Given the risks inherent in large-scale, multi-stakeholder, long-term development projects it is critical for stakeholders to have an independent, rigorous reporting & independent assessment structure, and certification regime in place.
In the role of an independent certifier, our core function is to provide assurance that the works have been delivered in a compliant manner in accordance with the project brief.
This includes certification of key milestone achievements and the determination of various variations, extension of time and delay cost matters.
We perform the role of an independent certifier under both development or facility agreements, construction contracts, and agreements for lease. Our scope of services can be tailored to suit the project framework.
Our Managing Director, and Founder of Essence, David Nicholas, heads up our Independent Certification team. David has a 25-year track record of Independent Certification roles on some of Australia’s most significant developments.
Our services include
Including pre-commencement reports, contract reviews, and design documentation status reviews.
Including compliance inspections with approved design documentation, & site progress inspections.
Including independent assessment of payment claims on a cost-to-complete basis, extension of time claims, & delay costs.
Including monitoring of & reporting on progress & milestones of construction, programme look-ahead reports, & completion reports.
Monthly drawdown/PCG reporting, reporting of status against completion obligations, & proactive identification of emerging issues.
Practical completion, key project milestones, witnessing of designated completion tests.
We apply a management style that initiates, plans, and controls all processes to achieve a client’s vision, that meets time, cost & quality expectations. We offer services throughout a project’s lifecycle from inception to handover.
We provide leadership, strategy, project definition, governance & direction to projects &capital works programs. We fully investigate all influences to ensure the best possible outcome is achieved.
As superintendent, we will ensure all aspects of the contract are administered fairly & diligently, including compliance with the contract, payment claims, extension of time and variations.
We have the expertise to ensure the most efficient & cost-effective design solution is presented that aligns with the client’s vision, and is developed & delivered as final plans for construction.
We measure progress, implement corrective action, and reset targets to avoid time slippage and cost overruns. Our services can be utilised from the project feasibility phase, tender phase and through to a project’s completion.