More value, less risk

SERVICES

GENERAL SERVICE

DESCRIPTION

· Efficient construction companies organization: + value / – risk:
· Overhead, cost, quality and program Control
· Financial Accounting / pro-forma business unit (project / subsidiary / geographic area / consolidated)
· Marketing: size project + specialization + added value + international market
· Customers Relationship Management (CRM)
· Construction Civil Segments and building (residential / non residential)
· Subcontractors or General Contractor: contractor’s selection
· Added Value: meeting the post occupation need
· Repeated Works: units work analysis, budget and definition that could change in each project at a specific location, construction of several projects at the same time, optimization and sequential improvement by providing project information and payments of real measurements on site, in accordance with contract unit prices

MANAGEMENT CRITERIA

· Change management
· Long-term
· Whole life cost (WLC)
· Value for money
· The user pays
· Deontology

SPECIALIZED SERVICES CONTROL

DESCRIPTION

Project Scope
Budgets
Programs
Quality
Acquisitions:

· Traditional: fixed cost, without intermediaries
· Real measurement on site x Contract Unit Prices
· Project Partnering
· Strategic Partnering

Final cost:

· Complaints and change orders
· Health and Safety
· Auditory
· Maintenance Program

MANAGEMENT CRITERIA

· Standards Compliance, contingencies, subcontractors coordination, reception, construction and testing
· Customer-supplier integration
· Contracts, inspection and supervision

SMART AND HIGH-RISE BUILDINGS

DESCRIPTION

Value added: addressing post occupation needs

Integrated design:

· Earthquake and wind structural design
· Impact, noise and vibration protection
· Energy saving, water reutilization
· Maintenance manuals

New materials and systems:

· Thermal building envelope, ventilated facades

Constructive process optimization:

· Geotechnical, foundations, formwork, pre-stressed, concrete, steel, pumping

Special Facilities:

· Telecommunications: Fiber optics
· Computerized management system: operation, control and maintenance
· Physical assets security: theft, smoke, fire, earthquake
· Vertical Transportation

MANAGEMENT CRITERIA

· Functionality, quality construction
· Environmental impact, sustainability
· Change management
· Scheduling critical activities

RISK MANAGEMENT

DESCRIPTION

Particular Contractors risks:

· Poor tender / briefing documents
· Customer will not commit, Inexperienced Customer
· Non-standard contract documentation
· Ultimate user failing to sufficiently acknowledge and reward quality and value for money
· Poor design for construction, for example when ‘build ability’ is not properly addressed
· Unexpected problems relating to the site, such as contamination or unusual ground conditions
· Co-ordination problems – this could be a particular problem for specialists
· Component and/or materials suppliers unable to meet delivery and/or cost targets
· Faulty components and/or materials
· Accidents and injuries to staff weather interrupting work
· Delayed payments
· Poor documentation of records
· Lack of co-ordination of documentation
· Poor guidance for operatives
· Poorly trained or inadequately trained workforce
· Industrial disruption

MANAGEMENT CRITERIA

· Insurances: social security, all risks construction, liability insurance, material structural damage (ten years), profits loss
· Health and Safety, Subcontracting