Our Projects

Billing Cost Associates’ 25+ years of experience and commitment to excellence has earned us the reputation as a leader in construction cost consulting and quantity surveying, we have rendered these services to a wide range of public and private clients.

Our professional experience helps us lay out a strategy that perfectly fits our Client’s needs. Billing Cost Associates has executed over 500 projects for clientele which includes federal, provincial and municipal governments, school boards, health regions, financial institutions, architects, engineers, developers and contractors.

Residential

RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME AT CITIVIEW ESTATE, AREPO, OGUN STATE

About the Project

The project was a world-class infrastructural and building development costing over Five Billion Naira (N5B) located in Arepo; a fast growing suburb of Lagos, As at the time of this report, over 100 buildings are at different stages ranges from duplexes, senior detached duplexes, blocks of flats, etc.

Project Challenges

The project site was located in a swampy area and the major challenge was to reclaim the land by excavation of unsuitable materials up to a depth of 2-3m and refill with imported laterite to pave way for roads and building construction. The requirement for constructing a Dike beside the Ogun river to control occasional overflow of the river was another challenge of the project.

Project Success

The choice of PW Nigeria Limited by the Client for the Civil Engineering Infrastructure coupled with the ability of PW Nigeria Limited to deliver standard roads and drainages was indeed a major factor that facilitated the successful construction of the buildings.

RESIDENTIAL RE-DEVELOPMENT AT 4A BAYO KUKU, IKOYI, LAGOS STATE

About the Project

The project is a Lion buildings Limited initiative to provide residential apartments within a fast growing hub at Bayo Kuku Street Ikoyi. Other developmental projects by Lion Buildings Limited within the hub include residential developments at 6A and 6B bayo kuku street etc to create a unique synergy and make living condition within the hub a complete success. The following works was carried out in the project: demolition works, main building redevelopment and extention, boys quarters development, underground water tank, water treatment plant, roads and walk way and the development of a gate house and generator house. The final cost of the project was N423M.

Project Challenges

the project site was located in a quiet vicinity so care was taken when demolition works was going on. the demolition works was also done carefully so as not to affect the existing foundation area. town planning approval was not gotten on time which stalled the project a bit but despite that the project team was able to manage the situation efficiently and effectively.

Project Success

The project was able to meet its deliverables in terms of scope, time and budget and other success criteria requested by the client. Good interaction between the project team and client on Planning, assessment of risks and constraints are the major success factors on this project.

Commercial

APAPA HOTEL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, APAPA, LAGOS STATE

About the Project

The project commenced in 2006; it involved the Construction of a 3-Star Hotel for Apapa Hotels Limited at Apapa, Lagos State BCA scope of work involves the complete construction of the Proposed Hotel Development, including all Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Furnishing & Fittings. The Contract sum for Civil Works, Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Furnishing, etc. was N700Million.

Project Challenges

Due to the peculiarity of the project (remodelling and conversion of old structures), BCA was appointed as Prime Consultant/Project Managers and specifically mandated to manage the project cost, design and supervision of the project. The project involves interfacing with various would-be hotel operators like Golden Tulip, Sheraton, etc and incorporating specific features into the drawings using economies of scale.

Project Success

The project was highly successful because key elements such as project cost, design and work supervision were effectively managed and all cost related issues such as vetting of site instructions, claims and valuations were promptly treated and resolved. BCA was able to manage the interface between the Client and the project financier with the sole aim of ensuring a hitch free project execution.

Industrial

ABA BROWNFIELD BREWERY FOR NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC

About the Project

The project, which has since been completed, is an expansion of the Aba Brewery, conceived by and arising from the need by Nigerian Breweries Plc to meet the growing demand for its products in the Eastern part of Nigeria and thereby improve its business opportunity. The project involves extensive expansion of the existing brewery, spanning over the acquired adjoining properties. New structures and facilities are being constructed, existing facilities are to be refurbished, expanded and re arranged for improved logistics.

Billing Cost Associates is the only local consultant on the project working closely with Royal Haskoning DHV based in Holland who provided Project management, Architectural, Structural and Mechanical/Mechanical services on the project.

