Skyline QS Consultants Ltd. is a Quantity Surveying company accountable for providing accurate and timely cost advice/solutions throughout the duration of any and all insurance and construction projects.
Skyline QS Consultants Ltd. is built on our previous experience in Quantity Surveying Internationally and Nationally. Gaining practical experience in catastrophic events after the earthquakes in New Zealand and insurance claims including major wildfires in Canada.
We have provided effective cost control to the clients with key responsibilities including; preparation and distribution of tender documents, development of scope of work, estimating and engagement of contractors through the analysis of tender submissions.
The team has provided Quantity Surveying services to many clients within the insurance market place. Specializing in large loss projects, multi-unit residential buildings, hotels, commercial buildings and single-family residences.
Our extensive experience in the Alberta market includes large condominium claims, working for both insurance companies and condominium owners. Claims with work requiring total restoration and replacement of the building envelope. Working closely with the design team, reporting to adjusters on daily basis, meetings with legal counsel, preparation of bid documents and analysis of the bid submissions. Preparing payment recommendations based on monthly progress.
Initial site inspection to accurately and efficiently assess loss related damages to provide the following documents to our clients;
Our team will prepare a detailed and comprehensive bid document for the competitive bid process. This process may require a Professional team (Architects & Engineers) which we will work with to confirm all specifications are identified and comply with current building codes.
We analyze contractors’ bids in order to provide a cost-effective recommendation to our clients.
Skyline QS will deliver an accurate cost estimate of all the loss related items that have been identified and agreed upon that must be repaired to return the property to pre-loss condition, like, kind and quality.
We provide the Actual Cash Value (ACV) depreciation amount for the repairs.
All of our estimates are prepared using industry standard pricing software sensitive to the local market.
QS Cost Auditing
In order to ensure cost control is handled accurately and efficiently on a claim, we offer our team of qualified Quantity Surveyors to review all invoices and cost related items.
This service is available for any claims or construction projects in all industries from single family homes, high rise buildings to large commercial projects.
Insurance to Value
Skyline QS can prepare a building Replacement Cost Value (RCV) which provides an accurate estimate of the amount of insurance required to replace each structure and/or amenity precisely as it stands on the day the report is prepared.
The estimate provides a separate value for: Replacement Cost, New; Bylaws and Code Upgrades, Demolition and Debris Removal.
This report will also include Actual Cash Value (ACV) based on the age and condition of the structure which considers all lifespan expectancy of all the building elements. appraiser quantity surveying
Skyline QS can provide property managers/owners a valuation of standard unit specifications for condominiums and apartment buildings. We will offer an additional service to identify owner upgrades.
Our team has experience in large loss claims that have little or no documentation being available due the age of the building or having been destroyed in the loss. This will enable project managers/owners to have up to date records of all their condominiums/apartments specifications.
Overseeing our client’s projects and ensuring that they are successful is of the upmost importance to Skyline QS, which is why we provide a Clerk of the Works if required for many of our clients.
This Clerk of the Works will be there to review the progress of the project, monitor quality control efforts by the contractor, and can keep clients informed with daily and monthly reports.
Clerk of the Works is an element of cost control on the project ensuring equipment and material that is invoiced was actually on site and labor hours are detailed and recorded.
Construction industry is quite exposed to unplanned events and changes. The only assurance is a contract. If not managed properly it can result in additional costs and overruns for the project. Skyline QS team of qualified Quantity Surveyors works closely with its clients to;