Since 1957

Hanscomb Quantity Surveyors
& Cost Consultants

Trusted Cost Advisors for the Construction Industry


Why Hanscomb

As Trusted Construction Cost Advisors, we provide reliable, independent capital and operating costs and monitor them at all stages of a project’s life cycle because how money is spent matters. Investing wisely today saves money in the future.

We Survey every measurable Quantity and estimate what is known and what has yet to be designed. What, why, where, when and how something is built impacts cost, and our mission is to ensure that investors can make informed financial decisions at every project stage.

Want to know the impact of escalation on a project’s construction cost?

Our Escalation Calculator allows you to see how changes in labour and material cost for non-residential construction have impacted a project’s cost in a given location based on census data surveyed by Statistics Canada.

Choose from 11 census metropolitan areas, 7 going back as far as 1981 and 4 additional cities(*) added in 2017

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Escalation & Calculator Tool



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Using non-residential construction indices from Statistics Canada is a great starting point in assessing the impacts of time on construction costs but is only one piece of the puzzle.

To truly assess the impact of time on a project you must also consider changes in code, standards, best practice and market over time in a given location. Hanscomb’s team of professionals can help.

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David Stolte
Mackenzie Health

01 / 20 Testimonials

Excellent presentation, educated board

Hi Andrea, Susan, Gianni, and Saleha,

Thanks so much for attending last night’s Mackenzie Health board meeting and providing and delivering excellent presentations!

Our team and the board very much appreciated the time and effort that you put into this. As well, the board gained more appreciation of the extent of the planning effort for the Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital project. The education that the board received will go a long way to ensuring that the board is well equipped to provide its upcoming approval to issue the RFP later this year.

David Stolte
Mackenzie Health

PRISM Partners

02 / 20 Testimonials

Meet deadlines no matter what

Hi Susan,

I just want to thank you for once again working like a “mad woman” to get the costing done for my St Thomas project. It seems like I always have the clients and consulting team who are working on crazy schedules with crazy timelines. You always come through and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

Also, thanks to the “elusive” Craig Bye. For the past 2 years as I have been working with you, you have mentioned Craig many times and he is usually copied on emails, but we have yet to meet. I have a feeling he also plays a large part in meeting these deadlines. Thanks Craig!

PRISM Partners

Carol Bragagnolo
Angelus & Associates Ltd.,

03 / 20 Testimonials

Beyond call of duty, above and beyond, dedicated, commitment to firm, numbers and clients, smile, laugh

I wanted to take this opportunity to send you my thanks in recognition for your "super starts" - namely Craig Bye who went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that The Salvation Army Toronto Grace Health Centre - Modified Stage Two Submission to government made its deadline. I also wanted to give a glorified shout-out to Susan Neil for assisting us in meeting this deadline.

I have worked with your firm now for over 25 years, in my various healthcare leadership capacities, and I wanted you to know how grateful I am for what these individuals, namely Craig and Susan have done for me and the hospitals I represent, always going above and beyond…… working through their vacations, through their time of loss, to meet the imposed deadlines.

You have an incredible team, and you should be very proud of their dedication and commitment to not only the firm and their numbers but how they deal with their clients under incredible tight deadlines. Always there, always a smile, always a laugh over the phone!

I know that you know this, but I wanted you to hear it from me, a grateful, grateful recipient of the great work your team does!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul, Craig and Susan, for always being there for me. Please extend my thanks to all of the members of the team who worked on the costing.
No words can express my gratitude!

Carol Bragagnolo
Angelus & Associates Ltd.,

Leon Comeau
Statistics Canada

04 / 20 Testimonials

Considerable amount of work within tight schedule on budget, applied additional resources without hesitation, maintained high standards, very good working relationship, valuable

The work consisted of locating recently constructed building, preparing detailed cost estimates and establishing representative samples for future pricing. Hanscomb Limited took on a considerable amount of work within a very tight schedule which was completed within budget. They did not hesitate to apply additional resources as required and also maintained high standards.

Statistics Canada staff developed a very good working relationship with the Hanscomb Limited team that continued throughout the project, which was very valuable in quick resolution of contractual issues.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Hanscomb Limited to others with quantity surveying and construction estimating needs.

Leon Comeau
Statistics Canada

Unit Head, Non-residential and apartment construction price indexes, Goods and Construction Section, Prices Division, Jean Talon Building

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Our Clients

  • City of Edmonton

  • Colliers Project Leaders

  • Government of Manitoba

  • Parkin Architects Incorporated

  • Prism Partners Incorporated

  • Republic Architecture

  • University Health Network

Leadership Team

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Executive Committee
Management Board
Regional Manager

Susan Neil

B.Sc., B.Tech., PQS(F), MRICS President

Arthur J. Maw

PQS(F), MRICS, Chief Executive Officer

Dale Panday

B. Tech., B.A., PQS Executive Vice President

Isaac Gwendo

BA (Bldg Econ), PQS Executive Vice President

Craig Bye

PQS(F), MRICS Executive Vice President

Tyler Keizer

CPA CA, Director of Finance

Raymond Murray

PQS, MRICS Vice President

Mike Swick

PQS, MRICS Director and Senior Cost Consultant

Brian McBurney

PQS Director, Senior Cost Consultant and Scheduler

Ken King

PQS, MRICS, AScT Manager and Senior Cost Consultant

Bob Picken

PQS, GSC Director and Senior Cost Consultant

Nathan Thinagarippillai

B. Sc., PQS, MRICS Manager, Senior Cost Consultant

Murugan Thambiayah

B.SC (QS), PQS, MRICS, Manager, Mechanical & Electrical, Toronto

Melissa Trautmann

Arch. Dipl. T., PQS, Manager, Senior Cost Consultant

For sixty years Hanscomb's team of experts has been providing clients with the tools they need to control costs and help ensure the successful completion of a wide variety of projects located throughout North America, the Middle East, and around the world.

By including Hanscomb's professionals, skilled in the fields of quantity surveying, scheduling, and project management, on your design team, you ensure that your team never loses sight of the bottom line.

With eight offices located from coast to coast across Canada, Hanscomb has the local experience and the nation wide presence to keep your project on track.
Did you know we have over 60 years of experience!