We achieve effective financial control by an intensive involvement in the project conception and design development for both the building elements and engineering services. We provide a framework of financial management within which the design team can develop and implement the project brief. We work closely with the design team to manage project costs.
We have a depth of experience in various procurement techniques and types of contract which are selected to suit the scope, programme and logistics of each project.
Our approach is geared towards gaining maximum results for our clients, ensuring that the overall financial output in any project is regarded as a positive and lucrative investment.
We undertake construction project management for individual projects or as a function of supporting businesses going through corporate change, where we assist them by identifying and managing the implementation of their construction related activities.
We facilitate the briefing, design, procurement and implementation of projects through an understanding of the processes involved, knowledge of clients project objectives, procurement of suitable project teams, communication with project teams and imposition of appropriate planning and control techniques.
We appreciate the need to guide clients who are not familiar with the construction process through its working methods and terminology and to make them aware of the risks involved in the various stages of the construction process.
We constantly endeavour to identify and assemble the essential components of success for a particular project in the most effective way, striving to obtain unexpected benefits and results for our clients.
We believe in creating a vision and making it a reality.
Our experienced team of Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers are able to offer a range of services to support clients and legal professionals.
- Advice regarding, and/or analysis of, loss and expense claims
- Advising clients on quantum matters during mediations and adjudications
- Expert evidence on quantum matters in arbitration and litigation
Case Study 1: The "R" Building
The firm’s most successful examples of resolving disputes are probably those that are
resolved without recourse to formal proceedings. An example of this is the ‘R’ building case which demonstrates the ability to determine and implement an economic but effective response when analysing and responding to a claim.
Case Study 2: Walter Lilly v Giles Mackay  EWHC 1773 (TCC)
One of the most notable construction cases in recent years which bought new insight and authority as to how delay and loss and expense should be assessed.
Tony Hunter, (Partner at Burke Hunter Adams LLP) was instructed by Walter Lilly, the successful claimant, to provide expert evidence in quantum matters. In his judgement, Mr Justice Akenhead said:
- (101) “In relation to the quantum experts, both are experienced quantity surveyors with experience of litigation. I much preferred the approach of Mr Hunter which was pragmatic and down to earth.”
Health & Safety
Burke Hunter Adams is aware of the need for practical safety advice and aims to be flexible while remaining focused on our clients needs. We work closely with the client and the rest of the project team to achieve value for money in terms of time, cost, quality, flexibility and risk.
With a wealth of experience in dealing with work safety issues for both SME's and large corporate organisations, BHA specialises in both the construction industry and corporate sector. Our commitment to working as part of a team is reinforced by the principals who actively participate in every project, ensuring maximum professionalism and quality control at all times.
Our health and safety services include:
- CDM Coordinator role
- Fire risk assessment
- Health and safety training
- Health and safety policy and associated documentation
- Risk assessment and hazard analysis
- Legislative updates and information
- Site inspections and audits
Contact us to discuss your health and safety requirements.
Burke Hunter Adams LLP is a multi disciplinary firm providing a cost, value and risk consultancy on capital projects throughout the UK . Our aim is to help Clients afford the highest quality built environment within desired budgets and timescales.
Our expertise extends to wider aspects affecting the finances of building projects including an extensive knowledge of building services, value added tax and capital allowances. In addition Burke Hunter Adams have formed a joint venture consortia with B:ssec, accredited by the Carbon Trust to provide sustainability and low carbon consultancy to business.
The consequences of climate change and the need to reduce carbon emissions are critical business issues for today. Most companies acknowledge that climate change will have some impact on their business. However the extent and scope of this is often not fully understood or quantified. Main target areas are:
- Energy consumption
- Water consumption
As part of the Burke Hunter Adams / B:ssec consortia, we assist companies to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy. We do this by cutting through the complexity of attaining a low carbon enterprise by practically addressing key business drivers of:
- Consumer Pressure
- Risk / Opportunity
Our background in capital project delivery and business relocation focused on budget and programme compliance makes us uniquely placed to address the low carbon agenda commercially. We have principal clients in banking, finance, central and local government, education, manufacturing, leisure, commercial, ranging from multinationals to owner-occupiers. Our insight, over many years into the cost effectiveness of low carbon technologies, some mature and some still in their infancy, allows time, expertise and money to be targeted most effectively, building on quick wins and early results. The carbon management programme developed by the carbon trust and trialled on over 50 leading businesses provide a systematic approach to managing the risks and realising the opportunities that climate change presents. We also have experience in assisting companies implement and steer through change including incorporating quality assurance systems, new legislation and change management.
A full complimentary team of experienced consultants will provide delivery of this service with an emphasis on both the commercial and the practical. We will extensively use E-technology and various software packages to supplement traditional forms of communication to provide an effective and efficient consultancy service with quick cost effective results.
Everything we aspire to do on a project contains risk until it is completed. Even then there is residual risk in the form of the possibility that something hasn’t been completed correctly, so that needs to be managed in the form of appropriate contracts, warranties and the like. We address risk in two principal stages:
Risk can be managed, minimised, shared, transferred or accepted but it cannot be ignored. As a practice we are experienced in delivering projects across a wide portfolio of buildings at all project stages. Dealing with risk is a key component of doing this.
Two key components to successfully managing risk are:
- Early identification
- Project team buy-in to the risk management process
The earlier risks are identified the more effective their management can be. Risks can be managed and assessed in a number of ways but utilising a risk register produced following a team workshop that functions as a working document throughout the project lifecycle has proved to be an effective tool. This collates both assessment and management of risks in one place. It also provides a central reference resource for the project team. Risks are assigned to the appropriate team member to implement the agreed risk management plan. This working document is updated and evolves with the project through to completion. Risk, and therefore uncertainty, should decrease as the project progresses with the most significant reductions occurring as the project passes through its design and procurement stages.
Our collective experience is a valuable tool for everyone from clients to architects and contractors. We provide cost-effective solutions to those involved in a project build by addressing real and anticipated scenarios.
Burke Hunter Adams also provides support for strategy, project management and structure, operations and legal services.
Speak with us today about how we can provide value to your project.
Burke Hunter Adams can offer tailored and bespoke solutions to address any number of client needs.