bqh is an independent NZ based quantity surveying firm Construction Economics dynamic cost planning value management and project control Quantity Surveyors Motor way broad range of commercial management services Shopping complete Quantity Surveyors we help you optimise value, competitively Construction Economics you can confidently plan and execute your project Comprehensively qualified, highly experienced quantity surveyors we provide services for a wide range of project sizes Applied understanding of construction industry economics

BQH people hold competency based membership of national, regional and global professional societies.

This means we have completed academic qualifications, post- graduate training and experience requirements and that we have been elected by our professional peers based on an assessment of competence. It also means we maintain our skills through continuing professional development and life-long learning programmes.

Martin Quartermaine

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Martin Quartermaine / Director

B.Sc(QS)
FRICS MNZIQS
QS Since 1971
NZ, UK

Martin has been a professional quantity surveyor since 1971 and has accumulated a wealth of experience more… in all aspects of the New Zealand and international construction industries. Martin's career spans the full spectrum of public and private sector projects. These range from hospital developments in the UK to educational facilities, commercial and industrial developments in New Zealand.

Martin's personal commitment to development of the Quantity Surveying profession in New Zealand and his seniority within the industry ensure that clients receive a service that is best practice in all respects.

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Patrick Hanlon

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registered quantity surveyor

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Patrick Hanlon / Director

MBA MB(CE) BB(CE)(Hons) FRICS FAIQS
ICECA FCIOB MNZIQS Reg. QS GSNZAP
QS Since 1993
NZ, Australia, UAE

Patrick has been in professional practice as a quantity surveyor since 1993 and has worked in Australia, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. more…His history of nationally and internationally significant projects and his advanced education provide access to a wide range of value adding expert services.

His areas of professional interest include estimating and cost planning, value engineering, life cycle costing, financial modelling, procurement strategy, and green building.

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Ian Morton

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Ian Morton / Senior Associate

B.Sc(QS) MRICS MNZIQS
QS Since 1980
NZ, UK, UAE, South Africa

Ian Morton is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with professional experience spanning three decades and four continents. more…He has spent over half his career working in New Zealand and has completed a diverse array of international assignments including the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates.

Since returning to New Zealand in 2001 to join our team, Ian has undertaken cost planning and cost control on many significant projects spanning residential, infrastructure, education and commercial sectors.

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Rachel-Mackey

Rachel Mackey / Office Manager

Rachel comes from a strong background in administration. She spent the previous 4 years in the engineering and construction industry where more…she held the role of Executive Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer of a large international Construction Company. This role gave her proven experience in administration, document management, creating and implementing policies, event management and human resources.

Her areas of expertise include people management, change management, managing priorities, attention to detail and accuracy of execution.

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Katie Ellam

Katie Ellam / ASSOCIATE

B.Sc(QS)(Hons)
QS Since 2006
NZ, UK, The Bahamas

Katie Ellam is an experienced quantity surveyor who started off her career as a trainee quantity surveyor within a professional quantity surveying firm in more…the UK while studying at University.  After a stint in the Bahamas, Katie came to Christchurch, New Zealand where she spent three years developing a strong knowledge of building remedial and strengthening works.  Prior to joining BQH, Katie worked in another professional quantity surveying practice in Auckland in which she was running multi-million dollar projects.

Her areas of expertise include measurement, budget estimating and cost planning, scheduling, post-contract administration and she has a strong knowledge of construction costs.

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Richard-van-Zyl, Quantity Surveyor

RICHARD VAN ZYL / ASSOCIATE

B.Sc(QS) (Hons) MRICS
QS Since 2005
SA, NZ

Richard is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with broad practical and professional experience gained during his 11 year career. more… After graduating , he joined a professional practice and gained exposure to diverse building and civil projects in South Africa and Angola before relocating to New Zealand in 2016. His experience includes mining infrastructure, electricity generation and property development.

