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

cost planning, value management, project delivery

Our primary focus is management of financial processes in construction projects but our professional interest extends throughout the property life cycle. From recommending strategies to determining budgets or approving payments we have proven techniques for ensuring accuracy, consistency and transparency.



  • Project strategy
  • Development programming
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Value Management
  • Assistance in site selection
  • Comparative Evaluations
  • Benchmarking
  • Prioritisation and decision support
  • Risk management analysis and support
  • Sustainability strategies
  • Procurement Strategy Structuring and Refinement
  • Design build evaluation
  • Peer reviews and budget validation


  • Assistance in establishing building envelopes
  • Preliminary budget estimates
  • Economic advice
  • Preliminary contract advice


  • Schedules/bills of quantities
  • Provisional/remeasured quantities
  • Specified schedules/bills of quantities
  • Trade package schedules/bills of quantities
  • Price schedules/bills of quantities

Cost Planning

  • Cost planning process implementation
  • Cost studies
  • Elemental estimates
  • Resource based estimates
  • Trade based estimates
  • Functional estimates
  • Budgetary restraint recommendations
  • Cost projections
  • Cashflow forecasts
  • Design modification advice
  • Budgetary cost checks
  • Final project estimate
  • Coordinate specialist estimates
  • Cost allocation and cost centre establishment
  • Assistance in material selection
  • Evaluation of Alternative Materials
  • Greenstar Financial Implication Assessment
  • Risk Assessment and Contingency Establishment
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Discounted Cashflow Analysis


  • Administration of tender process
  • Evaluation of tenders and proposals
  • Contractor and Consultant Pre-Qualification
  • Letting Recommendations

Contract Administration

  • Variation management and control
  • Adjustment of monetary sums
  • Payment Strategy - Advances / Unfixed Material / Retention / Bonding
  • Progress valuations
  • Pricing and negotiating remeasures
  • Financial statements
  • Cashflow forecasts
  • Claim evaluation
  • Final account negotiation
  • Cost audit services

Other Project Services

  • Limit of cost / cost audit
  • Cost to complete studies
  • Drawdown certification for financial institutions
  • Litigation / Dispute Resolution assistance
  • Expert Witnesses
  • Secondment of staff

Post Construction

  • Replacement cost (sum insured) estimates
  • Depreciation schedules
  • Maintenance scheduling and operational budgeting
  • Make good / end of lease cost estimates
  • Maintenance procurement and auditing