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Project Administration Services in Cardiff

Project Administration Specialists in Cardiff

Western Building Consultants Project Administration Services

JCT Minor & Intermediate Project Administration in Cardiff

Do you need a partner to help you complete your construction or refurbishment project?

Western Building Consultants Provide Project Administration in Cardiff and surrounding areas. Our team can fully administer construction and refurbishment projects in Cardiff, under JCT Minor and Intermediate contracts. We have experience delivering, extensions, repair, new build, fit out and refurbishment on commercial, residential and industrial properties in Cardiff & Surrounding areas.

Project Management in Cardiff or Project Administration Services?

Some surveying and architectural practices inaccurately describe project administration services as project management. Construction project managers do a very different job to administrators, fundamentally the former is largely site based, with an emphasis on controlling the operations of the site, whilst the latter carries out site visits to enable them to effectively administer a construction contract with a main contractor. Whilst some of the activities interlink and some of the services offered by administrators are management services the role is clearly different but often mis-represented.

How do I go about contracting a builder and how are you involved?

Western Building Consultants have years of project administration experience, we provide you with the support you need to help successfully complete a construction project, often liaising with a QS on larger projects to help provide cost control. We will help you select the right contract including JCT Homeowner, Intermediate or Minor Works, carrying out the tender process including tender analysis, design detailing and specification, instructions for change, signing off stage payments, snagging and site visits, to check progress of the works. We essentially act as buffer between you and the contractor administering the contract in a fair and unbiased way.

What are the benefits of Project Administration?

By employing WBC to carryout your project administration in Cardiff you reduce the risk of construction disputes with your contractor and have a professional adviser to guide you through the process. Effective management of projects can deliver constructions on cost and on programme, minimising risk whilst maintaining safety, achieving quality and maximising investment returns. Project administration forms part of the overall stage 3 of our detailed construction phasing.

A project administrator can reduce the stress encountered by a client. You will receive support with an expert level of knowledge, helping to protect your position.

Do you administer only your own design projects?

Absolutely not, we have carried out administration for projects where there have been particular complexities due to site constraints or where the designer did not offer a project administration service. This often means that the specification is produced by a third party, although we have also overseen fit outs of commercial units where we need to develop a design specification.

Is project administration in Cardiff expensive?

The cost of administering your project is usually based on a percentage of the construction and fit out cost, tailored around the complexities involved. Whilst this can sometimes seem expensive the intrinsic value of the professional/emotional support and delivering the project in a cost effective and quality manner means that often the cost of the administrator is really excellent value for money and partly absorbed in reducing the costs of extras etc. Substantial real term savings can be made by employing a project administrator.

Why are you suitable to manage my project?

As a multidisciplinary practice in Cardiff, we have professional members of the RICS, CIAT, CABE and CIOB all available to carryout project administration. The added benefit is that across our team we can also provide consultancy on other aspects of compliance such as the Party Wall Act. CDM H&S regulations, planning, building defect analysis and structural calculations reducing the complexity of appointing multiple consultants.

Please call our head office in Cardiff on 01225 789307 or contact [email protected]


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