Clients are looking for “Trusted Advisors” who can meet their needs, who excel technically and are flexible throughout the engagement. As engineers, we have spent much of our careers working with large engineering companies with focus on design, engineering and contract management delivering complex projects. This is what we’re about, our DNA.
AlchemyITES Consultancy is about delivery. We had a clear vision of delivering innovative projects in a simple way whereby the solutions would speak for themselves. We are proud to say that AlchemyITES Consultancy is founded on these principles and implements integrated engineering, security and technology projects every day. We are vendor independent and work in a responsive and flexible way and follow a seven layer consulting strategy.
Seven Layers Consulting Strategy
- Meet Client’s representative and Project Managers and understand the program requirements, project brief as well as agree on a deliverables schedule including time lines.
- Understand local statutory authority and the service connection requirements, local regulations as well as approval procedures, if any.
- Obtain Operator’s technical guidelines and other Consultant’s documentation for review.
- Obtain tourism and zonal authority guidelines applicable to the project.
- Obtain layouts and details from the Architects/Interior Designers.
- Formally comment on applicable zonal and other applicable guidelines and confirm compliance.
- Formally comment on Operator’s technical guidelines and arrange for a meeting with the Operator/Client to discuss the comments and agree on the key system philosophies.
- Prepare and submit for record a comprehensive preliminary design synopsis based on the discussions in the above meeting.
- Agree with the Client and Operator on Vendors and System Integrators.
- Coordinate with other Consultants on space planning, MEP requirements of ICT systems, integration of ICT design with building elements.
- Participate in various technical and planning meetings with the project team to develop the concept design.
- Prepare Concept/Preliminary Schematic design report on receipt of preliminary design synopsis comments and submit to Client. The document will consist of technical narrative and schedule describing the following:
- Project Understanding.
- Design Overview.
- Design Philosophies and applicable standards.
- Applicable local authority liaison and approvals.
- Deliverables Schedule.
- Tender and Procurement Strategy.
- Space Requirement Matrix/Layouts.
- Preliminary electrical requirements.
- Preliminary heat dissipation details.
- Typical Room Layouts.
- Typical schematics for key systems.
- Obtain approval from Client on the Concept Schematic design report.
- Develop the detail design drawings, specifications and list of manufacturers and suppliers.
- Participate in meetings and coordination session with the project team and hotel operator as required.
- Liaise and coordinate necessary statutory approvals and service connection requirements in conjunction with Lead Consultant/Architect.
- Obtain approval from the Client on the shortlisted tender list.
- Obtain Client’s approval of the Tender Documentation (Drawings and Specifications) and issue to the Project QS and Project Manager’s for tender release.
- Respond to tender queries and clarifications required by the tenderer’s.
- On receipt of tenders, prepare a technical appraisal report, including recommendations and issue the same to the Project Manager and Project QS.
- Update design drawings on the construction layouts of Architect in coordination with construction layouts of other consultants.
- Update contract and specification requirements based on approval of design documentation and in discussion with operator and client.
- Update documentation in line with final agreement in line with final agreement during tender negotiation and finalization.
The defects liability period provides a practical mechanism to the client for the repair or making good of defects which may not be apparent before completion, without resorting to dispute resolution. Making the contractor responsible for carrying out the repairs is usually cheaper and more efficient than either the client repairing the defect itself or engaging a third party to repair the defect.
A defects liability clause will set out the length of the defects liability period, the scope of defects the contractor is obliged to remedy.