HOW WE WORK
Understanding Client Needs
Initial analysis based on the brief with the client, to acquire and collect knowledge about his needs and ideas. Preliminary requirements verification based on the brief’s findings, an introductory feasibility analysis of the order. General planning overview, to have a draft of the project, a time schedule and budget estimate all drawn up in preliminary form. Conception and project presentation the information acquired so far is put together in a summary document that provides a global overview of the project.
Building Permit Needed – Initial Time Schedule – Costs Estimates
During the general design phase we run analyses to see if any special building permit is needed. Timings are also calculated and the initial time schedule and costs estimates are drawn up. Then we proceed with integrated design. We manage different disciplines within a single project: the building, the plant engineering, and the interior design. After the customer’s approval, each individual phase follows the other. In this way, we can produce the specific project documents for each area of intervention (drawings, estimated metric calculation, tender specifications, contracts). Phases: Preliminary design: it defines the qualitative and functional characteristics of the works, requirements to meet and specific services/performances to provide. Final Design: identifying completely the work to be carried out, it contains all the elements needed to have the required authorizations and approvals. It is composed of:
- A descriptive report of the criteria used in design choices,
- General drawings of the main work features, presented in the appropriate descriptive scale; drawings of the architectural solutions, surfaces and volumes that will be created,
- Studies and preliminary investigations needed for ascertaining the nature and characteristics of the work,
- Preliminary structures and installations calculations,
- An extensive specification of the performance, technical and economic elements envisaged for the project as well as in an estimative metric calculation.
Executive Design: establishes in details all the activities planned and their expected costs. The executive design document is well-defined, meaning that each element is identifiable in terms of form, type, quality, size, and price. In particular, it contains all the reports, executive assessment of structures and installations, and graphical drawings presented in the appropriate scales. It has to include any construction detail, certain tender specifications, whether related to performance or descriptive, the estimated metric calculation, and the list of unit prices.
Execution and Work Management
The first step of the execution phase involves the beginning of the administrative process. Then we consider all the practices related to the paperwork required from the local government, the permit process, and the management of regulatory requirements with any regulatory authority. Opinions are also usually requested during the final design phase. During the start-up phase, we confirm the time-schedule, giving more detailed timings for each area. Then it starts the selection of the best companies to work with related to each work areas. In this phase, we identify the subcontractors who will carry out the individual works. Then we entrust the work by signing specific contracts. The project Implementation includes general work management related to the job order. It essentially consists of project management activities for each and every aspect of the work execution. It also includes the correct resources management, timings, and costs. Here is the project implementation in details:
- Work Organization,
- Continuous Monitoring of the activities carried out,
- Time Schedule Management,
- On-site Assistance,
- Cost Management,
- Inspections/attendance on site,
Testing: finally, we can proceed to the general inspection, while collecting and delivering the necessary documentation.
Management, Maintenance and Structure Improvement over time
Maintenance: continuous monitoring and maintenance of the works made, along with the services and/or supplies as a whole or in different parts. Continuous consultancy: proposing and integrating new solutions to improve the structures over time and/or inserting new functional features based on the client’s needs.