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Construction Economics Australia - Company Overview

Kip Kirkland Construction Economics Group

Construction Economics Australia provides consultant services specialising in Claims Management, Commercial Management, Quantity Surveying, Contract Estimating, Contracts Administration, Project Management Services and general Building and Construction advice and support to the wider building and construction industry.

Our business operates from the Fraser Coast of Queensland Australia servicing the local, domestic Queensland and National building and construction market. CE Australia also has the experience, resources and capability to provide international support remotely to businesses operating in the South Pacific Region.

Our company is licenced by the Queensland Building and Construction Commission and our director, Kip Kirkland, is a corporate Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Our Director - Kipling (Kip) Kirkland MAIQS, CQS, MRICS


Bachelor of Construction major Construction Economics

Post- graduate certificate Construction Law-Adjudication


QBCC Contractor license-Builder Open

QBCC Contractor license-Builder Project Management Services

Construction White Card

Professional Memberships:

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors -Chartered Quantity Surveyor [MRICS]

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors - Certified Quantity Surveyor [MAIQS, CQS]


Kip Kirkland is a tertiary qualified and formally trained construction professional, Chartered QS (MRICS) and Certified QS (MAIQS, CQS) with over 23 years building and construction industry experience working in Scotland, New Zealand and, for the last 15 years, in Australia and PNG. Most of his professional experience has been gained working on large construction and infrastructure projects and complex programs of works.

His diverse professional experience and ongoing development enables him to focus on big picture outcomes, manage risk within challenging contracting environments and work in highly functioning teams and autonomously to manage and deliver successful outcomes. With strong commercial acumen Kip has extensive experience in quantity surveying, project management, commercial, contracts and cost management, complex procurement, revenue and claims management, cost planning and estimating, and project planning and scheduling. Kip's strengths enable him to quickly analyse, assess and adapt to new and changing situations, and to confidently take on difficult assignments working through problems and challenges to strategise, implement, manage, and deliver successful commercial outcomes.

The Key Professional and Project Experience under Kip's leadership can be viewed here.
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Our Motto

We support, add value and improve to achieve shared success

✔     We support our clients to achieve ongoing successful project delivery and intelligent and resourceful business management.

✔     We add value by providing professional services that help to deliver successful outcomes for our clients.

✔     We improve our clients' businesses by providing objective, meaningful, supportive, and reliable services, which achieves shared long-term success.

Our Mission

We support sustainable growth in the Fraser Coast and always remain committed to positively contributing to the development of the region.

We aim to be the leading service provider of Quantity Surveying and Project Management Services for building and construction activities in the region.

Our Values

Our Clients

Our business is built on creating mutual success with our clients. We always strive to work in partnership and are dedicated to clearly understanding their objectives to achieve successful commercial outcomes. We are focused on long-term sustainable relationships.


We are dedicated to genuine industry improvements in construction business and industry operations. We always remain flexible to meet client needs as they change in a fluid industry and marketplace. We aim to support and generate business improvement and are not afraid to challenge the norm.


We embrace and share success by closely assisting our clients to achieve their commercial objectives. We are focused on celebrating shared mutual successes.


We will work ethically to provide objective, reliable and timely advice. We say what we mean, and do what we say we will, to inspire trust in all those around us and encourage open and honest communication.


We recognise and embrace people and their needs at every level of our business operations. We look for long term supportive and mutually beneficial relationships while demonstrating respect for and engagement with the communities we service.

QBCC licensing:

QBCC Act License Number 1308434

Builder – Open / Builder – Project Management Services

Contact us for all CEAU Services in Hervey Bay and Maryborough, Fraser Coast, Wide Bay, North Coast and Sunshine Coast and South-East Queensland.

Get in touch with the Construction Economics team today!

Certified Quantity Surveyor
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors