©2017 Maybury Bay Pty Ltd ABN: 52 075 307 756 T/As Quantum Estimating BN 1716 3470

Quantity Surveyor & Adjudication Consultant

Email: quantume@bigpond.net.au  

Phone: 0418 727 357    

PO Box 172 Oxenford Gold Coast Qld 4210

Working Coefficiently with clients creating Pragmatic Proactive Solutions as a value adding business investment to prevent losses, maximise returns and recover existing & future unpaid valid payment or set-off claims.

 

We bring over 20 years of quantity surveying experience, problem solving and client commitment with an ability to converse with people on all levels from contractors & suppliers to property / business owners & developers.

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Quantity Surveyor & Adjudication Consultant for

Contractors, Suppliers, Consultants, Builders,

Property / Business Owners & Developers

ANTHONY  ZARRO, MAIQS

Director since 1996

Bachelor of Applied Science (Quantity Surveying) – First Class Honours

Adjudicator Registration No. J73571 Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld)​

Associate Diploma of Applied Science (Building) and Carpentry Apprenticeship

We Specialise In:

Quantum Estimating provides a unique consultancy for clients that few quantity surveyors with a trade qualification can offer with over 20 years quantity surveying experience, Adjudication Submissions and BIF Act Registered Adjudicator experience.  

 

We offer Project Quantity Surveyor Services to property owners & developers to add project value and monitor costs, and specialise in Adjudication Consultancy solutions to all clients, especially to subcontractors & suppliers to prevent losses, protect and recover payment claims.   

Our Project Quantity Surveyor Services:

 

Quantum Estimating have been providing traditional quantity surveying services for property owners and developers for their projects of any type or size from idea inception through to checking final accounts.  

 

Commencing with Value Management inputs throughout your project via evaluations and recommendations of consultants fee proposals, bills of quantities, estimating, contractors tenders, contract conditions, cost to complete reports and ending with final accounts audits. 

 

We believe that the quantity surveyor's role is to act in the best interests of you the client by providing sound timing and costs advice by value adding to your project from concept design to marketing.  

 

This involves rigorously checking all cost implications every step of the way, and empowering you the client with options to increase your Return On Investment at every opportunity.

 

Quantum Estimating also ensures that project risk is minimised by enabling clear contractual intent and obligations from all stakeholders to your project.  Our Contract Risk Reviews, Procurement & Tender Due Diligence is applied along the contractual chain to reduce the need for our Cost Analysis ReportsProlongation & Damages Claims services.

 

Our aim is to also limit our specialised Adjudication Consultancy & Quantity Surveyor Claims Consultancy to resolve disputes and to create project efficiency, improved productivity and goodwill for future projects.  

We offer our Adjudication Consultancy on a 'Coefficiency' basis:

 

Having spent the last 5 years as an internal quantity surveyor consultant to Tier 1 subcontractors & suppliers experiencing the ever increasing unfair risk offsetting passed down the contractual chain, Quantum Estimating's solution is to work  in cooperation & joint efficiency with all clients offering our Adjudication Consultancy c/w Quantity Surveyor Services to resolve payment disputes.  

 

We expect our 'Coefficiency' solutions to become a competitive business advantage opportunity, given the intent of the new Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (Qld) requiring greater accountability, passed by the Queensland Parliament on the 26 October 2017.  Refer to our public submission together with all 33no. public submissions on the "View Submissions" Tab at www.parliament.qld.gov.au/work-of-committees/committees/TUC/inquiries/past-inquiries/I50-Building-Fairness-2017

The 'BIF Act' coupled with the current ‘Innovation Disruption’ via ‘Real Time Reporting’ technological changes to the construction & infrastructure industry will require proactive coefficient ‘Turnaround and Restructuring’ for all subcontractors, suppliers, consultants, builders, property owners and developers to adapt, survive and flourish.

 

Innovation Disruption currently includes the following:

 

  • Project Management Information System (PMIS) aka Big Data Implementation (BDI) for advanced data analytics programme tracking, reporting project accounts and controlling all contract claim data from invitation to tender to final retention release, enabling real-time Earned Value Management (EVM).

 

  • Blockchain Artificial Intelligence (BAI) project audit trail of smart mobile phone scanners generating and updating WH&S permits issuance, HRW licences, SWMS, site inductions, exclusion zone permits, VOCs and QA / ITPs, to then support contract compliances, indemnities, warranties and claims.

 

  • Personnel Mobile Sensors (PMS) helmets c/w sensors inside to monitor proximity, safety, productivity and worker health including smart glass visor to access data, communication and real-time recording cameras to support contract claims.

