Engineering and Project Services

PROJECT PLANNING SERVICES

In order to get your project off to a flying start, robust planning processes are essential. We can help you with a wide variety of the key elements of planning a project, either providing specialist input into elements of project planning or taking full control if you wish. Our key services are identified below.

RISK REVIEW

The project initiation phase of any project requires robust risk review and planning project due to the inherent uncertainties in the project scope, design and delivery at the initiation stage. We have well established risk identification, assessment and management processes to assist you in developing a robust risk register that can be updated as part of the regular project review cycle including transfer between the various stages of the project.

OPTION APPRASIAL

There are often a large number of potential options identified at project feasibility stage. We can assist you in selecting the most appropriate solution for your needs ranging from the essential to the nice to have including the potential for future development if required. Our team can quickly help you develop a business case for the preferred option(s) identified as part of the appraisal process.

PROJECT ESTIMATION

We have extensive knowledge of the New Zealand and wide construction industries. Our team can provide you with bottom-up detailed estimates for your projects to give you confidence in your budgets. We can also provide parallel estimates where you are working on a Target Cost (open book) basis with your construction supply chain.

ENGINEERING STUDIES

Our team have worked on a wide variety of design and construct projects around the world in the power, water, transport and mining industries. We can help you manage the design process for your projects including completion of Safety in Design workshops, design co-ordination, review of proposed engineering solutions and temporary works.

PROGRAMME

One of the key challenges in delivery of a project is managing the programme. We can establish a robust delivery programme early in the planning stages of your project which will address key issues such as option appraisal, budget preparation, business case approval, engineering solutions, procurement, construction, commissioning, optimisation and handover.

BUDGETS

A robust initial budget for your business case with regular updates to reflect proposed scope changes design and procurement process is vital to a successful project. Our team can help you establish and update your budget through the planning, design, and procurement stages of your project to ensure that you always have no surprises, a view of the likely outturn cost of the project .

VALUE ENGINEERING

With many years’ experience of delivery experience across a broad range of construction disciplines, we can review your proposed engineering solutions at an early stage to identify more efficient and better ways to deliver them. Our focus is on simplifying construction, safety during construction, and efficient operations and maintenance.

RISK REVIEW

One of the key challenges in delivery of a project is managing the programme. We can establish a robust delivery programme early in the planning stages of your project which will address key issues such as option appraisal, budget preparation, business case approval, engineering solutions, procurement, construction, commissioning, optimisation and handover.

CONTRACT TYPE SELECTION

We have direct experience of a wide range of contract delivery models ranging from design and construct lump sum, schedule of rates through to collaborative alliance style target cost, cost reimbursable contracts. Our knowledge of contracts includes the NZS3910/6/7 suite, NEC, and FIDIC amongst others. We can assist you with the selection of the most appropriate contract model, taking into account the level of completeness of the design, your appetite for risk, and your enthusiasm for a collaborative relationship with your delivery partners.