His area of expertise include estimating, Bills of Quantities, tender documentation and process, contract administration, communication and site measurement.

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Clare Quartermaine, Quantity Surveyor

Clare Quartermaine / QUANTITY SURVEYOR

B.Sc GradDipEng
QS Since 2015
NZ

After completing a Graduate Diploma in Engineering from the University of Auckland, Clare began her career in the construction industry and gained over 5 years' experience in a more… range of roles and projects before deciding to re-train and become a quantity surveyor. Her talent for leadership shone through with her supervisory roles in New Zealand and a stint in Perth, Australia. Clare is currently studying extramurally and working towards a Bachelor of Construction (QS) at Massey University.

Her areas of expertise include value engineering, budget estimating and cost management, data quality checks, inspections and audits..

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Pete-Forbes, Quantity Surveyor

PETE FORBES / QUANTITY SURVEYOR

MCM B.Sc(Arch)
QS Since 2016
NZ

Pete has run projects locally and abroad for over two decades, as an architect and later in project management and quantity surveying roles. more… He then moved to project management, where he worked in senior roles in both consultancy and client side organisations, managing a wide range of commercial, residential and public sector projects. During this time, Pete also gainsed a Master of Construction Management degree. Pete has since decided to re-train as a Quantity Surveyor.

His area of expertise include procurement, post-contract administration with a strong understanding of construction.

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Gareth Jackson, Quantity Surveyor

Gareth Jackson / Senior Associate

M.Sc(Surveying) B.Sc(Hons) Grad.Dip.Law
MRICS
QS SINCE 2003
UK, NZ

Gareth is a chartered MRICS Quantity Surveyor with over a decade of experience working in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. more… He has a proven track record of successfully managing the delivery of complex projects. He is a driven and dedicated professional that ensures complete client satisfaction by providing value adding expert services.

His areas of expertise include cost management, risk management, estimating, measurement, and administration.

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Anthony Neeson, Quantity Surveyor

Anthony Neeson / QUANTITY SURVEYOR

B.Sc(QS)(Hons)
QS SINCE 2015
Ireland, NZ

Anthony graduated in 2011 with a degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Ulster in Ireland. more… He had a gap year travelling Australia before starting his career in Belfast. He took on Quantity Surveyor roles for a new build, multimillion pound hospital project. He has recently relocated to Auckland to pursue his career and develop his skills and knowledge within the NZ construction industry.

His area of expertise include estimating, measuring as well as cost planning.

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Dan Forde, Quantity Surveyor

Dan Forde / QUANTITY SURVEYOR

M.Sc(QS) B.Sc(CM) MRICS
QS SINCE 2002
UK, NZ

Dan is a chartered quantity surveyor with over a decade of experience working in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. more… Since arriving in New Zealand in 2012, Dan has gained a comprehensive understanding of remedial works and building strengthening. Dan has significant experience in both pre and post contract quantity surveying services for new build and refurbishment in mixed use developments residential, retail, education and offices.

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Kathryn Sheehan, Quantity Surveyor Cadet

Kathryn Sheehan / QUANTITY SURVEYOR Cadet

QS SINCE 2017
NZ

Kathryn is developing her skills as a quantity surveyor in conjunction with academic studies. She has proven more… abilities in managing priorities and works well under pressure. Before joining BQH, Kathryn spent two years with New Zealand’s largest Main Contractor on a PPP bid and site team, where she developed an understanding of site operations and methodology.

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Grant Aicken, Quantity Surveyor

Grant Aicken / QUANTITY SURVEYOR

B.Sc(QS) (Hons)
QS SINCE 2015
UK, NZ

Grant gained early experience as a cadet at Farrans construction while studying at more… Ulster University. Before joining BQH in 2017, he worked as a quantity surveyor for two years with Rainey and Best in a similar role in Belfast. His experience includes commercial and residential projects including five-star hotels in London and France, hospitals, schools, swimming pools and shopping centres.

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