 

  • Internet of Things (IoT) Cloud tracking GPS Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) sensors on materials, plant, equipment and workers mobile devices automated data entry for real-time programme tracking and to support contract claims.

 

  • Smart Grid Sensors (SGS) built-in intelligence data and analytics input to PMIS to detect non-conformances of design, standards and installations that contribute to less efficient, less reliable and costly power consumption during rectification defects liability, extended warranty and indemnity periods for contract set-off & damages claims.

 

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) Augmented Reality (AR) for onsite design buildability conformance via smart mobile phone or tablet to support variation and delay contract claims.

 

  • Prefabrication Robotics (PR) on-site & off-site production including 3D printing to improve quality, profitability, shorten programmes and support design defect / QA contract set-off claims.

 

  • Drone Reporting (DR) 3D Laser Site Mapping c/w 24/7 quad cams enabling site & remote monitoring for programme tracking, crane lifts, material movements, task & resource activities, quality conformance inspections, internal building surveying and contract delay claims.

Innovation Disruption is already happening:– being driven by its human element of decision making, always bound by a valid contract claim and subject to current law.

Our solution in meeting the 'BIF Act' (with new adjudication procedures commenced on 17 December 2018), coupled with Innovation Disruption involves creating Pragmatic Proactive Solutions as a value adding business investment to improve competitiveness and profitability.

 

The "3 measures one cut" maxim learnt as an apprentice carpenter stays within one throughout a career to minimise risk proactively.  Therefore, your existing hard copy & electronic reporting formats for supporting payment or set-off claims need to be analysed in terms of efficiency to prevent losses occurring, i.e. "a good tradesperson never blames their tools unless they're redundant, outdated or uncompetitive and need replacing".

 

Solutions are created from Subcontractor / Supplier Operations Risk Reviews (adaptable for all clients) which is where your claim commences before the workface, followed by all our other Quantity Surveyor Services where needed.

We reinforce your existing reporting formats via Real Time Reporting email "Client Templates" to accurately & efficiently collect, protect and maximise returns to enable you to properly support your current & future unpaid valid payment or set-off claims.  

 

We also undertake due diligence of alternate cost effective document management, onscreen take-off and estimating software in the market, suitable for your particular business needs.

 

Our Pre & Post Contract Risk SWOT Analysis offers you an outsourced internal quantity surveyor working with you daily identifying your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats throughout your business operations through to recoverable payment. 

These solutions go well beyond the typical reaction of engaging professional or legal consultant's advice to claw back uncertain unpaid claims at an exorbitant cost, compared with being proactive with your payment or set-off claim at a fraction of the cost, whilst improving efficiencies in-house.

For existing unpaid valid payment or set-off claims, we Coefficiently review strategic options for your probable costs & time for debt recovery, and we then provide relevant claim preparation support from Debt Recovery Negotiation, Adjudication Amounts or Subcontractors Charges through to Litigation Support.

Our Quantity Surveyor & Adjudication Consultancy is available generally, but not limited to the following:

Client Overview

  • Subcontractors - Labour / Plant Only or Supply & Install

  • Suppliers - Base Materials, Prefabrication or Manufactured

  • Property Owners - Residential, Commercial & Industrial

  • Developers - Residential, Commercial & Industrial

  • Infrastructure, Industrial & Civil Works Contractors

  • Building Contractors / Business Owners

  • Offshore Suppliers for Qld / NSW Construction work

  • Building Cleaning / Industrial Maintenance Contractors

  • Property Investors - Residential & Commercial

  • Facilities and Body Corporate Managers

  • Insurance Loss Adjusters

  • Insurance Policy Holders

  • Design & Service Consultants

  • Environmental Sustainable Developers & Consultants

  • Statutory Authorities

  • Administrators, Creditors, Receivers & Liquidators

Subcontractors & Suppliers

  • Clearing / Demolition, Piling & Earthmoving

  • Steelfixers, Formworkers & Concreters

  • Structural Steel Fabricators, Rigging & Cranes

  • Scaffolders, Plant / Material Hire Contractors

  • Brick, Block & Stone layers

  • Metalworks, Glazing & Facades

  • Roofers, Membranes & Applied Finishes

  • Carpentry & Joinery including Shopfitting

  • Plastering, Insulation & Suspended Ceilings

  • Waterproofers, Tiling & Floor Finishes

  • Plumbing & Drainage

  • HVAC, Lifts & transportation systems

  • Electrical, Fire Protection & Communications

  • Specialised / Industrial equipment installations

  • Fencing, Paving & Landscaping

  • Painters, Decorators & Window Furnishings