Derek Brennan: Quantity Surveyor

Derek Brennan has been part of the Circa Design Construction team for more than three years. He fulfills the role of Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager for Circa Design Construction. Derek had previously worked as a site foreman and site manager for a number of construction companies before joining the Circa team. This practical onsite experience has been invaluable to Circa Design, in him executing his role as a Project Manager.

Derek’s main duties include costing/estimating projects at the initial design stage to provide our clients with a budget cost, to carrying out a complete project costing based on detailed drawings and specifications. He will also provide cost saving solutions through a process of value engineering without affecting the integrity of the design.

Derek is also responsible for the preparation of contract documents, project supervision, cost control, allocation of works to sub-contractors and acquiring the materials required during construction. He also plays a role in the valuation of completed works, arrangement of invoices and payments, agreeing final accounts and handover of completed projects.

Derek has a close working relationship with clients from the start of the project right through to completion. He is tasked with understanding their requirements or indeed changes they wish to make during the project, helping them to understand building process and ensuring they are satisfied with the completed project.