Billing Cost Associates, in addition to providing Quantity Surveying Services was also mandated to interface with rest of the project team towards meeting statutory requirements as well as safety and risk related issues based on our previous experience on manufacturing projects. The project was divided into 3 phases in order to minimize disruptions to brewery operations The project cost at tender stage was about N4.397Billion.

Project Challenges

Because it is a Brownfield brewery, construction activities were expected to run parallel with brewery production and logistics. Another major concern is the issue of security particularly as it relates to expatriates. We made solid arrangement with the Nigerian Police for escorts, controlled movement of personnel and above all double the efforts by liaising with the local heads to ensure coordinated orchestral of security web.

PROJECT BARBARA II FOR GUINNESS NIGERIA PLC AT OGBA BREWERY, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE

About the Project

The project which has since been completed; was an expansion of the Ogba Brewery, arising from the need for Guinness Nigeria Plc to meet the growing demand for its products in the Western part of Nigeria and thereby improve its business opportunity. New structures and facilities are being constructed, existing facilities are to be refurbished and expanded, work also included re arrangement of the brewery operation for improved logistics. Billing Cost Associates, provided Quantity Surveying Services and was also mandated to interface with rest of the project team towards meeting statutory requirements as well as safety and risk related issues based on our previous experience on manufacturing projects. The project cost at tender stage was about N1.15Billion.

Project Challenges

Because it was a Brownfield brewery, construction activities were expected to run parallel with brewery production and logistics. Most of the challenges on the project were easily overcome due to our familiarisation with working on manufacturing and food processing projects. Interface between civil works and equipment installations were well coordinated through organisational processes, procedures and good understanding of the operation environment.

Project Success

It is expected that the project upon completion will increase production capacity of the brewery, upgrade to more recent international standards and improve logistics. The completed project will meet all international and local standards required from a food processing company.

PETLINE PROJECT FOR NIGERIAN BREWERIES PLC AT SANGO-OTA, OGUN STATE

About the Project

The project which has since been completed; is an expansion of the Aba Brewery, conceived by and arising from the need by Nigerian Breweries Plc to meet the growing demand for its products in the Western part of Nigeria and thereby improve its business opportunity. It formed part of the expansion works at the Sona Brewery Ota newly acquired by Nigerian Breweries. New structures and facilities are being constructed, existing facilities are to be refurbished, expanded and re arrangement of the brewery operation for improved logistics. Billing Cost Associates is the only local consultant on the project working closely with Royal Haskoning DHV based in Holland who provides Project management, Architectural, Structural and Mechanical/Mechanical services on the project.

Billing Cost Associates, in addition to providing Quantity Surveying Services was also mandated to interface with rest of the project team towards meeting statutory requirements as well as safety and risk related issues based on our previous experience on manufacturing projects. The project is divided into 3 phases in order to minimize disruptions to brewery operations. The project cost at tender stage is about N5.7Billion.

Project Challenges

Because it is a Brownfield brewery, construction activities expected to run parallel with brewery production and logistics. The conceptualization of the project together with the production of the detailed drawings were done in Amsterdam, Holland, client based in Lagos, users in Aba communication is considered a very useful tool. Most of the challenges on the project were easily overcome through our familiarisation with working on manufacturing and food processing companies. Interface between civil works and equipment installations were well coordinated through organisational processes, procedures and good understanding of the operation environment.

Another major concern is the issue of security particularly as it relates to expatriates. We made solid arrangement with the Nigerian Police for escorts, controlled movement of personnel and above all double the efforts by liaising with the local heads to ensure coordinated orchestral of security web. A major concern was location of existing services, because the site had just been acquired some of the areas do not have As-built drawings hence serious caution taken during demolition.

Project Success

It is expected that the project when completed will increase production capacity of the brewery, upgrade existing facilities and equipment to more recent international standards, improve logistics and distribution network within the Eastern region, guarantee business success in terms of improved company revenue. The completed project will meet all international and local standards required from a food processing company.

GREENFIELD FACTORY FOR NESTLE FOODS NIGERIAN PLC AT ABAJI, ABUJA, FCT.

