Consortium Consultancy
We work with most of the top structural, civil, mechanical and electrical engineers, and quantity surveyors in Kenya. Not all consultants of equal credentials are equally qualified to take on say industrial and commercial projects. We therefore carefully build up teams of consultants based on their immediate suitability to undertake a certain project. We encourage our clients to meet and interview consultants before appointments are made.
 
We offer Consortium Services, with all the Consultants working under our Firm. This enables our clients to work directly with us, without having to deal with individual Consultants together with their separate contracts for individual Consultants.
Architecture
The Architect is traditionally the Team leader of the Project Consultancy Team. The Architect develops the Client’s brief into concept sketches, and then into full design drawings and details. These are then circulated to all the Consortium Consultants for their individual input into the Project. Drawings are all then continually interchanged through a series of Design Team Meetings, until they are developed sufficiently for the Quantity Surveyos to produce their Bills of Quantities ready for tendering.
It is the Architect’s responsibility to co-ordinated all aspects of the Architectural, Structural and Engineering Services Design throughout the Project.
Quantity Surveying
The Architect is traditionally the Team leader of the Project Consultancy Team. The Architect develops the Client’s brief into concept sketches, and then into full design drawings and details. These are then circulated to all the Consortium Consultants for their individual input into the Project. Drawings are all then continually interchanged through a series of Design Team Meetings, until they are developed sufficiently for the Quantity Surveyos to produce their Bills of Quantities ready for tendering.
 

Quantity Surveyors Services

Professional services include the following:-

1. Feasibility Studies, Cost Planning and Estimating
  • Preparing Feasibility Studies
  • Preparing Cost Plans prior to design development
  • Preparing costs of alternative design solutions
2. Project Development and Construction Phase

  • Advising on budgetary cost control
  • Attending Design Team Meetings
  • Advising on most appropriate type of contract and choice of materials
  • Preparation of Bills of Quantities and General and Particular Conditions of Contract
  • Preparing Specifications with standards of materials, workmanship and schedules of finishes
  • Preparing Tender documents and inviting Tenders and advising on choice of Tenderer
  • Analysing and reporting tenders, advising on selection of Contractor and on possible savings
  • Preparing Bills of Reduction where required
  • Preparing Contract Documents
  • Preparing Cash Flow Projections
  • Attending Site Meetings
  • Surveying works in progress and materials on site and preparing valuations for certificates
  • Preparing Financial Appraisals showing running construction costs in relation to budget costs
  • Surveying and Site measuring for valuing of Variations to Contract
  • Advising on and valuing expenditure of Provisional and Prime Cost Sums
  • Preparing Specifications and Tender documents and inviting Tenders for Sub-Contracts from selected Tenderers and reporting and advising thereon.
  • Obtaining competitive quotations for specialist services and reporting thereon
  • Dealing with Contractor’s Claims and advising thereon
  • Calculating price fluctuations on Contract with fluctuations Clause
  • Preparing Final Accounts and agreeing with Contractor
  • Advising on the legal aspects and interpretation of the Conditions of Building Contracts
  • Preparing Schedules of Materials for labour Contracts

3. Project Management

01 Appointment as Project Manager

02 Assisting Client to prepare a design brief

03 Briefing of Consultants

04 Preparation of pre-tender programme for Consultants

05 Co-ordination between Client and Consultants and between the various Consultants during design and construction stages

06 Advising on selection of Tenderers

07 Advising on selection of Main and Sub-Contractors and Suppliers

08 Setting up management teams and liaising with financial institutions, Government and local Authorities, Utility Companies, etc.

09 Advising on Contractor’s Programme of Works

10 Overall supervision of the works and issuing regular reports to Client on progress and delays or anticipated delays

11 Planning sequence of operations, critical path analysis, adjustments to programmes of works, time schedules, etc.

12 Holding of regular site meetings, project meetings with Client and preparation and distribution of Minutes

13 Maintaining cost control at all stages including payments to Contractors, Sub- Contractors, Suppliers and staff and expenditure on P.C. and Provisional Sums.

