Our focus on “project viability” is achieved by fostering positive relationships between the client, regulator, consultant and constructor. This ensures that our delivery exceeds the expectations of all project stakeholders.
Through our experience in delivering often complex projects, we have met and overcome some of the significant challenges these types of projects can bring. This means we are well prepared right from the start to begin a project with that expertise in problem solving, budget management and programme management already in hand.
A significant part of overcoming these challenges is the one on one working relationship with have with our clients and trades. We are the conduit of Vision to Outcome and our ability to do this has brought us many repeat clients.
HPAC has built a solid reputation for delivering projects that meet the client’s needs and budget. From inception through to handover and commissioning, we have a strong commitment to working to a high standard within budget and timely completion.
Our experienced project management team has a wide variety of skills:
- An ability to achieve all scheduled progress goals and deliverables
- Be flexible to changing conditions and schedules.
- Ensuring clear and timely communication.
- Early identification of problems, deficiencies or bottlenecks – providing the safest and best solutions.
- Lead and manage the project through to completion.
- Management of a variety of trades, from architects and engineers to subcontractors and consultants.
The Design and Construct approach is the most cost effective and time saving method to completing a construction project. Ensuring contractor and design accountability, we provide one point of contact from project conception to completion.
Our personalised communication methodology enables plans to be executed with maximum precision while minimising cost overruns and costly redesigns. This ensures faster overall design and construction time.
The Design and Construct (D&C) system is a contracting method that is gaining popularity. The traditional design-tender-construct process separates design and construction, where the owner contracts the architect and contractor individually. The modern D&C method provides a single point of responsibility for the entire construction project, therefore the owner only has to deal with one entity – the Design and Construct team.
Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) attempts to optimise risk management, risk allocation, price and control for the Principal.
Traditional construction contracts involve the Principal engaging a designer to design the works and an engineer to oversee the project. The Principal then engages a contractor to build the works, who then engages with sub-trades. A common shortfall with this contracting method is that it often leads to conflicting objectives and adversarial situations with all involved.
ECI is effectively a first cousin to the Design Construct contract model. It seeks to capitalise on the Contractor’s specialist knowledge of construction processes to the benefit of the design process.
The key difference between Design and Construct and ECI, is that ECI seeks to obtain this benefit at a much earlier stage – it is during the early stages of project planning that the greatest influence on capital costs and project outcomes can be achieved.
In other words, it is a form of collaborative contracting. ECI mandates the early involvement of the Contractor and the adoption of “best for project” attitudes by all parties right from the onset of the project.
HPAC offers a hands on approach to Construction Management (CM), ensuring the highest standard of quality while minimising durations and costs. We offer personalised CM services for clients in core markets. We bring a wide range of construction expertise to every project. Our construction managers, project managers and site management have proven experience and expertise.
Our Construction Management services include:
- Cost control and schedule
- Quality management
- Startup and commissioning
- Construction coordination
- Contract management
- Materials management
- Labour relations
To deliver a Lump Sum / Guaranteed Maximum Price, our team fully assesses the design works, design brief and the scope of works to ensure a detailed plan and programme is developed. Prior to submitting a price we ensure that:
- The developed design meets the design brief.
- The developed design meets the budget constraints.
- The developed design is coordinated with all other design disciplines, is accurate and is suitable for construction.
By using this methodology HPAC is able to provide a fixed sum contract to our clients.