A detailed plan is how a construction project vision comes to life. We distill big picture thinking into a granular project plan, giving a clear picture of how the project vision will be reached.

It’s important to get the planning phase of a project right as it can make or break a construction project. The Scope team are experts in refining a vision into a plan and guiding the project through the complex design phases – concept design, preliminary design, development design and detailed design. Creating and executing a construction plan is fraught with complexities, our project management experts are experienced in navigating the challenges. From consulting with professional services and assisting with Council consents through to quantity surveying, cost estimating, financial forecasting and detailed budgeting – we dive deep into the detail. Cost estimates are provided at each design phase by our team of NZIQS registered quantity surveyors.

Scope can scale procurement assistance to meet the needs of your project. Ranging from providing professional services recommendations to a structured procurement process with early contractor involvement and tender management. We work with you to establish the right contracts for each project including standard contracts NZS3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction; NZS3916:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering – design and construct; and NZS3917:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering – Fixed term.

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Concept Design

Work through different concept design options with professional services and provide cost estimates as required.

Preliminary Design

Managing professional services to build detail into the design, manage Council consent processes and provide expenditure forecasts and cost estimation.

Development Design

With detailed plans in place, budgeting and construction cost forecasting is completed and value engineering recommendations made by our experts where necessary.

Detailed Design

With approved resource consent the project detail is finalised including full scope, design, costs and construction methodology.


Scaled to your needs, our project management team can conduct early contractor engagement, recommend contractors and trades and engage professional services.

Tender Management

Tendering can be a time consuming process. Scope’s project managers are experienced in coordinating tenders and evaluating responses to get the right contractors working on your project.

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