Locations Industrial architecture as an elementary component of integrated general planning
In factory planning, companies usually focus on the challenges of production technology and logistics. Experience shows, however, that during the strategy and concept phase, the constructional issues, illustrated in the general planning, are initially neglected. The planning process can be severely impaired, whether by serious delays in the schedule or skyrocketing costs.
agiplan's industrial architects treat the construction aspects with high priority from the very beginning of the project. In this respect, customers rely on us as a general planner who thinks and acts holistically - from initial strategy development to factory start-up across all disciplines of factory planning and logistics.
Holistic, comprehensive factory planning from a single source
Alignment of corporate goals with concept planning
Basic evaluation, preliminary planning, design planning and approval planning
Master planning for general contractor tendering and participation in the tendering and awarding process
Quality control of the general contractor's services
One central contact guarantees uncomplicated project coordination
Binding project-related scheduling and higher cost security
Early cost and schedule certainty due to comprehensive assumption of all planning services
Elimination of the separate pursuit of contractual claims, such as warranty and liability claims, which is necessary in the case of an individual award.
The contractual warranty periods for individual planners, which often differ in the case of an individual contract award, no longer apply
Liability and warranty rest with one company
Clarifying strategies and creating a concept
An excellent plan is more than half the battle: That's why, in the first step of our work, we integrate the client's corporate and strategic goals into our planning concept and develop these basic project deliverables:
Roadmap, general conditions, red thread, corporate guidelines.
Clarification of the initial situation and the general conditions (location/building)
Project installation with integration of all disciplines
We offer our clients the HAOI scope of services and numerous additional services. In accordance with the coordinated basic service profile of HOAI 2013, we prepare basic determinations for the following planning areas and thus identify the final basic data for the further planning phase:
Object planning (architecture)
Technical building equipment (HVAC, ELT/IT)
Outdoor facilities (open-air traffic facilities and engineering structures)
Expert opinions (e.g. structural fire protection, building physics, etc.)
Higher-level construction project management (construction and architecture management)
For the service profile buildings/exterior facilities, the basic evaluation includes the following services, among others:
Clarification of the task on the basis of the client's specifications or requirements planning
Consultation on the overall performance and investigation requirements
Formulation of decision-making aids for the selection of other parties involved in the planning process
Summarizing, explaining and documenting the results
The preliminary planning (based on HOAI LPH 2)
On the basis of the agreed planning fundamentals, we prepare the preliminary design planning in accordance with the recorded building requirements and general conditions - including the development of concept variants, which are brought to a decision with the client via an evaluation procedure.
The preliminary design planning also includes:
Revision and detailing of the area and space program for the target state
Detailing of the functional areas of administration, production, storage, laboratories, social functions, etc.
Definitions of the different building structures. Alignment and development of the building, incl. consideration of the supply and disposal as well as the requirements from the auxiliary and secondary functions.
Examination of constraints on the site and the production / testing and assembly processes as well as their influences on the site.
We present the result as a graphic representation of the preliminary design of the buildings including a brief construction description.
Holistic approach in factory planning by agiplan
Design planning (based on HOAI LPH 3)
We work out the concept as a preliminary design in all details to such an extent that it can form the basis for local approval and detailed preparation for execution. The service is developed in coordination with the client and the specialist engineers and includes the technical coordination and integration of their contributions.
The individual services in this regard are:
Working through the planning concept, taking into account design, functional, technical, building physics, economic, energy management and building ecology requirements.
Integrating the services of others involved in the planning process, such as expert opinions; this includes agiplan's in-house competencies, such as production and logistics.
Object descriptions, cost estimation, analysis of variants and their evaluation
Drawing of the overall design, with design drawings of all involved specialist areas (scale according to type and size of construction project)
Negotiations with the authorities about the approvability
Approval planning (based on HOAI LPH 4)
On the basis of the preceding concept planning, all necessary documents for the building application procedure are compiled and elaborated. This includes the submission of the building application documents to the authorities - according to the procedure and the specifications of the client (competence coordination). We also conduct the necessary discussions until the building permit is issued. We also provide this service to an adequate extent in cooperation with the specialist engineers.
The services in detail are:
Working through the results of the previous service phases using the contributions of other parties involved in the planning until a solution is ready for approval.
Preparation of the documents for the approvals or consents required under public law, including applications for exceptions and exemptions
Assistance in necessary negotiations with authorities
Obtaining the building permit
Master planning for General Contractor Invitation to Bid (FLB) (based on HOAI LPH 5)
In this service phase, our planning team works out the construction measures in terms of planning for a general contractor award for construction services and approves them together with the client. The objective is a guaranteed qualitative and clear execution by the general contractor.
The object is described in all necessary representations and data and specified in drawings, so that a clear basis for the agreement to the performance profile and as a basis for the contract and the realization is given. This includes overview drawings, schematics, system and construction details in the respective necessary scales with the necessary textual explanations regarding color, material and quality as system planning (master details). The contributions of all other parties involved in the planning of the service package are integrated, as well as the specifications of the experts and conditions from the permits, including collision checks for all trades.
GC Invitation to Bid, participation in award of contract (FLB) (based on HOAI LPH 6-7)
We prepare an GC Invitation to Bid (ITB) for you on the basis of the design/integration planning and the definition of the master planning. This ITB describes qualities and functionalities of the components to be built by a general contractor without compilation of quantities. This GC Invitation to Bid will describe all required work in subsections with subheadings, identified and requested from the general contractor for pricing purposes.
Optionally, the general contractors can bring in their own optimizations in the competition, which are evaluated by us and then presented to the client for a final decision. The scope of services in this phase:
Compilation of the functional and quality requirements as a basis for all trades, incorporating the contributions of others technically involved in the planning, for a GC Invitation to Bid.
Compilation of quality descriptions of individual trades with subheadings and main items as well as coordination and agreement of the performance descriptions
The participation in the award of contract comprises the following individual services:
Initial proposals for bidder lists
Pre-selection of bidders to be invited to submit bids
Solicitation of bids, including answering queries from the bidders
Review and evaluation of bids, including preparation of a price comparison list and award recommendation
Support of the client in negotiations with the bidders or in the awarding of contracts
Quality control of the GC's services (in accordance with HOAI LPH 8)
The client's representation or the artistic site management is an advisory function to support the client - and not the construction supervision according to service phase 8 of the HAOI, since the construction services are provided by a General Contractor.
The services included in this phase are:
Quality supervision of the general contractor's execution planning
Control of the execution of the object for compliance with the public-law approval or control of the compliance of the construction work with the contracts of the executing companies, the execution documents, the relevant regulations as well as with the generally accepted rules of technology.
Participation in the acceptance of work services and official matters.
Our services have been used and continue to be used by many leading companies.
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