Conceptualization & Projects Management

Feasibility studies for construction and infrastructural projects

We conduct preliminary studies to comprehend the viability for an infrastructural project including Residential, Commercial & Industrial Buildings, Public amenities, Sports and Entertainment facilities, Parks and Play areas, Water Bodies and Water Features, Dams and Reservoirs, Substations and retaining structures etc.

Our studies help in identifying feasible options and assist in the development of other project documentation such as the business case, project execution plan and strategic brief.

Option Appraisal & Business case preparation

Options appraisals are undertaken following the completion of feasibility studies. Their purpose is to assess a number of potential options before developing a concept design for the preferred option. OA includes diagrammatic options and studies that enable the client to understand the broad pros and cons of the available options so that a preferred option can be selected.  The detailed business case is the document that will be used to determine whether the authority should be given for the preferred option to progress to the concept design.

Project brief for design and construction

The project brief is the final stage in the process of defining the client's requirements for the development of a built asset:

  • The statement of need is the first attempt to describe the possible requirements of the project.

  • The strategic brief develops from the statement of need and describes the client's requirements in sufficient detail to allow the appointment of consultants. It is then developed further with the benefit of comments made by the consultants.

  • The project brief is the key document upon which the design will be based.

The project brief will evolve through the project brief stage and the concept design stage with the benefit of information gained from consultations with the client and other stakeholders and on-going design development.

Concept design

Concept design generally takes place after feasibility studies and options appraisals have been carried out and a project brief has been prepared. The concept design represents the design team's initial response to the project brief.

Descriptions of the design tasks that are performed during this stage are:
Concept architectural design.
Concept architectural design checklist
Concept structural design.
Concept services design.

Project execution plan PEP

The project execution plan (PEP) referred to as a 'project management plan'; sets out the strategy for managing a project.

It describes who does what and how, defining the policies, procedures and priorities that will be adopted. It may include strategies in relation to items outside of the scope of the main contract, as the client's overall project might include multiple contracts for the supply of goods and services, both from external organisations and from within the client organisation itself such as operational and maintenance contracts, the supply of equipment, relocation, and so on.

It may, in the first instance be based on information contained in the project business case and the strategic brief.