When we provide project management services, our goal is to keep the project on track while providing all stakeholders with as much detail as possible to eliminate misdirection and wasted time and money. Within our project management process, we emphasize:
An integral part of our project management philosophy involves creating an atmosphere of open communication between our team and yours. We make it a top priority to communicate with your project owners, managers, and stakeholders throughout the entire process. We also involve other key project members as needed, such as communicating with the factory manager pertaining to scheduling and budgets, the operations manager when dealing with process parameters, and the maintenance manager with questions about equipment specification and O&M manuals. By involving key players throughout the process, the results of your project specifically match the needs of the entire facility team.
Complete Budget Planning
We plan project budgets with every detail in mind. However, within the project scope, changes do happen. For this reason, we continually update the project budget, allowing you to view the details at any point in the process. You will have open access to an accurate picture of your project’s progress, including time, materials, personnel, and budget.
Detailed Bid Documents
By clearly defining the scope of work and needs for materials and manpower, we are able to save the project time and money by reducing contractor change orders. Our detailed bid document deliverables include process flow diagrams, P&IDs, plan views, elevation views, 3D diagrams, isometrics, and bid specifications.
From creating as-built drawings of an existing installation to designing and drawing a new layout or facility, our designers pay close attention to accuracy and detail. We understand the information depicted on drawings leads to correct specifications, successful installations, and final results that operate as intended.
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Engineering for On‑Time and On‑Budget Projects that Work
VEi produces successful project outcomes for greenfield, retrofit, and expansion projects across a variety of industries. We follow a proven Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) process that includes:
FEED 0 ENGINEERING
We meet you and your team at the project site to become familiar with the project concept and any additional services you require.
FEED 1 Engineering
We prepare a proposal for a preliminary engineering effort to increase the level of detail of the scope of the project and better define the services involved. It includes a preliminary budget with an accuracy of +50%/-30% and a project schedule.
FEED 2 Engineering
We prepare a proposal that continues to enhance the scope of the project with a budget accuracy of +30%/‑20% and a project schedule. This step will allow you to evaluate the business case to determine if the project planning should continue without requiring you to invest a lot of money in the planning process.
FEED 3 EngineeringWe prepare a proposal that continues to enhance the scope of the project and minimize the risk associated with cost and schedule. A budget accuracy of +10%/-10% is achieved. We align the project team and plan for the FEED 3 deliverables. We develop the project execution plan.
Project ExecutionProject is a go. We prepare a proposal for detailed engineering and produce the Issue for Bid (IFB) equipment and construction packages. This will enable you to select the equipment suppliers and construction contractors. We will then finalize the package to an Issue for Construction (IFC) level.
Construction Coordination and Procurement Management
We provide services to execute and control all construction and equipment purchase agreements from contract award to start-up.
Commissioning and Start-Up
We properly train your operating staff, then start up the new systems and get them running to design capacity.