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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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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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August 01, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Business Edge Article: The Rules of the Game – Danny Frost

Base contributes to the ‘construction focus’ section in this month’s Business Edge magazine. Written by Danny Frost, the article discusses the importance of mastering the basics and reading the contract. Find it in full below…   Click HERE to read the PDF.

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June 03, 2019 by Charles Day in Blog

Learning from Our Mistakes – The Anti-Dispute Series.
Time for Change

At Base, a large proportion of our work comes from disputes of all shapes and sizes. So it might be a bit surprising that we are seeking to promote an “anti-dispute” movement. However, we strongly believe that, for the good of us all, the construction industry needs to be a

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November 18, 2016 by Charles Day in Blog

Too radical? How SME tie-ups can take skills solutions up a notch

Too radical? How SME tie-ups can take skills solutions up a notch This is a column from Associate Director, Danny Frost published by Construction News, 04.11.2016 about smaller firms using their agility and responsiveness to power collaborative training opportunities. The construction industry employs two million people in the UK and accounts

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September 01, 2016 by Charles Day in Blog

7 ways to protect your firm as project risks increase

7 ways to protect your firm as project risks increase This is a column from Chief Executive Officer, Duncan Hughes-Phillips published by Construction News, 19.08.2016. Right now in the construction industry, the only certainty is uncertainty. Political and market conditions mean it is more important than ever to be diligent

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July 29, 2016 by Charles Day in Blog

Term Maintenance Contracts’ growing popularity amongst Local Authorities

Term Maintenance Contracts’ growing popularity amongst Local Authorities Josiah Lee, Quantity Surveyor at Base talks about his experiences of using Term Maintenance Contracts (“TMCs”). A Term Maintenance Contract (“TMC”), simply put, is a contract for the supply of maintenance services over a set period of time. The contract creates a

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March 11, 2016 by Charles Day in Blog

Skimping on management costs can result in expensive disputes

Skimping on management costs can result in expensive disputes Josiah Lee, Quantity Surveyor at Base Quantum, explores how rising costs are connected to an increase in the number of projects which end in dispute. As the UK climbs out of recession the total value of construction disputes remains high. Perhaps

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March 11, 2016 by Charles Day in Blog

The Cumberland Hotel

The Cumberland Hotel Role: commercial consultancy services Remodelling the ground floor of The Cumberland Hotel to create new retail units A cutting edge hotel located in the heart of the West End – where Oxford Street meets Park Lane – The Cumberland Hotel epitomises chic, contemporary accommodation. With its spectacular

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March 11, 2016 by Charles Day in Blog

Importance of cost management during a period of rising costs

Importance of cost management during a period of rising costs Base Quantum Senior Analyst, Alan Brown shares his thoughts on the industry debate surrounding the Quantity Surveying sector’s failure to predict soaring construction costs in recent months. Firstly it is probably worth highlighting that rising costs during the aftermath of

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