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Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement
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Aquenta Building & Infrastructure Capability Statement

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  1. S E C T O R : Building & Infrastructure S E R V I C E S : Quantity Surveying Independent Certifier / Verifier Estimating, Cost Engineering Cost Planning Bills of Quantities Independent Estimator Post Contract Services Aquenta Consulting has been providing constructive solutions to organisations across Australia for over 50 years. Originally founded as Cameron & Middleton in 1955, Currie & Brown in 1990, and most recently as Aquenta Consulting, we’re proud to have a local knowledge base and highly skilled team in every mainland state of Australia. With a team of over 280 of the highest calibre people in the country, revenues of over $45m, and offices in Adelaide Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney our reputation as the leading provider of independent cost and contract management services within the Building, Mining, Transport, Oil and Gas, and Utilities sectors is steadfast. By balancing time, cost and quality, we’re able to use the latest methodologies to analyse cost, risk and results whilst ensuring sustainable and attainable outcomes for every project and client. As a team, we’re proudly involved at every stage of the project lifecycle; forming the backbone of a wide variety of high profile public and private projects nationally.
  2. 2 Delivering constructive solutions With over half a decade of experience in the construction industry, our team use their auditing skills to reduce costs and link construction with bottom line financials. Bringing lessons from a wealth of other construction projects, our team work to ensure risk is managed, best value attained and quality standards maintained throughout the project lifecycle. Our expertise covers the entire lifecycle of constructed assets, from concept feasibility through to design, procurement and construction. What makes us different is our level of expertise in the building sector with a third of our revenues deriving directly from this area. Our team of professionals bring a wealth of industry knowledge to your project, adding value at every stage, from pre-construction right through to post construction and evaluation phases. We understand the challenges that come with a scarcity of resources, and tightening credit markets. By providing a range of industry advice and services, we help to reduce risk and deliver stakeholder value throughout the construction lifecycle • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Building informed relationship Harnessing industry expertise • Property owners and trusts • Property developers • Corporate business • Financiers • Insurance underwriters, brokers and loss adjustors • Facility managers • Legal firms and in-house legal departments • Insolvency practitioners • Public sector organisations • Government • Architects, engineers, contractors and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) • Government • Commercial, residential, retail, leisure and industrial • Education and healthcare • Heavy engineering • Resources • Finance/PPP • Insurance The Glasshouse, Port Macquarie John Newell Mazda, Alexandria
  3. 3 Executive Summary • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Aquenta is one of Australia’s largest consultancies dedicated to advising clients in respect of the procurement, construction and management of the built environment. As one of the leading construction consultancies in Australia, we provide services designed to deliver effective, innovative solutions by offering expertise and experience to clients in any sphere of private and public sector activity. Our aims are to achieve the best possible balance between time, cost and quality; to analyse and manage the client's risks; and to ensure the client receives an optimum outcome. The team at Aquenta are recognised for our exceptional quality of service, close client relationships, talented & enthusiastic staff, and creating sustainable added value for our clients. At Aquenta we are continually pioneering new techniques, developing more effective specialist tools and putting innovative ideas into practice. This approach enables us to reduce costs and investment risk for clients and deliver successful projects. The strengths of our capability are summarised as follows: • Our expertise covers the entire lifecycle of constructed assets, from concept feasibility, through design, procurement and construction to ongoing asset and facilities management. • We are a specialist cost and commercial management consultancy with core skills in cost planning, estimating, and the commercial aspects for the procurement of construction. • Continuously improving and expanding range of services including range estimating, initialising meetings, risk workshops, value engineering workshops and probabilistic estimating. • Record of accurate and timely provision of all services. • National team exceeding 280 with offices in Adelaide, Brisbane. Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. • Large local team experienced in major construction projects including government, commercial, industrial, residential, retail, hotel, education, healthcare, sport, leisure and infrastructure. • Excellent track record in providing independent estimating, strategic cost modelling, advice on contract and procurement, contract and cost management, lifecycle costing, and value and risk management services. • Extensive experience with various forms of contract and procurement methodologies with government and private clients, including several years experience in partnering, alliancing and co- operative contracting. • Specific experience in the development and measurement of performance based contractual arrangements and their associated KPIs.
