Projects: Building


Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion Project: Watpac

Adelaide Airport Terminal Expansion work will support forecast passenger growth to 2029 and include major expansion and refurbishment works of the existing terminal to provide a larger international departure area, more airport services and an enhanced layout. 

CAPEX: AUD 165M   |   DATES: 2018 – 2020   |   LOCATION: Adelaide, SA 

Capisce QS was engaged by Watpac to provide cost estimation support to their estimating team, works included contract administration activities, tender packages reviews, and general cost estimation and advice. 

Capisce QS provided Watpac with a member of our team to provide on-site estimating assistance for the entire duration of the project.  This fresh outlook on the project has highlighted risks and opportunities across many packages keeping our client informed ahead of critical time issues allowing strategic decision making to ensure success for the project.


The Salvation Army Australia - Unley and Mt Barker: TSA

Upgrade works to the existing Salvation Army Australia facilities located in Unley and Mount Barker.  Works included refurbishment of existing properties including minor realignments and more extensive cosmetic repair works.

CAPEX: AUD 210K   |   DATES: 2019   |   LOCATION: Unley & Mount Barker, SA 

Capisce QS was engaged by The Salvation Army to assess and provide monthly progress recommendation to contractor’s claims and variations.

Capisce QS provided contract administration role for the Salvation Army. Capisce QS monitor monthly expenditure against budgeted categories, assess and report on how project costs are affected based on progress of work on site.

Arts & Culture

Middleback Arts Centre Whyalla: Grieve Gillett

Proposed refurbishment and extension of the Middleback Arts Centre in Whyalla including performing arts spaces, galleries and cinemas. 

CAPEX: AUD 20M   |   DATES: 2018 – 2019   |   LOCATION: Whyalla, SA 

Capisce QS provided master planning advice and concept estimating services on the total project cost of the construction of the Arts Centre.  Construction methodology and procurement advice was also provided to the team in what promises to be an exciting new regional development.

An understanding of the Whyalla area and an ability to provide sufficient detail in a limited time were key requirements of this project.  Capisce QS provided a detailed estimate to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.  


Keswick Barracks Base Wide Maintenance: WGA/Army Reserve & The Royal Australian Navy

Following consultation with the Army Reserve and the Royal Australian Navy and inspection of the buildings, WGA compiled a report setting out the scope of works of the maintenance/repair works at the Keswick Barracks.

CAPEX: Confidential   |   DATES: 2019 |   LOCATION: Adelaide, SA 

Capisce QS provided a 30% design estimate based on the scope of works provided by WGA.

With Capisce QS’s industry experience and knowledge, informed and well-researched cost build-ups leading to a robust estimate with greater detail (serving to incorporate all assumptions), the Client is now well-placed and informed for budgetary and project execution purposes. 


Reynella East College Redevelopment: DPTI

The key features of this redevelopment included construction of a new 4 no. court gymnasium building to basketball SA standards with change room and toilet amenities; 2 no. flexible classroom spaces; office space, staff amenities and storage areas; a kitchen / canteen; car parking spaces and landscaping.

CAPEX: AUD 13M   |   DATES: 2021 – 2022   |   LOCATION: Reynella, SA 

Capisce QS was engaged to provide estimating & cost management services, from inception to completion.   

Capisce QS provided concept phase cost plans and developed detailed estimates to negotiate and verify Contractors Total Fixed Price (TFP), while providing support to project management throughout the pre-construction phases.  During construction phase Capisce QS prepared progress claim assessments, assessment of variation claims, and monthly budget review to ensure budget and program were successfully maintained. 


Country Health Sustainment: DPTI

The Country Health SA Local Health Network (CHSALHN) Asset Sustainment Program was announced by the Government in December 2017.  The program of works is to be implemented to focus on the backlog of sustainment works associated with country hospitals and aged care facilities and to address high priority areas including asset sustainment, compliance and accreditation.

Urgent attention is required for electrical and fire services upgrades with 18 sites across Country Health SA Regions. Whilst all facilities satisfied construction best practice and legal requirements at the time of construction, compliance issues are now present with ageing equipment that country hospitals wish to address and rectify.

CAPEX: AUD 12M   |   DATES: 2019   |   LOCATION: Various Regional Areas, SA 

Capisce QS were engaged by Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) on behalf of Country Health SA Local Hospital Network (CHSALHN) to report on the Financial Status of Electrical Services Upgrade works for various regional hospital sites.

Capisce QS has provided DPTI with monthly progress and financial reports to illustrate the projects budget status, contingency commitment, expenditure status, project cash flow and report on general site progress, claims and issues.


Southern Parklands 22 Concept: Grieve Gillett

Construction of a new two storey hockey club building and a one storey netball club in the southern parklands of Adelaide CBD.

CAPEX: AUD 8M   |   DATES: 2018 – 2019   |   LOCATION: Adelaide, SA 

Capisce QS provided estimating services on the concept of a new two storey hockey club and a one storey netball club in the southern parklands.  Works included multiple options and value management studies to ensure best value for money outcomes were achieved.

Capisce QS provided sufficient cost planning information to the client with minimal information to allow progressive decision making to take place and early stages in this this project. 


