DPC provides Design Management services that encompass quality assurance and require a good and clear understanding of project objectives and constraints. DPC will work with the Client and Project team to provide strategic and technical advice in the development and delivery of the project while ensuring the design services related to the project are of a level and quality that meet the expectations of all stakeholders throughout all phases of the project.
With DPC’s multi-disciplinary personnel background, we are able to devise solutions for technical, coordination, sequencing, interacting and working closely with contractors, logistics and execution issues that arise daily on site. This close liaison between DPC, Project teams and the contractor is essential to anticipate potential problems and produce innovative resolutions.
Environment, health and safety (EHS) complement the successful completion of any project. Delays due to accidents or environmental incidents will result in both direct and indirect costs which are incurred by the contractor and paid for by the Client due to any delay in completion.
Together with the Client, Project team and stakeholders, DPC will help develop a strong EHS culture to continually reduce risks.
Risk management involves four major phases: risk identification, risk analysis, risk response planning, and risk monitoring and control. DPC will work with the Client to provide an overall risk assessment of the project which will be shared with the project team and stakeholders. Risk will be categorised and the most severe risks identified will be dealt with directly whilst the other risks will be mitigated to appropriate levels.
DPC with the project team will document the planned risk mitigation history and actual mitigation of risk. This documentation will serve as a key input to root cause analysis, key learning, metrics, and risk analysis.
Project cost management is one of the most important aspects of project management. DPC adopts three key processes to manage the project cost effectively.
PROJECT COST ESTIMATING:
DPC will consider all of the resources that will be used by the project. (E.g. Labour, Materials, Equipment, Inflation, contingency costs, etc)
PROJECT COST BUDGETING:
Based on the costs for all of the project activities identified, DPC together with the Quantity Surveyor will prepare the project’s cost baseline. The approved cost baseline will form the budget for the project. The project’s expenditures will be measured against this baseline.
PROJECT COST CONTROL:
To manage the project cost set by Client, DPC’s extensive experience in project cost control will cover:
1. Working in close collaboration with the design team to develop a suitable strategy for procurement and tenders to meet the Client’s organisational requirements.
2. Working with the Client and Project team on the formation of contract structures, scope definitions, works parcelling and packaging to achieve the overall objectives of safety, time, cost and quality.
3. Reviewing the Project team’s design and suggest areas for value engineering considerations to meet the budget, where applicable.
DPC has experienced professionals who are adept in preparing a Master Program to address the phasing and sequencing for any project. This Master Program will allow DPC and the Project team to plan, manage and monitor the various design, tender and construction stages and to identify critical path activities and offer solutions for overcoming challenges that may arise during the course of the project.
Quality begins with design and ends with the implementation of the design during construction. DPC’s advantage lies in our ability to provide oversight to the specifications provided by various Consultants with our in-house staff that are specifically qualified in Architecture, Civil & Structural Engineering, and Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering. This will translate to the quality of the materials being adopted for use by the contractor. We have extensive construction experience to ensure that the project has a QA/QC plan in place during construction.
DPC will work with the Client and the Project team to develop a procurement management plan which will detail the procurement process strategy and management. This plan will include the following:
• The types of contracts to be called
• The planned delivery dates of the products to meet installation
• The number of contractors or suppliers to be invited and the proposed management of the tender process
• Carrying out pre-qualification exercise for contractors or suppliers
• Carrying out project briefings to contractors involved in Early Contractor Engagement exercise
This procurement management plan, like all other management plans, forms part of the project management plan.