This is the stage at which EDMAC effect the greatest cost savings. By implementing management forms of the contract all the trade subcontractors can be individually tendered in a competitive system. The Contracts are then awarded directly by the client and manage by us, thus ensuring the minimum tender price and avoiding general contractors overhead and profit payments. Following are the major items covered in Procurement Management :
- Identification of Client purchase items
- Preparation of Delivery Schedule
- Identification of Long Lead Schedule
- Pre- Qualification of Contractors
- Preparation of Condition of Contract
- Coordination for presentation of BBQ and Specification through Consultants
- Floating of Tenders
- Review of Tenders received
- Preparation of Comparative Statements
- Final Recommendation to Client
- Finalization of Contractors for different packages
Throughout the project cycle we endeavor to control the costs taking into due account the time and quality constraints. The primary element of our cost management system is the project “Cost Plan” which forms the basis of all the costs monitoring and reporting. Detailed exercise shall be done based on the approved budget from the client to monitor the cost during the project and finally the preparation of final cost report for the project.
Following are the benefits of the cost management carries out by us:
- An accurate of the project cost
- An independent expert representing the client
- Insight into your procurement options
- A decision-making tool
- Control of the project
- Ensure the building design meets budget
- Gain insight into bidding and documentation to obtain the best pricing
- Advantage of our experiences in conceptual estimating to price projects early
A Comprehensive and detailed program for the complete project of the facility is the fundamental to the successful and timely completion of the Project. We would assist the Client’s design co-coordinator with the overall planning strategy of the project. The main parts of the master program would include
- Procurement strategy & Tendering
- Interior design detailing & exterior landscaping design finalization
- Civil construction
- Mechanical and Electrical installation
- Fit-out and finishes
- Commissioning & witnessed Testing
- Soft Opening
- Operator’s training
- Formal Opening
Level 1 Program
An overall strategic program on one sheet showing the major elements of work and the overall direction of the project.
Level 2 Program
A further expansion of the above program and would include such things as letting the main contracts for the works
Level 3 Program
This would be comprise several programs and would include the working programs for all the main elements of the work i.e. procurement, construction, and commissioning.
Level 4 Program
These would comprise the manufacturing, construction and installation programs and would be generates by participating contractors.
Site Set Up
We assume that a set of drawing stamped as “Good for Construction” from Architects & Engineering Consultants shall be available at site. We are aware of the need for extensive preconstruction planning and site co-ordination on any construction project. This is an area that we are well aware of the rather haphazard approach adopted by the many construction companies.
Construction power and water supplies are vital elements to successful project completion. Our experiences in India now leads us to advise Clients to establish full temporary services for all the contractors to avoid dangerous practices with small DG’s, lack of water for concreting, curing and inadequate dust prevention. To this end, we would prepare a complete ‘site logistics Plan” for the site and any temporary working areas.
It is also recognized that for the large projects, we will be substantial number of site operatives who will need accommodation. A formal plan will be required for dealing with the worker accommodation, welfare facilities and transport should contractors staff be accommodated on the proposed site.
The civil works contractor will be the first to mobilize on site and the initial activities will be concerned with the securing the site, demolishing the existing building and providing the construction infrastructure. We will ensure that the facilities commensurate with the project size and construction time scale provided. Where appropriate, concrete batching facilities, covered storage areas, sufficient and suitable temporary office facilities, sample room, bonded HSD stores and security posts would be coordinated and approved by us. Temporary working area allocation would also be coordinated by us to ensure sufficient space to provide for all package contractors
Contractor shortlists would be prepared taking due account of past performance, current workload quality of product, financial stability and current management. Recommendations would be made for client approval prior to tendering. Briefing sessions would be held with selected contractors to ensure that they fully understand the requirements of the project being tendered, in most instances these type of procedure are common practice within India and tendering contractors frequently make assumptions and qualifications in their subsequent tenders in which, if not adequately dealt with prior to order placement, lead to time overruns giving the client little recourse for compensation. Programs, method statements and lower tier subcontractor selection would be important consideration to be addressed when reviewing tender submissions, as would safe working methods and quality control/assurance procedures. We would work in the selected contractor(s to develop and overall project master program that would identify all deliverable items essential to the success of the project. These “deliverables” would then be mentioned and reported against by the respective parties to the project. As construction proceeds a closed loop system of quality control would be operated such that problem, once identified, has a corrective action plan promptly develop and monitored until the situation is rectified.
