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WH0 WE ARE

Costplan Group was founded in Brisbane, Australia in 2006, to provide Professional Quantity Surveying and Project Management Services throughout the Asia Pacific. Since forming, we have expanded internationally and now have offices in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom.

 

Our CEO, David Tilby has over 50 years of experience providing Quantity Surveying and Project Management Services. David was educated and commenced his career in England before moving to Australia to join Rider Hunt as a Senior member of staff before being offered directorship. As a Director, David was responsible for overseeing the Queensland, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, Guam and Philippine companies over a period of 15 years. David is a specialist Quantity Surveyor with a strong emphasis on Cost Management and Cost Planning during the design development stage of a building cycle, his advanced knowledge of the construction industry has allowed him to work in numerous countries on complex and challenging projects across various construction sectors. 

Our Directors are:

  • Rudi Piebenga - Australian Office Director (AAIQS)

  • Matthew Lee - Australian Office Director (MAIQS CQS, MRICS)

  • Aaron Tomsett - United Kingdom Office Director (MRICS)

  • James Mitchell - United Kingdom Office Director (MRICS)


We are an innovative and experienced company offering tailored services to deliver and manage construction, infrastructure and built asset projects and portfolios. It is our goal to ensure we have a sound understanding of the construction markets we operate within. Key to achieving this is the work we do with sub-contract trades and main contractors in preparing tender measures, providing advice on contract risks and professional variation assessment. Our involvement in the subcontractor market not only benefits our clients by consistently updating our construction cost knowledge it also provides a sound technical platform for our cadets to develop and become our future leaders.

As a company we are regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and our team holds various memberships with the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Australian Institute of Project Management. 

 

A few examples of the advantages you will realise from our services are:

  • Fast turnaround time; this is critical, especially in tight tender periods

  • High attention to detail; we run a query sheet on all projects large or small which helps raise design issues early potentially reducing design risk and potential contractual disputes

  • Director level engagement; as part of our QA procedure all projects are reviewed and approved at director level

  • Quality Management; our systems have been created to comply with ISO 9001

  • Reduced printing; we use on-screen 2D and 3D measurement reducing waste print costs

MEET THE TEAM

The opportunities within the construction sector throughout the world are becoming endless. As we formally tie our four offices in Australia, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom under COSTPLAN GROUP, it is very exciting to be involved with the youth of each office and expand the company to a wider audience in the coming years. It is a testament to the continual service our staff provide to our clients which is creating this future growth.

I have been fortunate enough to work on various project scales presenting their own challenges throughout the world from a hotel in Birmingham, UK to an aquarium in Majorca, a new town in Libya, a hotel in Lijiang just to name a few. The level of technology and aesthetic design requirements in modern society will make the future of construction very exciting and will hopefully increase the attraction for the future leaders of today to start careers in construction management.

I am delighted to be supported by a group of young, like-minded hard working staff members who are prepared to go the extra mile to provide first class, professional services to our clients.

Regards,

David Tilby, CEO

David Tilby

David Tilby

Group CEO

James Mitchell

James Mitchell

Director (UK)

Sarah Norman

Sarah Norman

Office Manager

Michael Butcher

Michael Butcher

Quantity Surveyor

Rebecca Holwell

Rebecca Holwell

HR and Office Administrator

Stewart Bass

Stewart Bass

Planner

Rudi Piebenga

Rudi Piebenga

Director (AUS & PNG)

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Director (AU)

Blaze Xu

Blaze Xu

Quantity Surveyor

Ross Morphey

Ross Morphey

Quantity Surveyor

James Elvy

James Elvy

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Aaron Tomsett

Aaron Tomsett

Director (UK)

Matt Valentine

Matt Valentine

Planning Director

Hobbs Huang

Hobbs Huang

Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Liam Hanagan

Liam Hanagan

Quantity Surveyor

Adam Ellerker

Adam Ellerker

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Meet the Team
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