Aston Group appoints new quantity surveyor

Aston Group has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Andrea Truccas as an Estimator and Quantity Surveyor, reporting directly to the Managing Director, Alan Thomas.

Andrea trained as a Quantity Surveyor after moving to the UK from Italy and has gained extensive experience working on a variety of projects, engaging with both main contractors and specialists sub-contractors.

At Aston Group (formerly Aston Heating), he is responsible for evaluating all commercial projects, estimating work, and managing the account to keep track of costs. Working closely with the project management team, he is involved from the beginning of the tender stage and commissioning through to the closure of the account.

Alan Thomas says that Andrea has a crucial role to play within the business: “Andrea’s technical skills and expertise are of vital importance to many of the complex and often long-term projects we undertake for a broad range of demanding clients,” he says.

Andrea is currently engaged in a significant mechanical project with Ascham Homes where Aston is carrying out an upgrade to the existing heating distribution for 12,000 residential properties: “It is a long-term project being carried out in phases and the need to maintain the necessary attention to detail is paramount,” Alan adds. “As the electrical side of the business continues to grow, Andrea’s expertise will support us in this area as well.”

Andrea is also using his knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to help support projects, which are using the estimating model. “For projects where contractors are using BIM to automatically calculate costs it is imperative to have an experienced QS involved,” Andrea says.
“We need to accurately costs all work from the outset and manage the cost side of the project from commission to delivery.”