Morphettville Apartments Lot 3: SA Housing

The Morphettville Urban Renewal Project involves the construction of a ground plus three-storey apartment building of 12 apartments and associated car parking, landscaping, and site improvements on a single land title site at Lot 3 Appleby Road, Morphettville, South Australia.

CAPEX: AUD 3.8M   |   DATES: 2019   |   LOCATION: Morphettville, SA

Capisce QS was engaged by South Australian Housing Trust to provide quantity surveying post contract consultancy services including the following listed works:

  1. Assessment of work in progress including preparation of interim payment assessments;
  2. Estimating, pricing, negotiation and finalization of variations;
  3. Monitoring and preparation of monthly progress reports on construction progress and financial position;
  4. Provide advice as required in protecting the interests of SA Housing.

Capisce QS retains internal benchmark information that enables its construction cost managers to provide expert solutions to complex challenges.  From the earliest stages of a project, its experts can assess if the project requirements can be achieved and, if needed, they can promptly deliver viable alternatives.

Other Building Project Examples

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Project TitleDate
Middleback Art Centre Whyalla2019
Lobethal Arts and Heritage Hub2019
Varcoe Foundry Artist Hub, Mt. Gambier2019
Lobethal Arts and Heritage Full Masterplan2020
Chaffey Theatre Masterplan2020
Varcoe Foundry Refurbishment2021
Masterplan for Northern Festival Centre and Sir Robert Helpman2021

Project TitleDate
August Tower Level 11, Estimate2018
Reinstatement Insurance Costs Estimates2018
Alexander Symonds Office Fitout2018
Temporary Fitout at 99 Frome Street2019
Level 3, 300 Pirie Street Fitout2019
New Porsche Centre - Feasibility Study2020
Feasibility Study of Refurbishment of DfE office space2021
DEWC Building2021
Buronga Landfill Expansion2021
Insurance Replacement 427 Port Road, Croydon2021
Rebel Ford Elizabeth Way, Elizabeth2021
Keolis Downer Adelaide Dry Creek Depot Modifications 2021
81 Flinders St Levels 7, 8, 11 and 12 Refurbishment2021
Lot 1 Old Port Wakefield Road Virginia2021
Wakefield House Plant and Equipment Upgrade2022
Education Centre Bathroom and Foyer Upgrade2022
State Administration Centre Foyer, Lift and Bathroom Refurbishment2022
Wakefield House Refurbishment2022
Nurioopta Winery Insurance Valuation2022
Woolcock Group Building 3 Edward Park Fire Damage2022
Ambra Cellar Door Spritz & Gin Bar Function Area Upgrade2022
Brighton Dunes Seniors Residential Building - Roofing2022
Lenswood Cold Store2022

Project TitleDate
Airport Contract Administration works2021
Service Station & Truck Stop Mildura2018
The Salvation Army Australia - Mt Barker2019
Refurbishment of Linsell Lodge2020
Cirkidz Redevelopment2020
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) Automatic Weather Station Rundle Island2020
Uniting SA Building Services Audit2020
SA Produce Market Fire Safety2020
Hindley Street Police Station2020
Elizabeth Magistrate Court Air Conditioning2021
Old Reynella Bus Interchange Amenity Upgrade2021
SAPN Substation Works – 622 South Road, Angle Park2021
SAPN Marleston North Depot Works2021
Civic Centre Lower Ground Floor HVAC Replacement2021
SAPN Angle Park Transmission Centre2021
Power Stations Generation Assets2021
Jane Eliza Development2021
Old Police Station / Courthouse Murray Bridge2021
National Wine Centre Electrical2021
Bureau of Meteorology Weather Watch Radar Serpentine WA2021
Perth Federal Courts Concept Estimates2021
Bureau of Meteorology S1 Dropper, Taroom2021
Bureau of Meteorology Broome Civils2021
Bureau of Meteorology - S Band Doppler radar, Karratha2021
Bureau of Meteorology - S Band Doppler radar, Greenvale, QLD - Assessment2021
Prospect Road Upper Floor Car Park2021
Broadview Community Hub2021
Bureau of Meteorology - S Band Doppler Radar, Richmond QLD2021
SACC Masterplan2021
The Hangar Coworking Space, Mylor2022
Bureau of Meteorology AMBLS Rockhampton2021
Bureau of Meteorology - S Band Doppler Radar, Marburg2022
Adelaide Youth Court2022
Jetty Road Glenelg Masterplan2022

Project TitleDate
Woomera Rocket Launchers JAXA & HRV2019
Advanced Ordnance Technology Woomera Site Works2019
Kapooka Range Referbishment Project2019
Phase 2B Maritime Patrol Aircraft RAAF Darwin2019
Keswick Barracks Base Wide Maintenance Works2020
RAFF Edinburgh Accommodation Works2019
CUF Wharf Pavement Settlement and remediation2020
DSTG EDN i0293 Refurbishment2020
Department of Defence - EIG2020
Fishermans Bend AOSC Works2020
Fishermans Bend Building 11 Works2021
Fishermans Bend Building 24 Works2020
ANI HQ Estimate Review2020
Aegis Transition Project2020
DST Room Accreditation2021
Defence Building 497 Fit Study2021
Defence - Building 733 South Fit Study2021
Defence - Building 733 North Fit Study2021
JDFPG Warehouse Air Conditioning Upgrade2021
Audio Security Works2021
EST06879 Remediation Project2021
NT Ranges Project - United States Force Posture Initiative2021
AMBLS Kalgoorlie2021
Transonic Security Upgrade2021
RAAF Edinburgh EO OLA Works2021
DSTO EWSD EOP Heavy Equipment Shed2021