14 Maintaining records of progress, deliveries of materials, works diary, minutes of meetings etc.

15 Procuring materials and clearing imported items

16 Supervising testing and commissioning of specialized installations

17 Taking over completed works in stages or as planned

18 Supervising maintenance works prior to hand over and at the end of the defects liability period
19 Taking over Project complete with all “as-built” plans, keys, operating manuals, guarantees, maintenance schedules, etc.

4. Miscellaneous Services

01 Surveying and drawing up Schedules of defects for repair and maintenance works and advising on routine maintenance.

02 Surveying and advising on Renovations, Alterations and Extensions and their cost

03 Advising on resolution of Contractual disputes and their avoidance

04 Preparation of Contractual claims and negotiating settlements

05 Pricing of Tender Documents
 
06 Advising on Legal and Technical aspects of contract documents, etc.
07 Advising on mediation, conciliation and arbitration

Structural and Civil Engineering
Engineers take into account modern building techniques, new building materials and the need for fast construction methods.
 
With diverse experience, capabilities and resources, they offer quick delivery of information and work closely with other design team members to ensure that the client gets a product that is sound, economical and fit for the purpose he envisaged.
Our Engineers provide our clients with an effective, efficient, innovative and economic design in the field of civil and structural engineering.
 
Values
  • Conducive work environment
  • Integrity
  • Innovation
  • Quality
 
The Engineers role is central to ensuring safe and innovative projects completed on schedule and within cost. They liaise with clients and other design team members to plan, manage, design and supervise the construction of projects.
 
Structural Engineering
Structural engineering and consultancy services include:
  • Feasibility studies
  • Design and supervision of Commercial and residential buildings
  • Physical Infrastructure e.g bridges, box culverts and retaining structures
  • Structural assessment of existing buildings, communication masts and other structures earmarked for modification and expansion
Civil Engineering
Structural engineering and consultancy services include:
  • Roads and Hardstanding
  • Traffic and transportation counts
  • Storm water drainage
  • Sanitation systems
  • Water supply System
  • Cost estimates
  • Tendering
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Scope of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Consultancy
  • Feasibility Studies and Concept Designs for Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering.
  • Detail Designs for Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering.
  • Appraisal and Condition Surveys for existing facilities/services.
  • Preparation of Tender and Contract documentation.
  • Tender Analysis and Tender Interviews.
  • Review of working drawings and contractor technical submissions.
  • Cost Consultancy for the Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering throughout the development cycle.
  • Site supervision of Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering contractor works.
  • Preparation of technical reports on Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health Engineering Systems.

 

Mechanical Services
  • Incoming Water supplies.
  • Boiler plants and Auxiliary Equipment.
  • Steam Systems
  • Water Treatment Plant and Filtration Systems.
  • Hot Water Services.
  • Cold Water Services.
  • Air Conditioning, Mechanical Ventilation and Extract Plant & System.
  • Fire Protection Systems.
  • Gas – Installations – Plant, Supply and Distribution Systems.
  • Rain Water Harvesting
  • Plumbing, Drainage and Sanitary fittings.
  • Fuel Storage and Distribution Systems.
  • Solar Hot Water Heating Systems.
 
Electrical Services
  • Incoming Electrical supplies
  • Electrical Distribution Systems – High and Low Voltage Systems
  • Diesel Generator Systems.
  • Electrical Lighting and Small Power Installations.
  • Lifts and Escalators.
  • Building Management Systems
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) – provision only.
  • Public Address, Personnel location and Call Systems – provision only.
  • Radio and Television Installations provision only.
  • Lightning Protection Systems.
  • Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Lighting & Power Systems.
  • Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
  • Security Systems ‐ Intruder Detection and Alarm Systems, Access Control and Closed Circuit
  • Television Installations