Advance orders for long delivery items and client supply items would be identified and purchase strategy agreed with the client. Mechanical and electrical plant, plumbing, architectural items, specialist services equipment, etc. will all need to be identified with the necessary lead times clearly shown so that risk of delay through late delivery are avoided by effective administration and control.
Develop and implement a program to monitor the quality of construction. This review shall not relieve the contractor of any obligation to perform the construction work in strict conformity with contract documents between the Owner and the contractors and in strict conformity with all the applicable laws, rules and regulations.
Quality can be defined as “the measurable degree of excellence”. We believe that to attain excellence the project team that to attain excellence must be motivated and committed to managing the project. Our supervisory staff is trained to demand the highest quality form all the members of the project team throughout each stage of detail is essential. Tight control and effective management of a project are the project development.
We appoints a team comprising of Engineers and Architects under guidance of our senior Management, who will apply quality management techniques to review the ongoing construction and report the risks, defects and recommend improvement in quality where the quality is below budgeted expectation. We understand that quality and costs are interlinked and it will be our endeavor to review and report the standards where quality is below budgeted expectation.
Standards are stipulated a contract documents shall be the benchmark for inspection. We conduct office site visits to the manufacturer’s facility and inspect for its conformity to the stipulated standards before it’s dispatched to the site.
The objectives of quality audit in our opinion are:
- Evaluate the project process in order to identify defects so that they can be fixed
- Provide recommendation to prevent future defects in the project process
- Review and report quality standards with respect to specifications and contract documentation.
- Prepare monthly audit report collating observations, risks, defects noted and recommendations
Review and monitor the safety and accident prevention program and procedures put into place by the contractors to make sure that such programs and procedures are adequate and sufficiently cover all construction activities and all persons at the site of the project, including subcontractors, visitors, and suppliers of materials and equipment. Coordinate unit optional upgrades with base building work. This review shall not indicate or imply that we is in control or change of any construction means, methods, techniques or sequences or any safety procedures or programs in connection with the project construction work. Provide organized record keeping on behalf of the developer/owner.
We undertake the Environment, Health & Safety audit for a large complex project where in safety team identifies the various risk involved in project and proposes the mitigating plan. We define the project specific safety system such as:
- Establishing minimum EHS standards for the project
- Resources required to ensure safe working atmosphere
- Fall protection system including edge protection work at height issues
- Risk assessment and mitigation plan
- Safe working method statements for critical activities
- Various permits to work
- Regular inspections to identify and correct unsafe situations
EDMAC has multi-disciplinary professionals with a proven track record and time-tested expertise in the arena of Project Management. The project management group at EDMAC specializes in managing construction of Residential spaces, Offices, Villas, Staff Accommodation, Industrial and varied buildings.
For your consideration we enclosed a comprehensive brief defining our services to be provided under the project management brief as outlined in our services chart.
- Sound Project Management Strategy
- Focus towards delivery of project in time and budget
- Strong, well established and time tested Standard Operating Procedures
- Best-proven Systems with international norms
- Excellent Supply Chain relationships.
- Best Practices
- Multidisciplinary high profile professionals
- Think globally, implements locally strategy
- Strong documentations
- Better Communication strategy
Our organizational culture nurtured under its leadership ensures maintaining it’s for basic principals all across its projects
- Better Communication
EDMAC provides the creative, technical and administrative expertise required to develop a sound strategy for construction management at every stage of the project. We take responsibility for the project team and manage the construction process from the beginning till the completion of the projects.
Complete Project Control
Owners maintain total administrative authority and remain in the loop at all times
Sound Project Strategies and Financial Accountability
Our project teams facilitate creative and practical design solutions and ensure that all project recommendations meet business objectives are economically feasible, and meet all engineering and construction criteria
Project Team Qualification
Our Professionals can help asses and select qualified professionals for the project team
Technical and Creative Team
Our team is skilled in all project disciplines and promotes interaction among members of the project team. Communication is enhanced, solutions are reached efficiently and expeditiously, and project development is greatly accelerated
Our sole contractual obligation is to the owner. We operate, as the owner’s representative, ensuring that the objectives of every design specialist, contractor and subcontractor are those of the client’s. We offer you sound advise based on years of experience, clear direction and honest unbiased project assessments
We assume responsibility for tracking and helping to establish project schedules, pricing at all stages of the project construction, evaluating change orders and monitoring quality standards
Total Quality Management
This is our commitment to providing the highest level of professional service possible, along with the new technologies and methods that can benefit our clients. Our Total Quality Management approach can help owners achieve the increased performance and long-term value demanded in today’s market