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PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

 

Construction (Design Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) are a key set of regulations for any construction project. Whether your building an extension to your home or office, refurbishment works, repair and maintenance or new build projects. Sphion Ltd has vast experience acting as Principal Designer, lead consultant on a range of construction projects.

Principal designers have an important role in influencing how risks to health and safety are managed throughout a project. Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase have a significant influence in ensuring the project is delivered in a way that secures the health and safety of everyone affected by the work.

We offer a range of services for pre construction to mitigate risk during the design stages of any project.

With our design expertise and project management we can assist on the following for your construction project:

  • Pre-construction information advice to clients.

  • Issue pre-construction information to sub consultants, principal contractors and contractors.

  • Prepare health and safety file for contractor to finalise and issue on completion.

  • Liaise with all parties during pre and post construction

For a discussion about CDM 2015 enquires please contact us today on 01925 387 080 to schedule a consultation.

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EMPLOYERS AGENT / CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION

Sphion offer employers agent and contract administration services for clients who are constructing new projects via design and build or traditional building procurements.

Having contracts in place give security for our clients and contractors which also provides cost certainty for your new project. We can undertake pre and post contract management duties of the project. Inline with the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015 (CDM).

Sphion Ltd can act as Principle Designer to mitigate any potential risk prior to any construction works. To maintain value for money and to stay in line with the client budget, it is recommended that the project is sent to out to tender using a procurement method to suit your needs; this can include a full detailed design with a detailed specification; including a schedule of works, itemising every element, making this competitive, or listing a full set of client requirements where contractors are competing for the works and giving you cost certainty throughout the duration of the project.

 

Sphion' s appointment would provide the following professional discipline services:

  • Client design meeting.

  • Produce design programme outlining each design stage and show and anticipated construction start date.

  • Produce detailed Schedule of works for tender or client requirements

  • Produce Preliminarily document for tender.

  • Produce Preambles document for tender (workmanship standards and quality control).

  • Compile all drawings from sub consultants, making changes to construction drawings (CBC proposed plan) correlating to schedule of works.

  • Send detailed specification out to tender to 4-5 main contractors and meet with contractors on site to run through works.

  • Tender analysis & report

Sphion can undertake on site contract administration including issuing of JCT contracts

 

SCOPE OF SITE ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

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MASTER PLANNING 

A master plan is a dynamic long-term planning document that provides a conceptual layout to guide future growth and development. Master planning is about making the connection between buildings, social settings, and their surrounding environments. A master plan includes analysis, recommendations, and proposals for a site’s population, economy, housing, transportation, community facilities, and land use. It is based on public input, surveys, planning initiatives, existing development, physical characteristics, and social and economic conditions.

Master planning can assume some or all of these roles:

    • Develop a phasing and implementation schedule and identify priorities for action

    • Act as a framework for regeneration and attract private sector investment.

    • Conceptualize and shape the three-dimensional urban environment.

    • Define public, semiprivate, and private spaces and public amenities.

    • Determine the mix of uses and their physical relationship.

    • Engage the local community and act as builder of consensus.

 

Sphion Ltd will appoint a Building Surveyor including Lead Consultant, Design and Project Management Services.

The Building Surveyor appointment would be provided in accordance with the RICS Conditions of Engagement for building surveying services, building works stages E to H.


Working with Project Building Surveyor and Lead Consultant we would be responsible for the co-ordination and management of the Design Team, and thereby the appointment extends to include the provision of specific Project Management Services.

This will include but will not be limited to the following duties:

 

  • Appoint an asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey, including site visit.

  • Production of tender documents including a JCT contracts

  • Chair pre start and progress meetings.

  • Contract administration duties for the contract period including issuing instructions, payment certificates and minutes.

  • Quality monitoring of the works – one site inspection per week during the course of construction work.

  • Compile information for CDM Health and Safety file ready for contractor to issue on completion.

  • Sign off inspections.

  • Agreeing of final account.

  • Defects liability period inspections.

 

Do not hesitate to Contact us to see how we can help with your building needs

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Sphion Ltd can assist clients with project management of a construction project.

 

Project management is key to a successful building project making sure all the right people are completing their tasks on time and to budget.

 

Services we offer to our clients:

  • Initial planning of the project with you.

  • Timetabling activities and milestones.

  • Finding suitable contractors and arranging quotes.

  • Recommend suitable contracts, bonds, and warranties.

  • Sourcing products and fittings.

  • Acting as the interface between clients and contractors.

  • Managing deliveries.

  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting.

 

Planning Your Project

  • We develop and update a detailed schedule of works required and monitor what needs to be done, by whom, when and how it is to be paid for.

  • Whenever possible we integrate energy-saving details and can advise on green home issues independently or as part of overall renovation works.

  • We advise about planning permission and listed building consent, building regulation requirements.

  • We can advise on design advice and provide information about sources of fittings and materials.

  • Assessment of selection of contractors.

  • Preparation of schedules of works.

  • Management of procurement and tendering process.

 

During Works

  • We ensure communication runs smoothly between each party involved in the project and assist in identifying and addressing potential difficulties at an early stage (so reducing time and cost over-runs).

  • We attend sites regularly to review site management issues and monitor overall progress and keep our clients regularly update on progress.

  • We are the point of liaison for our clients at each stage of the project.

  • We attend regular meetings with, and issue regular updates to both clients and contractor regarding progress, the next steps and timing of decisions required.

  • Assessment of valuations for interim payments.

  • Management control of contract variations using appropriate contractual mechanisms.

  • Snagging assessments of practically complete work.

  • Assist with final handover and defects liability inspections.

 

Do not hesitate to Contact Us for a free consultation to see how we can tailor our service to suit your building needs.