Quantity surveying is the independent professional consulting service provided to clients undertaking a built environment project. The quantity surveyor acts as a cost consultant, advising clients on strategies to achieve viable and affordable projects. All professional functions are carried out in accordance with the practice and standards as established by the ASAQS (Association of South African Quantity Surveyors) and SACQSP (South African Council for the Quantity Surveying Profession).

Cost management is the ultimate benefit of quantity surveying, and provides the client with a proactive, rather than a reactive, strategy within which to monitor and contain the costs generated throughout a particular project.

We take pride in going that one step further and offer clients a valuable alternative in the form of product-based services, where ‘… what you need is what you get!’  These stand-alone services, which are ideal for the client who doesn’t need the total QS service.

Our client centric culture combined with our capital raising and property development knowledge enables us to offer property clients a property advisory service, which includes property investment initiation, land procurement, tenant procurement and project finance procurement.

Cost Management and Development Services
• Project finance procurement
• Financial Viability Studies
• Consultant fee agreements
• Estimating and cost planning
• Construction cost management
• Value management and risk analysis
• Elemental and functional analysis
• Expenditure forecasting.

Contract Documentation
• Contractual advice and procurement strategy
• Tender and contract documentation
• Bid evaluation and contract negotiations.

Contract Administration
• Valuations for payment
• Cash flow predictions
• Financial reports
• Final account resolution
• HEMIS/SAPSE cost norms
• Area and tenant schedules.

Project Cost Monitoring
Talani is an experienced provider of project cost monitoring services to government agencies, institutional investors, property funds and end users.

Our service provides clients with ongoing independent professional advice on the construction risks associated with a development project, their likely impacts and the measures available to avoid, mitigate or transfer them. We provide clients with reassurance through our project cost monitoring process.

Financial Verification
Recent changes in procurement/‘turn-key’ delivery methods have seen an increase in the requirement for an ‘Independent Certifier’.

An Independent Certifier is someone appointed by either of the two parties of a contractual agreement to provide independent contractual and cost advice during all phases of a project to ensure compliance with the project brief/contractual obligation and provide dispute resolution services where required.

Insurance Replacement Valuations
Whether insuring a newly constructed building or an existing property, it is important for clients 
to ensure that their building’s insurance policy includes an appropriate value for replacement. Typically, policies consider a range of scenarios including damage and partial replacement and also total loss situation.

Our service provides a concise report with detailed cost analysis and recommendations for insurable value.



Johannesburg: Talani House 19 Quail Street Magaliessig Bryanston Johannesburg 2067
• Tel +27 11 465 1217 • Fax +27 11 465 6590
Cape Town: 9th Floor Pinnacle Building 2 Burg Street Cape Town 8001
• Tel +27 21 424 7742 • Fax +27 21 424 6584