Grace started with Maynard Marks as a trainee while completing her National Diploma in Quantity Surveying at UNITEC. With a solid academic background and ongoing practical experience Grace has developed into a highly competent Quantity Surveyor quickly and confidently.

Grace has made significant contributions to numerous remediation projects in the Auckland region. She is responsible for carrying out site measurements, cost negotiations with contractors, valuation of variations, monthly payment schedules and providing clients with financial reports and updates.   Grace is also able to provide advice on variation costs and assist in the preparation of betterment cost calculations for clients applying for the Government Financial Assistance Package or for litigation.

Grace has a passion for construction and mathematics and prides herself with understanding how the role of the Quantity Surveyor aligns with the design and project management function. For her, Quantity Surveying is not only about numbers, but numerous other skills such as communication, negotiation, contract administration, and team work.

Her Chinese heritage assists the company in communicating with clients from China and other Asian countries.  Grace believes attitude is the key to success and her proverb is to never stop learning and to be a better person tomorrow. Grace is currently working towards becoming a Registered Quantity Surveyor. She is an affiliate member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS).

Qualifications

  • National Diploma in Quantity Surveying
  • Master of Commerce in Marketing
  • Bachelor of Construction Economics.