Frank is a highly experienced Quantity Surveyor, with a wealth of expertise built up over a vast array of projects. These include commercial projects such as hotels, hospitals, universities and schools and acting for insurers, as well as civil construction projects and commercial window/curtain wall systems.

Having worked for many years in professional firms, building construction companies, a civil construction company (UK) and subcontractor organisations, his diverse experience gives clients the confidence that he has an expert-level understanding of construction issues and a variety of ways to overcome and resolve challenges, while minimising risk to the client. Frank also has experience outside the construction industry in management, training and accounting roles. This provides clients with the assurance that Frank can identify, assess and respond to many different commercial concerns with an innovative view.

Frank is passionate about encouraging the use of the “soft skills” of leadership, developing confidence, managing stress and problem solving within team members and stakeholders.

At Maynard Marks, Frank is tasked with using his experience, expertise and enthusiasm for helping others to develop a South Island quantity surveying team. He can assist with all areas of financial management from estimation and cost planning to negotiation and contract administration.

Over recent years his focus has been on education projects for the Ministry of Education ranging up to $28 million. The services comprised estimates from master planning through to detailed design, value engineering, tender review and reporting, and post contract administration to final accounts. He has also been engaged as Engineer to the Contract on both refurbishments and new schools up to $20 million.

Frank is focused on providing robust advice and developing long term collaborative relationships with clients to help them achieve their project goals.

Qualifications

  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS)
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Quantity Surveying
  • Diploma in Accounting