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KAS Juruukur Bahan Sdn Bhd – A RIB CostX Success Story

23 February, 2024
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KAS Quantity Surveyor was established in 1996 by Sr Kamarudin bin Sulaiman. As a dynamic and energetic quantity surveying firm, they are fully committed to providing the optimum level of quantity surveying services to their clients. Their philosophy is to provide services to their clients with cost effectiveness, excellent quality and time punctuality. They believe with this philosophy, they can assist their clients to maximize the returns of their financial investment. 

Public Recreation Site in Meru

Client: Perbadanan Kemajuan Negeri Perak (PKNP) 
Product used: CostX 2D 
Project: Proposed Building and Completion of Landscape Work, Recreation Facilities And Other Related Work On Circle 18, City Meru Raya, Mukim Hulu Kinta, Kinta District, Perak Darul Ridzuan 
Value: RM16,007,436.48 
Timeframe: 11 months 

Client’s Requirements 

PKNP wanted to build a recreation site for the public in the heart of the city of Amanjaya at Meru Perak equipped with a variety of public amenities such as wading pool, skateboard park, auditorium, water curtain, wall climbing, etc. This project needed to be documented and tendered in a short time. Hence, all the consultants had to work hard to complete the pre tender in a short time and all items needed to be considered. At that time, the drawing was still not finalised yet. Therefore, the technological convenience of CostX eased the QS to measure all the items related plus meet the timeline that they were given by the client. As a result, the client can run the timeline project on time. 

KAS’s contributions 

During Pre-Tender stage, our company had been given a very short time duration to complete the Bill of Quantity. At the same time, the drawing from consultants were not finalised and kept changing. Due to that situation, we were facing a lot of stress and difficulties to complete the BQ. Fortunately, we had CostX to complete the task within the stipulated time. It is very useful as it facilitates the pre tender process especially in the process of taking off and preparing BQ so we can spend more time checking for the quantity. With the use of CostX, it can make the time of the employee more efficient to prepare the tender and improve the quality of taking off in scope of accuracy of quantities. 

Making the Difference 

By using RIB CostX, all measurements were carried out accurately and efficiently. The time saved on measurement allowed a clearer focus on checking the errors and preparing the tender in a short time. Compared with others, CostX adds more value towards our client’s satisfaction and nowadays the project has become a symbol of public amenities in Meru, Perak.