Whatever the size or nature of the project, Beveridge Associates can offer comprehensive building services engineering project management and contract administration service.
We have been involved in managing a multitude of projects, many of which have difficult issues to control, such as buildings in occupation, intensive programmes, complex phasing, multiple service integration and high risk operations.
On engineering projects where we are the lead consultant we provide advice on the most suitable type of contract, programme and tendering procedures. As part of our Quality Assurance system we maintain a database of contractors and specialists and we can produce tender lists tailored to suit the needs of the project. All the contractors put forward have a proven track record on projects in which have been involved.
We produce detailed tender reports and undertake negotiations with contractors to secure a the best value tender for the client. We ensure that, where possible, financial risks are eliminated before the contract is let. Once a contractor has been appointed, Beveridge Associates arrange and chair pre-contract meetings and ensure that clear communication procedures are put in place.
Regular site inspections are made to monitor the progress and quality of the works. If required by the nature of the work, visits will be made out-of hours. Formal records are kept of site visits and meetings and all parties are kept informed of safety, contractual, programme and financial issues as the project progresses.
Beveridge Associates undertake valuations and issue payment certificates. Variations are costed and controlled as the works progress to ensure that the contract is completed within budget. Final accounts are thoroughly appraised. Many clients subject contracts to audit and we ensure that all information is available to satisfy any third party verification.
We insist that health and safety and maintenance information is in place before completion and that all relevant staff have been trained.
All our engineers have a clear understanding of their obligations under the CDM Regulations. Early in the design process, designers risk assessments are produced to highlight and mitigate any potential risks. Every effort is made to design out hazards for installers, occupiers and maintainers. Close liaison is maintained with other designers and the CDM Coordinator. On site risk assessments and working methods are monitored throughout the project.