• M & T Cost Engineering

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  • About Us

    M & T Cost Engineering is a Quantity Surveying & Construction Cost Management Consultancy practice with offices in Sydney and Melbourne.


    It was founded in 1997 as a small firm and since then it has grown with a team of experienced & qualified experts and its own office space.


    M & T Cost Engineering has been involved in several significant projects and has built a reputation for its professional services.

  • Our Services

    M & T Cost Engineering offers Construction Cost Management services to Property Developers, Property Investors, Building Owners and Builders, including Subcontractors. The type of services offered to these different clients are detailed below.

    Property Developers & Investors

    M & T Cost Engineering ensures that Property Developers and Investors get the maximum return on their investments by providing the following professional services:

    • Development Feasibility Studies
    • Estimating operating costs of buildings
    • Life Cycle Costing
    • Preparation of Tax Depreciation Schedules

    Property Tax Depreciations

    M&T Cost Engineering has been helping property investors over 20 years to maximise their tax return.

    We prepare Depreciation Schedules for:

    • Residential properties
    • Office or Commercial premises
    • Retail shops
    • Medical and Dental Practices
    • Childcare Centres
    • Factories and Warehouses or other Industrial buildings
    • Clubs and Entertainment Centres
    • Gyms and Fitness Centres
    • Cold Room & Storage Facilities

    Construction Clients

    M & T Cost Engineering acts as the agent of Construction Clients and manages the project cost from inception to completion to ensure projects are delivered within the budget parameters whilst meeting the client requirements.


    Procurement Strategy Advice

    The use of the right procurement strategy for a project will reduce risks for the client while improving the value of the project. M & T Cost Engineering provides assistance and advice to clients on the most suitable procurement strategy for their project in light of a range of performance factors such as cost, time and quality of the project.


    Pre-construction Cost Management

    At the pre-construction stage, M & T Cost Engineering provides the following cost management services for projects:

    • Feasibility studies
    • Preparation of estimates for council DA approval
    • Preparation of cost plans
    • Preparation of BoQs and tender documents
    • Tender evaluation

    Construction Cost Management

    During the construction stage, M & T Cost Engineering acts as the Superintendent and manages the following cost control aspects for our clients:

    • Cash flow management
    • Cost control
    • Assessment of progress claims and payment certification
    • Valuation of variations
    • Assessment of extension of time (EOT) claims
    • Preparation of final accounts

    Builders & Subcontractors

    M & T Cost Engineering works with Builders and Subcontractors of all trades and ensures competitive tenders are submitted to clients and head contractors to increase success in the tendering process. Upon winning a project, M & T Cost Engineering continues to work with them to ensure projects are cost managed to achieve the desired profit margin.


    Tendering Services

    At the tendering stage, M & T Cost Engineering ensures accurate and competitive tenders are submitted by Builders, Subcontractors to Clients & Head Contractors by way of offering the following services:

    • Preparation of Builder’s BoQs on shared or exclusive basis
    • Tendering strategies
    • Subcontractor tender package preparation
    • Subcontractor tender evaluation

    Contract Administration Services

    During construction, M & T Cost Engineering takes care of the Contract Administration aspects of construction projects for Builders and Subcontractors in the following ways:

    • Builder’s cash-flow preparation
    • Preparation of progress payment claims
    • Preparation of variation claims
    • Preparation of extension of time (EOT) claims
    • Assessment of subcontractors’ progress claims and payment certification
  • Our Projects

    Since its establishment, M & T Cost Engineering has provided consultancy services to over 1,500 successful construction projects both for public and private clients. The types of project managed include: apartments, shopping centres, hospitals, university and TAFE buildings, schools, aged-care centres, warehouses, carparks, swimming pools and residents.

    Residential Project: Serviced Apartment

    Residential Project: Serviced Apartment

  • What our Clients say about us


    “Thanks for the great job. A very professional service”

    Chris Massey

    National Manager Property Projects & Facilities

    Australian Hearing

    “The reason I am making contact with you is to congratulate, comment and applaud you for producing an excellent builders bill. Well done!”

    John Leinonen

    Estimating Manager

    ADCO Constructions Pty Ltd

    “It has not gone unnoticed that BoQs from yourself have been very good in past 6 months. Thanks again for getting this one completed ahead of schedule”

    Joanne McNicholl

    The Reed Group

    “I am very happy with the result from your Tax Depreciation Report. I will definitely recommend you to my friends”

    Terence Zhong

    Product Manager

    Multos International

    “Thank you for the excellent Depreciation Report”

    Peter Connell

    Private Investor

  • Our Team

    M & T Cost Engineering features a team of experienced and qualified experts.

    Siva N Sivabalan

    BSc (Hons), MRICS, AAIQS

    Siva is the founding Director of M & T Cost Engineering.


    After graduating from UK with BSC (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, Siva has worked as a Quantity Surveyor, Estimator and Contract Administrator in UK, Sri Lanka, Oman, Seychelles and now in Australia.


    He has over 37 years’ experience as a Cost Consultant.

    Sydney Office Team

    Ø Frank Bazak (B Build, FAIQS)

    Ø Arudselvan Kathirgamu (BSc Eng)

    Ø Jeevakumar Subramaniam (BSc Eng)

    Ø Mangalika Amarasooria (Dip Tech)

    Ø Dilini De Alwis (BSc Eng, Dip QS)

    Ø Jai Carol Gu (BCMP in QS)

    Ø Jeyagowri Sutharsanan (BSc Eng)

    Ø Madhu Maharjan (MEng, BEng)

    Ø Thatparan Kanaganayagam (BSc Eng)

    Ø Kularaj Kunaratnam (BSc QS Hons)

    Ø Dhamara Sutharsan (Adv. Dip. Accounting)

    Melbourne Office Team

    Ø Kajitha Sendooran Balasubramaniam (BSc QS Hons)

    Ø Saumya Dasanthi Palagala (BSc Eng

  • Contact Us

    Get in touch with us for any of your Quantity Surveying or Construction Consultancy needs.

    M & T Cost Engineering
    Suite 10, 9 Seven Hills Road, Baulkham Hills NSW 2153
    (02) 9639 9942