Technology presents great opportunities to improve productivity and increase efficiency during the Design stages.
However, the design process still under-performs, and it is often that the projects end up over budget or with considerable delays (affecting the costs too).
While quantity take off is becoming easier for us, quantity surveyors, our work will be substantially affected when a project is delayed (because the time we have to deliver gets cut short), or its quality is poor (meaning there will be a large number of inconsistencies and our work will became harder).
A proactive project management plan, instead of reactive planning, would mitigate inefficient practices, like re-work, that lead to poor quality and delays. The less time the project has for actual design, the poorer the quality.
ACTIVE Commercial Control helps to reduce rework during Design Phases.