Cost Management

Ridge provides its clients over 70 years of experience and market intelligence of quantity surveying and cost management. We offer innovative, independent, impartial and comprehensively evidenced cost management advice.

We invest time in thoroughly understanding our clients’ goals, desired strategic outcomes and project objectives before applying our expertise and experience to develop solutions which balance value, cost and risk.

Our cost managers are integral to the design process, engaging with design teams and supply chains to challenge and inform design choices, and drive efficiency at every stage. This allows us to add value, realise high performance outcomes, minimise risk and deliver commercial certainty to clients. We proactively identify, influence and manage construction costs and risks from inception through to completion. Our astute, accurate and early cost advice enables improved strategic decision making. Combined with the application of rigorous control systems and performance management, we can confidently deliver improved value, greater predictability and reduced project risk. Our cost plans are market tested and benchmarked to improve predictability and enable better decision making.

We utilise building information modelling, whole life costing, environmental and sustainable solutions as well as value management and risk management processes to help clients identify opportunities to maximise value and manage risk. We can help securing funding streams and offer enhanced capital allowance advice.

We partner with private and public sector clients and a global supply chain network, supporting over 70 long-term framework agreements. This is testament to the exceptional quality of Ridge service, and to the close, trusting relationships which we have built up over many years.

Our cost management/quantity surveying services include:

  • Benchmarking
  • Cost modelling
  • Strategic cost planning and estimating
  • Procurement advice and documentation
  • Project cost management
  • Engineering services cost management 
  • Risk and value management
  • Value engineering
  • Cashflow management
  • Change management
  • Capital allowances advice/tax depreciation
  • Whole-life cost advice


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