Project TitleDate
Mount Barker High School Redevelopment2019
Mount Barker Primary School Redevelopment2019
Banksia Park International High School Redevelopment2019
Reynella East College Redevelopment2019
The Heights School Redevelopment2019
Golden Grove High School - ECI2020
Flinders Baudin Reseach Centre Kangaroo Island2020
Hans Heysen Decoupling Project - City West Campus2020
Vision for the North2020
DISP Accreditation Project, Building W, Mawson Lakes Campus2020
Fire Detection Replacement 2020
IQRA College Sports Hall BGA Project2020
Academic Organisation Transformation Business Accommodation Fitout2020
Thebarton Senior College Outdoor Learning Centre2020
Birdwood High School - Building 4 Roof Replacement2020
Goolwa High School Redevelopment2020
Ingkarni Wardli Trigeneration Project2020
Mawson Lakes Culvert 2020
Richmond Primary School Rooms 11 and 17 Refurbishment2021
Modular Schools2021
CWE DB AC/Ventilation Print Workshop Upgrade2021
Mitcham Girls High School Remediation2020
Greenwith PS Backbone Link Assessment2021
Aldinga Primary School Hydraulics Assessment2021
TAFE SA - Digital Efficiency Project2021
Elizabeth North Primary School Security Assessment2021
Black Forrest Primary School Redevelopment2021
Greenwith PS - Variation Review Fire Main Works2021
UniSA Mawson Lakes Building MM Timber Façade Rectification2021
Elizabeth North Primary School Pumping Station Assessment2021
Chiller Water Plant Replacement Hawke Building City West2021
Heathfield Primary School - Access ramps and civil work2021
Low Load Chiller Replacement Mawson Lakes2021
Nexus 10 Facility Building Services2021
Kingston Community School Hydraulics Assessment2021
Elizabeth North Primary School: Landscaping Assessment2021
Mannum Community College2021
Temple Christian College2021
Clare HS Bathroom2021
Coorara Primary School - Learning Area Renovation2021
UniSA Mass Notification System (MNS) - Fire Upgrade2021
Moonta Area School - Sewer to Street Mains Assessment2021
Ardtornish PS New Fire Mains Upgrade Work Assessment2021
Bachelor of IT Project Space2021
Engineering Final Year Project Space 2021
Power Outlets Greenhouse EA and ED 2021
Gas Line Decommissioning - UniSA2021
Modular Schools Construction Phase2022
Woodend Primary School - BD-12022
Loxton Lutheran School2022

Project TitleDate
ECH Financial Review2018
Country Health Sustainment2018
29-35 Raglan Avenue Edwardstown Medical Centre2019
Sensor and Trials Facility2020
AOT Clinical Health Science Accommodation Upgrade - UniSA City East Campus2020
UGS Labs Air Conditioning Upgrade2020
Regional ASP Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade - Eyre & Far North Hospitals2021
Regional ASP Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade - South East Hospitals2021
Wallaroo Hospital Physio Area Feasibility Study2021
FMC Renal Dialysis Fitout2021

Project TitleDate
Gilbert Street Accomodation2019
Penny Place 22018
Gilbert Street Project Management2019
Morphettville Lot 3 Apartments2019
100 Homes Economic Stimulus2019
Tika Tirka Insurance Replacement Cost2019
Mill Street Units Refurbishment2019
Seafield Tower2019
Kadina Investment Property Bank report2019
181 Waymouth Street Apartments2019
Stimulus 250 houses (QS Consultancy Services)2020
Playford Alive Display Village2020
Home Lottery Prize Valuation 2021
South Australian Housing Association Code Book Review2021
The Royal Redevelopment2021

Project TitleDate
Southern Parklands Park 22 Concept2018
Adelaide Aquatic Centre Costing Analysis2019
Water Jump, Victoria Park2019
Puckapunyal Sporting Precinct2019
Kingston Park Kiosk2020
Grange SLSC Storage Facility2020
Aldinga Sports Park Soccer (Football) Building2021
The Hill & The Hub Recreation Centres HVAC Upgrade2021
Glenthorne National Park - Ityamaiitpinna Yarta2021
Community Building Design for Park 21W2021
Replacement of Evaporative A/C System to Turramurra Recreation Centre2021
Granite Island Recreation Park Visitor Experience Master Plan2021
Gepps Cross Reserve2021
Kingston Park Kiosk2021
ORSR Netball SA Stadium ACP Cladding2022
Buffalo Site - Wigley Reserve2022
Jetty Road to Broadway Beach Access Point2022
Brighton Beachfront Holiday Park - Old Caretakers Cottage Site2022