WT (NORTH AMERICA)
Cost Consulting | Project Delivery | P3 Advisory
Founded in Australia back in 1949, WT has become a force in North America since 2010. Recognized for our technology-forward ‘start-up’ culture, highly engaged team of multi-disciplinary advisors and long-term partnership approach with client programs, WT is a trusted advisor to Owners, Developers, Government and Private sector clients. With a footprint of over 60 locations and 1700 staff globally, we’re an award-winning advisory firm who support clients across the infrastructure investment, construction and asset management sectors.
We bring energy, ambition and motivation to our clients to deliver outstanding results on-time & on-budget.
We have extensive experience providing construction and project management services within the public and the private sector on some of the largest projects in the country. A trusted advisor to Owners, Developers, Government and Private sector clients, WT is one of the very few PMC firms in the US market that is centrally focused on the delivery of Public Private Partnerships.
We provide consultancy services on a wide range of commissions for clients in most business sectors throughout the world including North and Central America, UK, Europe, Asia, China, India, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific.
Behind the scenes
As can be evidenced in various Letters of Recommendation, WT has delivered various complex programs in a broad range of asset categories for both public and private clients. We submit that finding a team of professionals as affable and easy to work with as ours AND you’ll appreciate seeing in the office or on the project site working alongside you every day will be tough to find.
We’re a tested, persevering bunch, who get the job done, while valuing camaraderie and often managing to have fun in the process.
WT Partnership is an advisory business that supports a number of different types of clients with their property and construction endeavors.
Our business is structured around three main offerings being P3 Advisory (that’s around all technical aspects of P3s), Cost Consulting (the full gamut of cost estimating, bid leveling, construction cost control, and budget management) and Project Delivery. Project Delivery encompasses any and all support our clients need to get their projects delivered successfully. From owners’ representative to design management, through contract management and commissioning services.
Our focus is to provide confidence and support to our clients to deliver a ‘no surprises’ experience through the design, construction, operation and maintenance process.
WT itself was founded in 1949 by two men sharing the same initials of WT and profession of quantity surveying who met during the WWII. They established WT in Adelaide, Australia, and London, England simultaneously, so we’ve been a global business from the very start.
The North American business started in 2010 when we established a presence in Mexico City, focused on mainly high end residential and hospitality projects for some of our global clients.
In 2015, the opportunity arose with the opening up of the P3 market for us to leverage our experience into the UC Merced 2020 project transaction. And so, our first project in the US was a $1.3bn ‘never been done before’ P3 project for the University of California, but we’ve taken it in our stride. We got a deal done, and it continues to be on-schedule and on-budget.
From there to here in 2019, we’ve picked up some incredible projects and clients ranging from Hawaii in the West to Newfoundland in the outreaches of Canada.
With 70 years of history and over 50 locations worldwide, we’ve picked up some experience through the years. But that’s not enough.
We carry that collective experience forward to each of our clients, using data, insights, and analysis to make sure we optimize their projects. Doing this means we bring instant value to any project, whilst being easy to deal with.
We are privately owned and our leaders are hands-on in the business.
We are entirely focused on the big picture and long term relationships, we are long term partners with our clients.
Some say it’s a dark art. Others say it doesn’t exist.
Quantity Surveying (or ‘QSing’ as its colloquially termed) is a hybrid between project management and cost estimating, BUT EVEN BETTER.
It’s an ancient profession with a Royal Charter from the Queen, degree programs and societies, but it never really took hold in the USA.
For us, it boils down to a role of facilitation and owners representation on all matters of cost and contract, with a view to driving on-time and on-budget delivery of projects.