About the Project

The project involved the construction of a Main Factory area and the provision of other ancillary buildings/structures to facilitate the running of the factory in general. Other structures included Admin Building, Workshop, Water treatment plant, Canteen, Amenities, Compressor, Chiller, Generator house, Securities/Clinic, Pallet canopy, Well house & Production waste canopy. It also entailed the construction of civil/infrastructural works to aid the operations of the facility. The project cost at tender stage was about N1.2Billion.

Project Challenges

The project was a Greenfield, the site was hilly, a lot of civil engineering works was carried out to achieve a level surface. The project was managed within the client budget despite various additional work and extras that arose during the Post-Contract phase. Most of the challenges on the project were easily overcome through our familiarisation with working on manufacturing and food processing companies. Interface between civil works and equipment installations were well coordinated through organisational processes, procedures and good understanding of the operation environment.

Another major concern was the issue of security particularly as it related to foreign expatriates. We made solid arrangements with the Nigerian Police for escorts, controlled movement of personnel and above all doubled the efforts by liaising with the local heads to ensure co-ordinated orchestral of security web.

Project Success

It is expected that the project when completed will increase production capacity of Nestle Nigeria, improve logistics and distribution network within the Northern region, and guarantee business success in terms of improved company revenue. The completed project will meet all international and local standards required from a food processing company.

WEST AFRICA PORTLAND CEMENT PLC NEW KILN LINE PROJECT, EWEKORO, OGUN STATE

About the Project

The project was executed between 1999 & 2003; it involved the Construction of New Kiln Line Process Plant at Ewekoro, Ogun State. BCA scope of work involves the complete Cost Engineering of the project in collaboration with the designers Messrs Ove Arup & Partners Nigeria. The Contract sum for Civil Works, Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Furnishing, etc. was N12Billion.

Project Challenges

The project was purely a Civil Engineering project, with approximate Bills of Quantities. BCA was specifically mandated to manage the project cost; this was done through thorough re-measurementof works executed, variations and claims. The sub soil was surprisingly a bedrock of sedimentary rock. This was not initially captured in the scope definition/investigation. It became a source of worry to the Client because of the tight budget.

Project Success

The project was highly successful because project cost was effectively managed and all cost related issues like vetting of site instructions, claims and valuations were promptly treated and resolved. Principally, BCA initiated and carried out cost comparison of varying alternatives and a value gain analysis reflected a +20%.

Recreational & Leisure

APAPA HOTEL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT, APAPA, LAGOS STATE

About the Project

The project commenced in 2006; it involved the Construction of a 3-Star Hotel for Apapa Hotels Limited at Apapa, Lagos State BCA scope of work involves the complete construction of the Proposed Hotel Development, including all Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Furnishing & Fittings. The Contract sum for Civil Works, Mechanical & Electrical Installation, Furnishing, etc. was N700Million.

Project Challenges

Due to the peculiarity of the project (remodelling and conversion of old structures), BCA was appointed as Prime Consultant/Project Managers and specifically mandated to manage the project cost, design and supervision of the project. The project involves interfacing with various would-be hotel operators like Golden Tulip, Sheraton, etc and incorporating specific features into the drawings using economies of scale.

Project Success

PROJECT SUCCESS The project was highly successful because key elements such as project cost, design and work supervision were effectively managed and all cost related issues such as vetting of site instructions, claims and valuations were promptly treated and resolved. BCA was able to manage the interface between the Client and the project financier with the sole aim of ensuring a hitch free project execution.

GOLF ESTATE AT CALABAR, CROSS-RIVERS STATE

About the Project

The project was a UPDC initiative to provide residential apartments within a fast growing hub adjacent to the popular Tinapa Resort meant to complement the fast growing needs of tourists within the Calabar metropolis. Other developmental projects completed by the Cross Rivers state government within the hub included world-class conference centre, infrastructures like roads, drainages, electricity, water, etc to create a unique synergy and make living condition within the hub a complete success. The Estate upon its completion would provide over 200 apartments of various sizes comprising of blocks of flats, detached duplexes, semi-detached duplexes, etc. The estimated cost of the Golf Estate is about Four Billion Naira (N5B).

