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Our latest thoughts, news, ideas and insights around cost assurance in construction and major contracts.

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By Phil Joyce

Beware of too much jargon I have two daughters, one who is 22 and the other 25. I love them dearly, but they are, in many ways, creatures from another planet.  Their use of technology, language and overwhelming fascination with Love Island creates a barrier which I will never be able to cross.  When my youngest expressed her distress as… Read more »

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By Paul Railton

“Unknown unknowns” Most of the time you will get a warm feeling by placing reliance on a trusted FM specialist to provide you a good service and charge you the right amount per the contract. And if that feeling is more tepid than warm, you may use your own team to carry out checks, to tell you that you’re being… Read more »

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By Phil Joyce

This webinar will demonstrate how NEC4 seeks to enhance trust and collaboration and how this can be supported and enhanced by effective assurance. Assurance is defined as an activity which is conducted by an independent, qualified expert who will offer an opinion and overall enhance a clients confidence. Phil outlines the key benefits and applications of effective assurance under NEC4 and… Read more »

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By Phil Joyce

The role of Cost Assurance is to provide parties to a contract or a programme with enhanced confidence that their objectives will be met.  It provides a basis to support the concept of “mutual trust and cooperation”. This session considers what constitutes effective Cost Assurance and how it can be delivered to enhance mutual trust and cooperation. The areas covered… Read more »

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By Darren Ward

Darren and Phil recount their early days working for Big 4 accountancy firms and how they started working together at T5 Heathrow Airport.  Here they were both concerned about the cost checking activity undertaken by a large team of quantity surveyors attempting to look at 10% of costs manually.  Darren and Phil developed a totally new risk based cost verification… Read more »