Project management and cost control are generally accepted as a major aspects of the necessary processes for achieving the Client's requirements on time and within desired cost parameters. The advent of CDM regulations has introduced a further tier to these processes which, unless managed effectively, can cause problems by delaying target programmes and adding to prime costs.
Our approach is to try to keep things simple and straightforward. We do so by complying with the actual requirements of the various directives as opposed to over-complicating matters unnecessarily and needlessly increasing costs.
Decisions on programming, method of working and costs are all made at the appropriate stage and in a timely fashion
We recognise that building services support systems are crucial to the successful operation of a building. We also appreciate the need for providing buildable and flexible services solutions, which can be operated and maintained effectively. This understanding combined with our experience and knowledge of many types of building and business operation enables us to design and monitor installations that can combine both passively and actively with the building to produce an environment fit for its use.
Our knowledge and understanding of the varied needs of landlords, tenants, development and investment funds coupled with our core mechanical, electrical and public health engineering skills enable us to carry out surveys on all kinds of buildings and building services systems. Our experience covers asset and condition surveys, end of lease schedules of dilapidation and risk assessment in a variety of different building types and functions.
Efficient use of energy brings both economic and ecological benefits. Added to this, recent research indicates that energy efficient buildings also tend to provide better environments than their inefficient counterparts.
With these goals in mind, we can provide advice and assistance with energy audits, energy saving measures, the cost effective sourcing of power and fuel, and the implementation of energy efficient design and operation.
We can also advise on the effects of legislation with regard to energy efficiency in buildings.
The method of operating and maintaining building or business support services is crucial to the success of any business operation. We can assist in the auditing, specifying and competitive procurement of engineering service maintenance, catering, security, telephone and waste management systems. In addition we can advise on the health and safety aspects relating to building services support systems, such as electricity at work, use of visual display equipment and water risk management.
We also undertake strategic facilities planning,business continuity plans,analysis of building use and facilities management reviews.