Our profession, Quantity Surveying, developed out of Master Builders thinking it was more efficient to have some one entity prepare quantities and save the traditional six master builders each doing such ! Made sense and worked well for many years thereafter, until now, where the industry has fragmented with quantities and pricing preparation driven down to lowest level sub-contractors, along with all the inherent risks.
Fast forward to present day, Brexit pending, and to attempt and counter the additional workload placed on contractors to source prices etc. An efficient tool has been developed and waiting for the construction industry and clients to adopt its use, namely QUANTUM Connect, an online inquiry tool.
Simple idea, just like the paper clip ! Industry would benefit with support from suppliers, without the cold calling !
Designed by a QS at the coal face, who seen the problems and implemented a solution !