Requirements of Employer’s Agents vary between clients, from a simple contract administration service to a full project management service.
Our team of employer’s agents are all Chartered Building Surveyors with expert knowledge of design, specification and contract administration and are therefore fully equipped to fulfil the role.
Our employer’s agents are highly trained with excellent project management and organisational skills as well as a detailed knowledge of construction technology and building contracts. With our skills we provide a service with an emphasis on build quality with consideration to whole life costs and future maintenance ensuring this is at the forefront of design.
GDS undertake technically challenging projects and we foster an inclusive style of management whereby we prefer the client, contractor and employer’s agent to work collaboratively as a team to ensure that the project is successful for all.
We fully understand the importance of effective project planning and champion its implementation early in the process. We can adjust the emphasis of our approach to enforce our client’s key drivers whether they be budget, programme or quality and offer a proactive service from our appointment in order to be able to fully influence the outcome of the project.
On numerous occasions our early appointment has enabled us to influence the design of schemes in order to achieve better value for our clients. Our pragmatic approach to design ensures that buildability is given due consideration leading to reduced contract programs and providing financial savings.
Working on behalf of funders, owners and potential occupiers we can also provide a development monitoring function. The successful conclusion of several schemes has resulted in GDS being retained to act again for both funders and developers.