This service is aimed at defining with precision all the features of the construction process and, consequently, the financial and organizational constraints for the investors.
In close cooperation with the client, Idest oversees the selection of suppliers according to required concessions, estimated costs, deadlines and design solutions. In addition it determines the investment plan, inclusive of costs structure and stress testing for the scenarios of intervention.
An integral part of this process are the evaluation of design and construction risks, the evaluation of execution plans, the analysis of the technical and organizational structure of construction sites (including supplies), the geographical localization.
The activities of Planning & Cost Management, Site Selection & Permitting are of fundamental importance at this level.
Planning and cost management
The completion of an industrial facility or a civil infrastructure begins with a feasibility study, followed by an estimation of requirements.
This is a very delicate phase of the construction process since an underestimation of time or costs may adversely affect the realization of the project.
In this process Idest provides its clients with its technical expertise and with adequate management systems, in order to: define project design, determine expenditure budgeting, analyse design scenarios, determine timing, deadlines and suppliers.
Idest assists its client in selecting the proper site where the installation will be built and in obtaining all required authorizations.
Site selection includes the research of the proper location and the technical evaluation of the settlement, with particular regard to: characteristics of the land, electrical and communication networks, water and fuels availability, environmental and hydro-geological conditions, connection to urban areas and infrastructures, safety of adjacent areas, social and economic environment.
In order to guarantee the obtainment of permits and authorizations, consistent with local regulations, Idest mobilizes experts dealing with administrative matters.
Idest offers a complete range of design services: structural, architectural, mechanical, hydraulics (piping) and electrical.
Beyond its own resources, Idest can mobilise professionals experienced in automation, facility control, fire prevention and fire control.
In the face of large-scale projects or special projects (airports, hospitals, tourist installations and supermarkets), Idest can be a key player and coordinate the entire project, thanks to its synergies with the best Italian and international engineering and architecture companies.
Prior to the start of a costly and sophisticated project, Idest carries out a feasibility study and a preliminary design in order to assess the cost / benefit ratio and the feasibility of the project, based on parametric estimations.
Generally, the reports include: Process simulation, Process flow diagrams (PFDs), Piping & instrumentation diagrams (P&IDs), Process control strategy, Equipment performance specifications, Equipment arrangements, Comprehensive schedules, Permitting.
The staff of Idest develops highly detailed technical documentation, the level of which varies from a basic executive design – sufficient to determine the general costs for each element of the project – to a complete one – necessary to determine with high precision every cost and consequently start with project execution.
The cardinal elements of these services are represented by the following software: 3-D modeling, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Equipment and material specifications, Sitework, Structures/buildings, Piping process and utilities, HVAC, Plumbing, Instrumentation, As Built, Arc Flash Assessment/Short Circuit/Coordination Studies using SKM software.
Idest offers advice to construction companies in the drafting of their participation to EPCM tenders, by putting at their disposal the most experienced engineers of its staff, so as to guarantee competitive and innovative project solutions, thus increasing the possibilities of success.
Idest Architecture Department plays a major role in structural design, providing expertise for the design of spaces, the use of materials, the choice of construction components and illumination systems.
The services offered are: Conceptual design phase services, Space planning & design, Schematic design & cost budgeting, Design development phase services, Renderings & graphic presentations, Building models and, above all, Building Information Modeling (BIM).
Our solutions are inspired by advanced architectural models, developed in close collaboration with world-renowned Italian architects.
Idest has strong competences in assisting its clients during the phases of selection, negotiation and contractualisation of tenders for works and services.
Our procurement services can be integrated with client’s in-house competences, thus optimizing the efficiency of supply activities.
These activities require an in-depth knowledge of the markets of construction and plant design, in order to select the best contractors and choose the most efficient technologies.
Idest also provides services of expediting, in order to ensure – by monitoring the suppliers – the complete control over delivery time, costs and quality levels.
Idest accompanies its clients in the technical and economic management of construction sites, thus ensuring control over delivery times, costs and quality.
Such activities require strong skills in coordinating vehicles and in managing technical resources, besides knowledge of contractual arrangements, multidisciplinary skills in economic engineering and management engineering: Project & Construction Management, RFIs, Construction management or owner’s agent, Program management, Project director and project management, On-site construction management and superintendents, Safety management, Estimating QA/QC, Site security.
Any residential, commercial or industrial building is part of an interactive and dynamic system that must take into account both natural elements (land, water, wind, sun, vegetation) and social elements (identity and belonging), that are fundamental factors to comply with the requirements of cheapness, functionality and productivity.
For each new project Idest provides the client with affordable and sustainable solutions, so as to minimize energy impacts, avoid architectonic barriers and make the best use of water resources, by favoring the use of eco-compatible and recyclable materials.
The eco-energy objectives are ensured by analysis and evaluations such as: energetic analysis, simulation and modeling, on-site investigation, building engineering systems design.
Such activities permit to find the most sustainable, functional and feasible solutions, that constitute the basis for Energy and Environmental Design and LEED certification.