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Case Study: DHA Client – University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow: Gregory Building

University of Glasgow

“The David H Allan Group is a commercial building organisation specialising in all types of construction, fit-out, shopfitting, refurbishment and maintenance work.”

(Source: DHA Group Web-site –

davidhallangroupQS Advisor Limited was employed by David H Allan (DHA) to assist the existing commercial department with an increase in project awards. Our director, Grant Tod personally looks after this account, from tender win through to agreeing final accounts, both up-line & down-line.

“QS Advisor are employed by my company as a freelance QS company. Although this business is new, I have known Grant for over five years. And found him to be both competent & professional in his duties”

George Allan, Managing Director, DHA Group










Description of Works:

DHA were employed by the University to refurbish teaching lab rooms

229, 306 & 308 and roof plant room area within the Gregory Building. These works consisted of: Total stripout, electrical & mechanical works, new ceilings & partitions, specialised visual equipment, joinery finishes, flooring & decoration.

During this project, QS Advisor, were required:

  • To agree valuations/final accounts with the client’s PQS (building relationships). It is important to note that the PQS consultancy on this occasion was new to DHA.
  • Issue subcontract orders
  • Issue sub payments, payment notices & pay less notices (where required)
  • Cost reporting to owner of business (including forecasting value/margin)
  • Minimising project expenditure and capturing all variations to create a positive cashflow