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Mitchell Brandtman – How RIB CostX Made The Difference

26 February, 2024
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Mitchell Brandtman is a dynamic, home-grown quantity surveying company that was launched in 1970 with a mission to provide the construction industry with comprehensive hands-on cost management services. They are committed to offering quality advice and high calibre services to their clients. 

South Bank Boardwalk

Client: South Bank Corporation 
Product used: CostX 
Project: South Bank Boardwalk Redevelopment 
Value: A$12m 
Programme: Mar 2010 – Apr 2011 

Client’s Requirements 

The Boardwalk Redevelopment at South Bank will be Brisbane’s newest riverside dining precinct and will set new standards in CBD dining. 
Set on the southern edge of the Brisbane River, within the world renowned Parklands, the development will comprise six unique dining opportunities. All tenancies will enjoy ambient alfresco dining areas designed to enjoy the exclusive river and CBD views. 
The retail mix will consist of a variety of quality and refined restaurants, bars and cafés which celebrate the best that Queensland has to offer, surrounded by extensive public realm landscapes. 

Mitchell Brandtman’s Contributions 

Collaboration is the key to the success of this iconic Brisbane project. Revit models from both the Architect and the Structural Engineer were supplied to Mitchell Brandtman, which allowed our team to conceptualise and gain a more comprehensive and visual understanding of the project. By combining these models using our CostX expertise, our team was able to present more accurate quantities and deliver innovative cost solutions for the project. Instant quantity takeoff combined with live links to rates eliminated the need for manual takeoff of quantities. This has allowed our team to focus on value management throughout the design process. The revisioning tool CostX offers provided an instant snapshot of the changes to the scope of the project through each stage of revision. 

With IT integration and value management, Mitchell Brandtman is utilising cutting-edge practices and software to provide our clients with relevant advice and cost certainty, without compromising the design intent.

Making the Difference 

CostX assisted our measurement takeoff with automatic 3D quantity generation. This was a great tool to use and streamlined our cost planning process. The revisioning function also assisted with design development, as it allowed us to provide advice to the client at integral points throughout the design phase.