About Us

ABout Us

Capisce is different – we see the people behind the calculations

Capisce was founded by senior QS professionals known for their high-performing, technical expertise. However, while professional camaraderie connected them, their friendship and focus on delivering genuine human value through QS is what keeps them together today.

Moving away from the traditional QS approach of reporting using cold, clinical data, we contextualise and provide QS advice based on what data means to different people in the process.

Our team works on highly complex and technical infrastructure projects that balance engineering, design, services and construction with social outcomes for communities whether the work involves hospitals delivering critical health care or housing solutions for low income families at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever the project, our focus remains on the people impacted by the works.

What makes us unique?

We are local. We are diverse. We are personal.

We are South Australia’s largest locally owned Quantity Surveying (QS) firm and have been at the forefront of shaping the landscape South Australians enjoy every day – from roads, rail and airports to water, schools and buildings.

Our QS advice is reflected in the local streetscape and we continue to support efforts that build and enhance local communities.

Being local means we care about what happens to the built environment around us and so our advice is provided with regard and sensitivity to human impact.

Our diversity comes from our team which includes a wide range of professionals who come from varying backgrounds. Each team member brings the requisite QS expertise but also experience in niche areas such as mechanical or electrical qualifications or specialist exposure to mining and defence.

Given our experts come from varied technical backgrounds, our QS outputs are more robust and reliable with broader insights to guide clients.

At the heart of what we do is our focus on people – on what they need, what they want their future to look like. This people-centric philosophy drives everything we do.

People are our strength – whether these are our team members, our clients’ teams or the broader public.

People, their needs, their future aspirations and their values directly shape the nature of the QS advice we provide.

Our ability to put people at the heart of our function makes us superior QS professionals whether we are developing a cost estimate or providing project management support services.