Project Challenges

The project site was located in a virgin green field area and the major challenge of the project was the undulating topography and life-threatening gullies created by heavy rain falls of the mangrove forest that must be overcome and transformed into beautiful environments for the would-be occupiers of the estate. Another major challenge was the difficulty of executing projects within the oil-rich Niger Delta of which Calabar was a major oil-rich area.

Project Success

The government was actively involved in the project and ensured timelines for payments, RFI responses and project REQUIREMENTS were done promptly.

Education & Institutional

REFURBISHMENT OF LAGOS FACTORY FOR NIGERIAN SECURITY PRINTING AND MINTING

About the Project

The project was the major renovation of the factory since it was established in 1963. The project was divided into two phases, civil requirements for equipment/production installations and upgrade of entire building. The project was borne out of The Federal Government policy to improve on quality of Nigerian Naira note to meet international standard changing from paper to polymer. Towards achieving this goal, the entire project team and client representatives visited some equipment manufacturers in Europe during the scope definition and project planning session. The project is located along Ahmadu Bello way, Victoria Island, Lagos. The cost after completion was about N1.8Billion and was commissioned in 2008 by President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Billing Cost Associates provided Consultant Project Management and Quantity Surveying services on the project.

Project Challenges

High security and strict confidentiality were placed on the project because of the peculiarities of its operation. The project was time constrained. Because of the age of the building so many additional works were carried out on the structures which were beyond the extent initially envisaged during the scope definition and project planning session. Compliance with Health, Safety and Environment was strictly enforced through-out the project execution because administrative and production operation were running simultaneously with the construction operation. Apart from basic local materials for civil works construction, most of the other materials were outsourced from outside the country. Billing Cost Associates co-ordinated all the planning and procurement phases

Project Success

The project was able to meet its deliverables in terms of product and project requirements. The currency was launched into Nigerian financial market as scheduled. Lessons learned from our previous projects running concurrently with production operation in some manufacturing and food companies really assisted in early planning and prior assessment of risks involved in this project. All put together resulted in value oriented success.

HEADQUARTERS OFFICE COMPLEX FOR WAEC (INTERNATIONAL), AGIDINGBI, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE

About the Project

The project commenced in 2011, it involved the construction of an administrative block, a Multipurpose building, a 52–room guest house, and external siteworks in the heart of Ikeja, the Lagos State capital at an initial cost of about Three Billion Naira (N3B).

Project Challenges

The project was transversed by the Proposed Lagos State Metro line which resulted into a redesign of the multi purpose building to avoid the metro line right of way (ROW). Special attention was given to vibration of the building due to the metro line corridor across the site.

Project Success

The project reached practical completion was able to meet its deliverables in terms of project requirements and functionalities.

CENTRAL BANK NIGERIA INTERVENTION PROJECT AT KADUNA STATE UNIVERSITY, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE

About the Project

The project commenced in 2014, it involved the construction of Three (3) Storey Office Complex Building, New Faculty of Art Building and Faculty of Environmental Sciences Building and external works in both Kaduna and Kafachan campus all within Kaduna State at an initial cost of about One Billion Naira (N1B).

Project Challenges

The project initially didn’t begin until after Nine (9) months due to the change in the leadership of the financier (CBN). There was also delay in payment by the clients at certain times which had a great effect on the project delivery.

Project Success

The project was handed over to the beneficiary (KADSU) on 26th May, 2017.

REFURBISHMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT OF 1004 ESTATES AT VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS.

About the Project

The project which commenced in 2007 and was completed in 2010 was a complete renovation of buildings and infrastructure in the old 1004 flats formerly owned by the federal government of Nigeria. The new owners; 1004 Estates Ltd (UPDC and Union Homes) embarked on the renovation works of the entire estate comprising of 6 blocks of 14 storey high rise buildings (each having 84 units of 3-bedroom duplexes and 42 units of 2-bedroom duplexes), 25 blocks of 3 storey buildings (each having 8 units of 4-bedroom flats), and 2 blocks of 3 storey buildings (with a combined total of 48 units of 3 bedroom duplexes); totalling 1004 apartments in all, and from which the estate derived it’s name. Four new blocks of 3 storey buildings comprising 8 units of 4-bedroom flats were constructed, and 6 units of 1-bedroom studio apartments were incorporated in each of the 14 storey high rise buildings. On completion, the estate had a total of 1,072 units of apartments. The roads, electricity, water supply and all other infrastructure were refurbished to premium standards.

