Gary Pearce is a quantity surveyor with over 20 years of experience in the UK construction industry.  He has worked in both private practice and specialist contracting organisations, primarily within the building envelope sector.  Gary provides a range of commercial services including all quantity surveying and contract administration functions, pre-start contract review, budget analysis, sub-contractor and supply chain management, cost value reconciliation, valuation of variations, and final account preparation and agreement.

Gary’s knowledge of NEC and JCT forms of contract has been gained on many private and public contracts in sectors such as healthcare, energy, transport, residential, leisure and science and technology.  He has successfully managed the commercial aspects of contracts and sub-contracts up to the value of £18M.  He has had direct involvement in both business acquisition and contract novation.

Project Experience

  • Acting for a specialist subcontractor, managed the day-to-day commercial aspects of two contracts for high security fencing with a combined value approaching £35 million carried out under an NEC 3 subcontract and an NEC 4 main contract. Both contracts were subject to significant change and delay.
  • Managed all commercial aspects of a £5 million high-specification curtain walling, windows and doors package on a 13 storey residential development in Kings Cross, London carried out under a JCT design and build sub-contract.
  • Responsible for the day to day commercial administration of a £4.5 million external walling package for two energy centres serving the London 2012 Olympics. The project comprised the design, off-site fabrication and installation of a unique EPDM membrane covered structural insulated panel system with Corten expanded metal rainscreen carried out under a bespoke contract.  Included managing the valuation of significant change, extensions of time and loss and expense.
  • Collaborated with a forensic programmer to provide quantum analysis to support an £850,000 claim encompassing delayed start and change on a £7.5 million NEC 3 Option A subcontract in relation to the vent shaft housing for a new London underground station.
  • Operated the share mechanism for a building envelope specialist on a £7 million NEC 3 Option C subcontract for nuclear decommissioning works.
  • Control and administration of the interim applications for payment for a specialist sub-contractor carrying out interior and exterior facades on a new London underground station carried out under an NEC 3 Option E subcontract.  The contract value of £18 million was subject to government audit.
  • Carried out the full commercial administration on a £5 million leisure complex carried out under a JCT major projects sub-contract, including managing the commercial aspects of numerous specialist trade packages, implementation of incentive schemes and drafting the Response to an adjudication Referral Notice.