring
  • Construction schedule reviews
  • Detailed project planning and progress evaluations services

We also maintain relationships with a broad range of specialist legal experts, specific to the engineering and construction industry, in support of our contract services.

C: Final Account/Close Out Phase:

From contract award to completion, our attention to detail and practical understanding of what is required for a successful conclusion to a project we offer the following services to finalise this phase of a project:

  • Prompt final account settlement after construction completion
  • Contractual claims assessment, negotiations and settlement
  • Compilation of data for benchmarking future projects
  • Financial/commercial close out
  • Report on “lessons learned”

Risk Analysis

Our company is experienced assisting the project team to prepare either probabilistic or deterministic risk models. We using commercial modelling software and have developed our own guidelines and parametrises.