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October 11, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Neophobia in Construction

Why we must be receptive to change. Domini Baldwin – Associate Director. Most of us have heard of the age-old phobias: Arachnophobia, Acrophobia, Claustrophobia and Thalassophobia. Whilst the fear of spiders, heights, confined spaces and open water are relatively common, they are certainly not universal. So, I often

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October 04, 2019 by Charles Day in Interviews

Our People: An interview with Danny Frost

Why Base? I had been told by a colleague that there was an upcoming opportunity at Base that may be suited to me. I met Duncan for an interview and really liked his plans for the company. The opportunity to help grow the Quantity Surveying side of the business seemed

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September 27, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Broken Records

Robert Baker – Associate Director. Quantity Surveyors often feel like broken records, continuously stating the importance of keeping accurate, detailed and (preferably) agreed contemporary records. The Contractor’s site management team or the Client’s project management team will invariably agree with this, and usually proceed with good intentions. Yet, time

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September 13, 2019 by Charles Day in Interviews

Our People: An interview with Richard Ekanem

Why Base? I have previously worked for large outfits for a contractor and consultancy firm. I heard about Base from a colleague and started to think about the benefits of joining a smaller company.

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September 09, 2019 by Charles Day in Events

Visit us at the Kent Construction Expo – 3rd October

Base Quantum will be attending the Kent Construction Expo on Thursday 3rd October. Please join Danny Frost and Domini Baldwin at 12:00pm for a round table discussion on ‘Sub-Contractors – Getting Paid’. Find us at Stand 173 – we look forward to seeing you there! For further information please email

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September 06, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

What does the future hold for Quantity Surveyors?

Amy Wakerley, Quantity Surveyor. In 1999, Cavill bluntly stated “change or die” following a survey carried out among Quantity Surveyors (herein known as QSs). The survey found that 58% of respondents thought the traditional cost-modelling role was under threat and would likely be replaced with software packages. Furthermore, 75% of

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September 05, 2019 by Charles Day in Events

Visit us at the South East Construction Expo – 26th September

Base Quantum will be attending the South East Construction Expo on Thursday 26th September. Our Managing Director, Danny Frost, and Mark James of Coffin Mew will also be giving a fascinating presentation at 11.45am. More details below. Find us at Stand 35 – we hope to see you all there!

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August 23, 2019 by Charles Day in Interviews

Our People: An interview with John Delaney

Why Base? Base is recognised within the industry as a growing Expert Witness firm focused on delivery and quality. Base has the reputation of a continually successful niche business with a healthy mix of new and repeat clients. Most importantly, it has a culture of ‘people first’.

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August 14, 2019 by Charles Day in Interviews

Our People: An interview with Laura Hannan

Why Base? I got to know the team over the years and liked Base’s ethos and the direction in which it was heading. Having had a number of conversations with Duncan, Base CEO and Danny, Base MD, it was evident that the quality of work and the aspirations they had

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August 06, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

The Importance of Personality in Avoiding Disputes

Danny Frost, Managing Director. Time and time again we find ourselves embroiled in quantum related disputes. Frequently these derive from disagreements within the project team and, more specifically, Quantity Surveyors holding ground on monetary matters.

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