Completing a project within budget is never an accident. It requires careful attention to project costs from the very beginning of the project; well before work starts. It’s much easier to manage costs by proper planning and budgeting than trying to cut costs after work has begun.

Hugh Mackie Senior Quantity Surveyor

Completing a project within budget is never an accident. It requires careful attention to project costs from the very beginning of the project; well before work starts. It’s much easier to manage costs by proper planning and budgeting than trying to cut costs after work has begun.

Hugh has significant quantity surveying experience in New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa. Hugh has worked in many sectors including building, infrastructure, and oil and gas. He has successfully managed large construction projects from feasibility to final account. Hugh has worked mainly as a professional quantity surveyor but also has contracting and project management experience.

Best advice I ever received
If you don’t attack the risks, the risks will attack you.

Advice I like to give
The bitterness of poor quality lingers long after the sweetness of meeting the date is forgotten.

Career highlight
Project TAKITINI – RNZAF Base Ohakea. The largest New Zealand Defence Force Project in 60 years.