SVR SA Quantity Surveyors

Balancing Costs & Building for the Future.

Company History & Background

SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd is a Professional Quantity Surveying practice based in Johannesburg operating since 1989. Our enterprise is highly flexible in order to adapt and deal with the sensitivities and uncertainties of the construction sector by fulfilling client needs which requires quick, integrated turnaround times and service delivery in the various fields and climates of property developments and construction. Our team of highly specialized and qualified financial consultants strives to adapt continuously to new technologies, strategies and techniques to work smarter and faster, offering a competitive advantage by differentiating ourselves and functioning in collaboration with other professional roles players acting on behalf of our clients and preserving their interests.

SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd are very versatile covering a broad spectrum of large and small projects such as:

  • Re-developments and re-decorations; refurbishments and renovations, revitalizations,
  • extensions and alterations to existing properties and infrastructure.
  • Educational; secondary and tertiary educational institutions.
  • Infrastructure projects; township and precinct developments, roads and civils services.
  • Retail developments; regional and convenience shopping centres, etc.
  • Tenant Installations; Various national groups from small to large.
  • Medical facilities; hospitals, day clinics, day care, doctor suites, etc.
  • Offices; commercial office parks, office blocks, internal corporate tenant fit-outs, etc
  • Industrial developments; warehouses, storage facilities, manufacturing and distribution
  • Sports and recreation facilities; sports various facilities, stadiums, etc.
  • Hotel and residential facilities; student accommodation, low cost housing, high rise luxury
  • apartments, boutique hotels, etc


Years Established

Square meterage developed

Fields of Expertise

Retail property developments

Retail property developments and shopping center refurbishments

Commercial construction

Commercial property developments, including office parks & office refurbishments

Industrial developments

Warehousing and industrial construction projects

Sporting Facilities

Sports facilities, including a World Cup stadium and indoor amenities

Educational facilities

Educational facilities, including schools and FET colleges

Government buildings

Government buildings such as police stations, state schools and prisons

Residential developments

Residential housing developments

Hotel and Leisure

Tourism and hospitality, including hotels, wine estates and game lodges


Mining infrastructure

Civil engineering projects

Civil engineering projects, including roads, sewer systems and storm water drainage


Our Vision

Our core vision is to contemplate the interest of our clients in society, demonstrate righteousness to the profession, act with respect, proficiency, prowess and sustain continuous professional excellence in what we do.


Our Mission

Our mission is to promote and implement services smarter and faster offering a competitive advantage to our clients and differentiate ourselves from other practices through excellence and technology offering a unique and comprehensive service at all times.

Range Of Services We Provide

Our typical services offered comprise

  • Construction development advice
  • Financial cost estimating and feasibility studies
  • Cost planning and control
  • Preparation of bills of quantities
  • Project procurement
  • Contractual strategies and implementation
  • Progress valuations
  • Cash flow predictions
  • Settling of project final accounts
Our additional specialist services:
  • Project management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Tenant Installations
  • Dispute resolution
  • Property valuations.

Building Lasting Relationships

Corporate Social Responsibility

In broad terms the definition of corporate social responsibility for SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd is the relationship between our firm and local society benefiting our environment through sustainable, responsible and transparent operations. Through project involvement, SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd hypothesize by helping communities to help themselves. Local participation on organized projects delivers sustainable results through empowered involvement and skills development. Through this principle of learning, involvement and awareness, such developments can free people from the deprivation trap and eradicate poverty in such a diverse county such as South Africa. Community involvement can be seen as a vehicle for human process of empowerment in which SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd proud themselves.

The construction industry has a significant impact on the environment as and when projects are undertaken. With global warming a reality, environmental standards, regulations and legislation suggests structured environmental management policies, strategies and plans to be developed, implemented, controlled and maintained as part of the objective of any construction organisation.

SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd promote formal environmental management frameworks when it comes to project evaluation, design, construction and end product use.

Leadership Team

Niel Smith

Niel Smith

Managing Director

Niel launched SVR SA Quantity Surveyors in 1989. Niel’s broad experience and industry insight have helped our business grow and flourish over the years. His key skills extend beyond managerial acumen, client relations and general quantity surveying. His niche expertise includes world-class cost engineering capabilities and comprehensive project management proficiency.

Jacques du Bruyn

Jacques du Bruyn


Jacques joined our business in 2003 bringing with him an ambition to entrench the company as an industry leader. This has been achieved through focused investment in relevant QS technology and advanced systems. Jacques specialises in retail developments, using innovative technology and a proactive approach to keep our business well-positioned for future growth and prosper

Samuel Sebe

Samuel Sebe


Samuel joined our business in 2004 bringing with him an extensive technical knowledge and experience in all facets of the construction industry leading the technical division in the company. Samuel specializes in steel and concrete structures which is pivotal in any commercial Quantity surveying firm and acts as a role model for the younger generation in the firm pertaining to final quantification of developments through innovative technology and an proactive approach.

BBBEE Status

SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & ProjectManagers (Pty) Ltd is an accredited Level 2 B-BBEE Contributor.

Company Policy towards Education & Training

People can be seen as the most complex resource in an organisation, all with different skills, personalities, strengths and weaknesses. Directing and managing the behaviour of this complex resource in such a manner that people work willingly to reach the enterprise’s objectives requires leadership which is one of the fundamental functions of management. SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd believes in continuous professional development by investing in personnel skills through attending regular accredited seminars, internal and off-site training and courses.

Organisational success depends on people and revolves around the way personnel are developed and managed. SVRSA Quantity Surveyors & Project Managers (Pty) Ltd operates and fosters an environment of honesty and trust through open communication and active learning and listening by being hard on issues, but soft on people.