Planning

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Integrated Master Scheduling & Planning
The Forecast of Time & Budget For An Iconic Project:
All projects, big and small, require firm deadlines to be met with significant implications on cost if they are missed. Hence planning and scheduling of the project needs to be carried out from the very initial phase of design development. In fact, we initiate planning and scheduling in parallel to the design development of the project.

As part of the initial project development, we shall prepare and submit to the client, an Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) of the project. The IMS inter-relates all tasks on a common time scale which will include Design and Engineering Schedule, Permitting Time Frames, Budget Review Schedules, Owner Action Schedules, Procurement Schedule and Implementation Schedule.

The IMS shall merge cost and technical data of the project to help take key go-ahead decisions and control various project activities to obtain optimum project performance. Moreover, the IMS helps keep cost under control and allows operating within budget.

During the lifecycle of the project, actual progress shall be frequently compared with the original IMS.

Like design development, planning and scheduling is also an iterative process. As the design stage progresses to detailing stage, the detailed plan shall also be evolved from the IMS.
Construction projects are very sensitive and costly affairs with each project having its own strengths, challenges and nuances necessitating accurate and extensive planning from the very early stages to ensure that maximum value is delivered at optimum cost and timescale.

Pre-Engineering activities involve a complete analysis of the project in developing a solid foundation for the successful completion of the project. It is a highly collaborative and communication intensive affair requiring a team consisting of designers, planners, estimators, project managers and the client to work together, discuss and address all issues before the start of detailed engineering work.

During this stage of the project, critical goals are established, budgets are analysed and validated, cost & schedule efficiencies are established so that the maximum value is obtained while achieving design and budget goals. Since each project is unique and each client has different project design and budget goals, it is not possible to work on set rules and fixed menu.

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We are specializing in providing Pre-Engineering Architectural services to ensure maximum return on investment by creating project specific strategies to manage, control and document the project objectives at a very early stage of the project development process. We help in identifying problems in the beginning stages, approaching them through different perspectives and coming up with comprehensive solutions.

The amount of money and time spent on the pre-design architectural services by the client will ultimately transform into big savings realized during construction. We provide our clients with a Soil test and geotechnical reports, site and climate analysis and feasibility studies as a part of the Pre-Design Services package.

Our Pre-Design Considerations help the client in making key decisions at all stages of the project.

In addition to the Pre-Engineering activities, the team participates in the critical decision-making process during design, planning, reviews, value engineering, scheduling and more in order to ensure a functionally and financially viable project. Our preliminary design, programming and zoning analysis help us in our schedule development and the client in understanding the viability of the project.

The level and extent of service provided by us during the Pre-Engineering phase of a project depends on the type of project and on the point at which we are hired for the project.

Broadly the Pre-Design services provided by us shall consist of the following:

– Project Charter
– Engineering Consultation
– Initial Design Brief
– Master Plan/ Facility Design
– Conceptual Design
– Schematic Design
– Project Cost Estimate
– Value Engineering
– Integrated Master Scheduling and Planning
– Regulatory Compliances

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