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About SVR SA Quantity Surveyors: Balancing Costs & Building for the Future

Our Managing Director, Niel Smith, originally established SVR SA Quantity Surveyors in the Free State in 1989. The business grew quickly from inception, with operations soon expanded to Gauteng and the Western Cape in 1990. In 1996 we opened our Head Office in Johannesburg and, since 2007, we have been based at Quadrum Office Park, a premium commercial property development in Constantia Kloof, which we developed.

We attribute our success to several key factors. These include service excellence from our skilled team of professionals, ongoing support from our diverse range of clients and a continued investment in systems, software and technology. We work hard, we work smart and we are passionate about the work we do for our clients.

Our work spans various types of property development and construction projects, including the following:
Retail property developments and shopping centre refurbishments
Commercial property developments, including office parks and office refurbishments
Warehousing and industrial construction projects
Sports facilities, including a World Cup stadium and indoor amenities
Educational facilities, including schools and FET colleges
Government buildings such as police stations, state schools and prisons
Residential housing developments
Tourism and hospitality, including hotels, wine estates and game lodges
Mining infrastructure
Civil engineering projects, including roads, sewer systems and storm water drainage

With offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town we have centralised systems and advanced IT networks to support and link mobile teams around South Africa and across Africa. Extensive use of technology sets us apart from our competitors, enabling us to work fast, to gauge costs accurately and to communicate quickly with clients to keep you abreast of progress and project milestone

Contact us to explore new working opportunities. We assure you of a professional approach, a commitment to client service and lasting relationships. By partnering with us you will benefit from skilled quantity surveying and related skills, as well as a strong focus on managing costs successfully in your construction projects.

Leadership team

SVR SA Quantity Surveyors has a skilled team of dedicated professionals. These include quantity surveyors, project managers, skilled administrators and highly-competent support staff. Our executive management team includes the following leaders:

Niel Smith, Managing Director

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, Director – Quantity Surveying

Jacques du Bruyn, Director – Quantity Surveying

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 – Associate

Samuel Sebe – Associate

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.