After completing his studies in Quantity Surveying at Cape Peninsula University of Technology during 1995, Jacques Olivier worked in various fields related to the construction industry to build as much possible experience and knowledge in order to assist the client’s specific need.
In 2004, Jacques saw the opportunity to start working in association with architects, project managers, developers, quantity surveyors and construction companies as a construction cost consultant.
In 2008 Northern Edge opened its doors and prides itself on reliable communication with their clients.
Depending on the type of project, Northern Edge will source & introduce the correct professional team to meet the client’s requirements in order to provide a product of good quality and financially viable to the client.
In association with the appointed architect / principal agent, Northern Edge is involved through-out all stages of the project working in close relationship with the client and appointed professional consultants making sure the required design and quality of product expectations are met.
Controlling the financial aspect of a construction project is key to its overall success. Northern Edge manages all financial stages starting from:
- Feasibility studies
- Elemental cost estimates for budget planning purposes
- Tender phase
- Management of all financials during the construction phase
- Management of final account
Unfulfilled legal and contractual obligations can bring projects to a complete shutdown. The professional management of these aspects is a must. Working with the various construction contractual modules and software modules, Northern Edge provides management of all matters during the construction phase.
Northern Edge also provides the expertise to determined and manage the different timelines related to the construction programme ensuring the critical path and final completion of each project are met.
Since 2012, Northern Edge consulted for a number of construction companies training young individuals whom has completed their diploma or degree in quantity surveying & pursuing a career in construction quantity surveying.