PROJECT AND CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Projects executed by KEO take full advantage of its system oriented approach to project delivery, what that means back to the owner and client is time & cost savings with maximum quality for their projects. Rigorous discipline in the use of KEO’s project delivery system is the best protection offered an owner against cost overruns during construction. Tight, well coordinated, properly documented construction documents, accurate cost estimating, commitment to pro-active cost management and quality assurance / quality systems are KEO’s cornerstones.
OWNER'S REPRESENTATIVE :
Represents the Owner during the design and execution phase of a project. Responsibilities involve decisions related to design finalization / alternative designs, and action concerning financial issues such as payments to consultants / contractors, and review / approval of variations and / or time extensions / claims.
KEO's contemporary approach to management of pre- construction, construction & post-construction stages utilizes internationally recognized scheduling, project control techniques and computer applications such as Primavera project planning modules. Our vast range of schedule management services include but are not limited to:
Master schedule development / monitoring & updating
Risk assessment / management
Detailed coordinated schedule establishment
Progress monitoring, control & reporting
Claim control / evaluation
KEO's scheduling professionals are always proactively involved to establish potential problem areas and recommend corrective measures.
Control of Budgets and estimates during the design process, including post-contract variations, claims and payments both for consultants and contractors.
Quantity surveying services:
Preparation of budget estimates throughout each stage of the design process. Preparation of detailed Bill of Quantities and contract conditions for tenders.
Consider alternative design solutions and material selection to achieve more economical design during the design process. This work is done at various stages of the design process.
During execution of contract, resolution of disputes between contracting parties, through independent interpretation of contract parameters.
Independent services as arbitrator, resulting from claims from contractors.
We immerse ourselves in all pre-design, design, tender and award services that includes establishing the project delivery strategy, planning, administration, schedule and cost control, design reviews for completeness and constructability, management and coordination of the efforts of all parties involved.
The Project & Construction Management Division follows best professional practices based upon recognized industry standards of management delivery, such as CMAA (Construction Management Association of America). The division includes Registered and highly experienced Project and Construction Managers, Senior Cost Managers and Schedulers, Chartered QS’s, Civil and MEP Engineers, Architects and Landscape Architects.
One of the unique advantages of hiring KEO as the PM/CM is our ability to also conduct Design Peer Reviews through in-house capabilities from both our Design & Planning and Environmental Engineering Divisions.
Supervision of construction works in accordance with the established KEO QA/QC procedures manual including rigorous monitoring of construction activities and enforcement of safety through suitably qualified and experienced site engineers from various disciplines.
KEO CONTRACTS & CLAIMS SERVICES
KEO Contracts & Claims services provides Claims Management, Dispute Resolution and Training Services to the construction, infrastructure, utility services, banking and insurance industries. Contracts & Claims Services is a specialist department within KEO International Consultants.
Established in 1964, KEO, has been able drawn on the strength and experience of its service offering in Architectural & Engineering Design, Infrastructure Design, Quantity Surveying and Project and Construction Management Projects throughout the Middle East and North Africa in being able to provide an unparalleled approach to the provision of Claims Management and Dispute Resolution in the region.
Employing over 2,200 professional and administrative staff, including well qualified and highly experienced Construction Lawyers, Chartered Quantity Surveyors, Senior Cost and Planning Engineers as well as Civil, Structural and MEP Engineers, KEO’s resource deployment enables a multi-disciplined team approach to any assignment.
KEO’s lawyer-led teams, include staff with complimentary professional skills and expertise, allows us to draw on a wealth of internal technical and professional expertise that can identify, at the earliest possible moment, a well-defined commercially viable strategy for Clients faced with contract, claims or dispute resolution challenges.
KEO’s Contracts and Claims Services department has been described as: “An excellent consultant & claim proposal advisor” and “An excellent construction contracts and disputes advisor.”
Commercial management and intervention, including claims preparation, analysis, investigation and advice. KEO’s claim analysis, includes both the:-
a) analysis of a claimant’s right to compensation and/or a claimant’s right to an extension of time; and
b) provision of technical support to a client’s legal team - ability to provide expert evidence on all stages of project procurement, from design stage through to construction and handover stage, and assessment on any project related commercial matters.
Alternative dispute resolution including participation on Dispute Arbitration Boards, or being called upon as expert witnesses. We can either assist the parties in preparing for and attending mediations, arbitrations or work in conjunction with a client’s legal team in connection with the resolution of disputes (including those that may progress to a litigate hearing).
Training and Information Services
KEO can plan and provide cost effective training programs addressing key contractual and commercial management topics tailored to a client’s requirements, as well as authoritative, clear and concise presentations in seminar or workshop format as appropriate. We can also provide qualified guest speakers to training organizations.
Damage Assessment Services
Rendered to investigate or evaluate existing conditions, including an assessment of the likely value/impact of a particular claim.
Metalex Construction Industry
Qatar Coral For Real Estate Development LLC
KEO provides building commissioning services through an independently organized group of commissioning specialists that have immediate in-house access to the resources of our internationally recognized Design and Project Management Divisions that have a professional staff exceeding 2,300.
This structure provides clients with a Commissioning Authority that is dedicated and focused on their commissioning needs and which has assets available to respond to any design or construction management issue that may arise.
Commissioning at KEO is performed in a standardized manner, but is flexible in application. This allows for our programs to adapt to the unique requirements of our individual clients. As the project’s Commissioning Agent we interface directly with the client and act as their advocate in defending the Owner Project Requirements and the Basis of Design. We consider ourselves the Owner’s champion in all issues related to project operability, maintainability, and cost efficient operation.
KEO as the Commissioning Agent will work in a cooperative fashion with the Owner and all members of the Project Team to deliver a facility meeting the needs of the end users. We strive to work supportively and be allies in making the project successful for all the team members, but never forget to back the interests of our client. KEO Commissioning understands that we as an organization are not the engineers of record and our role is to verify and enhance their design and not to re-think it.
OUR COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
KEO performs to the highest professional standards. We are experts in the ASHRAE Commissioning Guidelines and CIBSE Commissioning Codes and our work is executed based on the best practices within the Building Commissioning Association’s (1999) “Essential Attributes of Building Commissioning.” KEO works to maintain a staff of certified commissioning specialists that are active members in commissioning professional organizations.
“A quality-oriented process for achieving, verifying, and documenting that the performance of a project meets defined objectives and criteria.”
ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process
Commissioning Program Management & New Construction Commissioning
• Planning Phase. • Design Phase.
• Construction Phase. • Occupancy Phase.
Existing Building Commissioning
Sustainability Program Commissioning
• Estidama. • QSAS.
• LEED. • BREEAM.
Performance Monitoring,Verification, & Optimization
• Building Management System Audits.
• Utility Monitoring.
• Deployment of Data Logging Systems.
Design Peer Review & Audits
• Mechanical Systems. • Electrical Systems.
• Plumbing Systems. • Specials Systems.
Operations & Maintenance Program Support
• Energy Audits.
• Site Surveys.
• Record Document Creation.
• O&M Manual Creation.
• Maintenance Program Implementation.
• Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration.
• Building Management Systems (Controls.)
• On-site Energy Production (Generator, Solar, Wind, Etc.)
• Electrical Power and Automatic Transfer Switches.
• Battery Storage and UPS Systems.
• Telephone and Data Transmission Systems.
• Lighting and Lighting Control Systems.
• Domestic Hot and Cold Water Systems.
• On-site Water Treatment Systems.
• Swimming Pool and Water Feature Systems.
• Fire Alarm and Fire Protection Systems.
• Access control and surveillance systems.
• Other Features as Requested by the Client.