Technical Advice

Technical Advice fits within the same stable as Due Diligence and Assurance and aspects of Development Monitoring and requires experienced surveyors who have a broad knowledge of construction and development so that clients can understand the risks and issues, weigh these up and make the right decisions in an efficient manner without having to commission expensive support from various quarters.  Sometime though this is unavoidable and careful judgement is required to determine when additional support is required.

We have many years of experience of providing technical advice and monitoring developments on behalf of banks, funds, owners and occupiers including retail warehousing, industrial units, offices, leisure centres, schools and health centres.  Our objective is to ensure a development meets the clients expectations in terms of meeting the requisite cost, quality and programme requirements set out in the respective legal agreements but it also includes first setting the benchmarks, advising on risks, and if necessary proactively tackling any issues which arise.

The range of transactions where we may be of assistance include:

  • Property acquisition (See Building Surveys)
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Audits & reviews
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Joint Ventures & Public Private Partnerships
  • Property development

Using this had won knowledge and experience, Record Associates, are able to advise clients on a range of specialist skills and disciplines including:

  • Strategic property advice
  • Design management
  • Development of business case(s)
  • Competition strategy & contract selection
  • Briefing
  • Risk management
  • Change management
  • Value management & value engineering
  • Options appraisals
  • Cost control
  • Delivery planning & programming
  • Change Control
  • Consultant selection
  • Move management
  • Procurement of specialist surveys and reports
  • Commissioning & handover
  • Procurement advice
  • Soft landings
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Gateway Reviews

If you would like to discuss your situation, Ask the Expert about a specific enquiry or obtain a quotation then please Contact Us and we would be delighted to assist.