Project challenges

Renovation works on the existing buildings and infrastructure which were already over 30 years old was a major challenge for the design team and engineers. Replacement and relocation of M&E services like cables and sanitary wares posed great challenges to the contractors as extra care was needed to work around the old structures without causing any structural defects. Procurement of materials like sanitary wares and tiles with emphasis on quality and uniformity throughout the estate was another major challenge for the client and project team.

Project Success

The project design and planning was carefully done, and execution was monitored adequately by all consultants. Best practice techniques were employed by all consultants on the project, and the choice of relatively experienced contractors helped the successful completion of the project. Achieving high quality and uniformity of sanitary wares and tiles was a major success on this project. BCA was at the forefront issuing out cost comparison of various design alternatives.

The Team

Because of the huge size of the project and the initial completion period of 36 weeks, the client employed the services of six consulting firms; three Architectural firms, one Structural Engineering firm, one M&E Consulting firm, and one Quantity Surveying firm; Billing Cost Associates. The contractors were numerous as the project was split into several units to ensure timely completion and other factors.

Healthcare

Transportation

RECONSTRUCTION OF AJOSE ADEOGUN ROAD FOR ZENITH BANK PLC, VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS

About the Project

The reconstruction work which commenced in 2006, was part of Zenith Bank Plc’s social and corporate responsibility to its immediate community. The project involved re alignment and complete re construction of the road with service ducts on either side of the road and crossing at regular intervals. All complete with signages and road furniture. Billing Cost Associates was responsible for the design, supervision and management of the entire project. The estimated cost after completion was N895Million excluding Horticultural works.

Project Challenges

The road is considered to be one of the busiest in Victoria Island, Lagos due to its strategic location; within a built environment and servicing a major commercial nerve centre on the island as well as granting access to other parts of Victoria Island. To meet up with these logistic challenges, resources were committed from within the project team selected by Billing Cost Associates comprising OF the State Government in form of police protection, traffic control from LASTMA and coordination of activities of Private Telecoms operators (PTO), power distribution company, etc. The project was done with minimal disturbance to the neighbourhood, existing facilities/infrastructure and Health/safety of the environment. Alternative roads were well maintained and made motorable throughout the construction period. BCA co-ordinated this barrage of activities successfully and the project was well applauded.

Project Success

The project was able to meet its deliverables in terms of scope, schedule and budget as well as other success criteria as requested by the client. The major success factors on this project were due to good interaction between the project team and client on planning, assessment of risks, constraints and appropriate consideration for alternative access/diversion during road construction. As a result of this success, the contractor has since been working on roads and other projects for Lagos State Government. Billing Cost Associates supervised all the activities.

IYOHA COMMUNITY ROAD DEVELOPMENT (PHASE 1), BENIN, EDO STATE

About the Project

The construction work which commenced in 2012, was part of Guinness Nigerian Plc’s social and corporate responsibility to its immediate community. The project involved phase one of the complete construction of the road, drainage, culverts, walkway and landscape on either side of the road and crossing at regular intervals. All complete with signages and road furniture. Billing Cost Associates was appointed as Consultant Quantity Surveyor and Ove Arup & Partners Nigeria Ltd was Project Managers/Prime. The estimated cost after completion was N510Million.

Project Challenges

The road had been destroyed by gully erosion over the years. Also, there was a Gas Pipeline from Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) that existed underneath the project site which put a great task before the contractor but at the end we were able to work round it. The project was done with minimal disturbance to the neighborhood, existing facilities/infrastructure and Health/safety of the environment. Alternative roads were well maintained and made motorable throughout the construction period.

Project Success

The project was able to meet its deliverables in terms of scope, time and budget and other success criteria requested by the client. Good interaction between the project team and client on Planning, assessment of risks, constraints and alternative access road construction are the major success factors on this project.

Land Development