Project / Construction Management
- Overall Site Management
Overall Site Management
Design Systems, Inc.'s Mechanical Group has been involved in hundreds of installation projects for many different customers in a variety of industries. Our vast experience in understanding the requirements for major installations has provided us with the unique ability to not only manage the individual project on your site, but to coordinate and manage the entire job site for major projects.
- Safety Coordination
Safety is of major importance on all projects for any company. Design Systems, Inc. has the experience and expertise to manage and coordinate your projects safety program. Safety orientations, toolbox talks, incident reports, manpower tracking, safety reports, etc. are all part of the Design Systems, Inc. safety portfolio.
- Manpower Tracking
Coordinating outside contractors with your internal trades can be a daunting task if not done properly. Which trades will be on site and when? How many outside contractors will be on site during the peak installation times? Did the contractor have the trades he required? Let Design Systems, Inc. pull together all the tracking reports you need to properly communicate with your skilled trades and upper management.
- Project Timing Schedules
Project Timing Schedules
From a quick hitting project over a long weekend or a major project lasting several years, one of the most important tools required to ensure the success of any project is a proper timing schedule. Let Design Systems, Inc. pull together your schedule, coordinate activities (between contractors as well as between the contractors and the plant), resolve conflicts, track progress, generate summary reports and behind in progress reports, track changes, and manage your complete schedule needs.
- Project Financial Tracking
Project Financial Tracking
- Is your project on track financially?
- What is the expected cost to complete?
- What will your most recent change request cost you?
- What is the potential cost impact of your risk log?
- What is the potential ROI for your proposed project?
- Can you afford to even approve your project?
These are questions that every manager must deal with. Design Systems, Inc. has worked with hundreds of companies to manage project finances. Whether its budget estimates, schedule of values, project tracking, change orders, risk cost analysis, return on investments, etc., Design Systems, Inc. has the knowledge and experience to assist you with this important task.
- Document Control
- Formal Documents
- Drawing Reviews
- Meeting Minutes
- Punch List Tracking
- Field Orders
- Contact Lists
- Manpower Reports
- Deliverable Tracking
- Project Close-Out
- Safety Reports
- Project Communications
- Budget Reports
Project documentation is of vital importance to the success of a project but is also a very difficult process to properly manage and track. A project that runs several years generates thousands of different types of documents for hundreds of individuals. Managing that volume of paperwork takes organization and experience. Design Systems, Inc. specializes in managing your important project documentation. We can use your document control methods or utilize our own Document Control software to allow for faster and easier document tracking.
- Contract Closeout
The installation is complete. Start-up, de-bug and validation have been accomplished. The punch list has been closed out. The contractor is ready to go. Design Systems, Inc. will handle finalizing and properly closing out your projects.
- Bid Package Development
Procurement / Bid Package Development
Design Systems, Inc. has worked with hundreds of companies to manage project finances. Whether its budget estimates, schedule of values, project tracking, change orders, risk cost analysis, return on investments, etc., Design Systems, Inc. has the knowledge and experience to assist you with this important task.
- Develop concise bid documents reducing contractor guesswork
- Develop specifications and drawings that enable the selected contractor to start the job smoothly
- Meet the customers' goals
- Complete the project within the project timing and budget
- Cost Estimates
Design Systems, Inc.'s Mechanical and Conveyor Engineering team has been in the industry for collectively hundreds of years and is knowledgeable regarding appropriate costs associated with different conveyors and methodologies available today.
- Material Cost
- Fabrication Cost
- Installation Cost
- Labor Cost
- Geographic Factors
- Import and Export Cost
- Equipment Cost
- Drawings / Submittal Review
Drawings / Submittal Review
The drawing submittal process provides the project owner the opportunity to make sure the contractor understands the specifications and is adhering to the requirements.
Design Systems, Inc. can assist with drawings that represent the maturation of your project from submittal to final product including:
- Concept Approvals
- Engineering Drawings
- Fabrication Drawings
- Installation Drawings
- As-Built Drawings
- Contract Compliance Verification
Contract Compliance Verification
We offer a wide range of support regarding contract compliance verifications including on-site engineering teams to monitor and enforce contract adherence.
- Enforcement of customer corporate standards
- Industry best practices
- Schedule of values
- Progress tracking
- Milestone dates maintained
- Identification of scope deficiencies
- Meeting Minute Tracking
Meeting Minute Generation and Tracking
Communication is a core fundamental to any successful project. Documenting action items is necessary to keep everyone updated on issues and their resolutions, maintain a historical record of decisions made and ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner by qualified personnel. Design Systems, Inc. has developed their own Document Control software that makes searching for specific items, in specific meetings faster and easier than looking through hard copies.
- Punch List Tracking
Punch List Tracking
Punch lists are an ideal tool to aid in the tracking of deficiencies to promote a quality installed system that meets your specifications. Punch list item resolution and tracking will support contract compliance, industry standards, and best practices.
- Project Coordination
Project coordination is key. Let Design Systems, Inc.'s extensive experience assist you in achieving a successful program.
- Tool box talks
- Weekly coordination meetings
- Schedule reviews
- Multi-disciplinary construction meetings