  4. 4 Corporate Overview • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • In Australia, Aquenta was formed in 1955 and has offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. In early 2010 we became part of the worldwide AMEC group of companies Aquenta has always recognised that it is a service organisation providing professional services to a wide range of clients across many industry sectors. Since 1955 we have, in response to client needs and expectations, diversified both our services and the industry sectors served. In addition to the more traditional roles in building and construction, Aquenta is satisfying today's competitive and cost conscious environment in infrastructure, water resource, mining, engineering, resource and other engineering and construction projects by providing a wide range of specialised consulting services, including contracting-out/outsourcing, facilities management, risk management, project planning and replacement cost valuations for insurance purposes. Further information on Aquenta can be accessed on our internet site www.aquenta.com.au Super Dome, Homebush Sydney Opera House
  5. 5 Client Portfolio • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Aquenta advises a diverse range of clients in all states of Australia including some of the country’s largest public and private sector organisations. The relationships with many of our clients have developed over many years. For example, we have worked with Caltex for over fifteen years and Fairfax. Many of our instructions arise from long term relationships with our clients and from being recommended by existing clients. A selection of our clients include:
  6. 6 Client Sectors • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • I N DU ST RY SE CT O R S Aquenta’s experience in advising on the construction, maintenance and repair of the built asset is extensive and embraces the sectors listed below: • Construction and fitout including commercial, residential, hotel, retail, sport and leisure, industrial, education, healthcare, government, defence, pharmaceuticals • Engineering and infrastructure including transport, utilities, oil and gas, mining, heavy engineering • Consulting including facilities management, dispute resolution, PPP/PFI C L I E NT B USI NE SS ES Aquenta’s clients range from individuals to the giants of the corporate world and include the public and private sector as follows: • Property owners and trusts • Property developers • Corporate business • Financiers • Insurance underwriters, brokers and loss adjustors • Facility managers • Legal firms and in-house legal departments • Insolvency practitioners • Public sector organisations • Government • Architects, engineers, contractors and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) BELOW TOP: Erina Fair Shopping Centre BELOW LOWER: Delhi Corporate, North Ryde
  7. 7 Extensive Range of Services • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Cost Management - Construction & Fitout Projects Sound procurement advice, accurate cost budgeting and forecasting, cost planning throughout the process of design and development, appropriate allocation of risk, clarity in contract documentation, effective management of change and its impact upon the cost of a project provide a framework for the achievement of cost certainty and true value for money for our clients, throughout the lifecycle of their facilities. Cost & Contract Management - Engineering & Infrastructure Projects Engineering and infrastructure projects tend to be large and complex. They require effective cost planning throughout the project life cycle and also contract management during the construction phase to ensure that the capital-spending programme is managed within expectations. FM Consulting/Project Management For most organisations the procurement, maintenance, operation, refurbishment and disposal of facilities is the second largest expense, after the cost of personnel. These life cycle costs are determinable and can be controlled within the framework of facilities management. Consulting The regulatory and financial aspects of major construction and engineering projects are becoming increasingly complex. Accurately identifying and managing risk requires the right advice, borne of experience and independence of mind. Aquenta’s professional teams have a reputation for understanding and meeting the needs of those involved in constructing the built environment. Cost Management - Construction & Fitout Projects Technical Due Diligence Legal Support Risk Management Value Management Project Audit PPP/PFI Advice Independent Certification Project Cost & Earned Value Auditing Partnering & Alliancing Programming & Schedulling Consulting FM Consulting/Project Management Estimating & Cost Management Procurement Strategy Schedules of Quantities & Quantity Tracking Contract Management Cost Engineering Variations, Claims & Contract Negotiation Asset Valuations Shutdowns & Turnarounds Cost & Contract Management - Engineering & Infrastructure Projects Review of Operations Contracting-Out/ Procurement Project Management Contract Management Service Level Management Condition Appraisal Benchmarking Training Life Cycle Costing Procurement Advice Estimating & Cost Planning Bills of Quantities Tender Documentation Contract Advice Cost Management Contract Negotiation Contract Administration Variations & Claims Asset Valuations Tax Depreciation Client Representative
  8. 8 Very early cost definition to aid strategic decisions and integrate construction project design and cost. Strategic Cost Planning Cost Modelling alternative designs for strategic and detailed integration of design and cost efficiently. Cost Modelling Achieve the best approach for clarity of responsibilities, cost certainty and control. Procurement Advice Reliable estimates, close control, management of change and regular reports provide cost certainty and lower costs. Cost Planning Assisting the team with assessing and managing risk which could prevent the achievement of objectives. Risk Analysis Strategic management and value engineering studies with the professional team to gain best value. Value Management Comparison of alternative designs’ whole life costs integrated with capital cost planning. Whole Life Costing Action and negotiation to deal with situations not envisaged by the contract and breaches of contract. Dispute Resolution Specialist assistance to deal with these increasingly complex elements of construction to manage projects. Client Representative Cost Management Cost Management Cost Management – Construction & Fitout Projects • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
  9. 9 Establishing of the brief, coordinating inputs from client, stakeholders, designers and consultants to achieve clarity of project aims and objectives. Project Strategy Identifying, assessing and managing the risks which could threaten the achievement of objectives. Managing Risk Advice on the appointment of the right consultants to suit the particular needs of the project and client. Appointing Consultants Advice on the most appropriate procurement strategy. Procurement Strategy Cost planning through design and construction phases of a project. Cost Planning Procurement advice, tender management and construction supervision to ensure objectives are met. Contract Management Cost and contract management including benchmarking. Shutdowns & Turnarounds Independent certification of costs, schedule and risks. Independent Certification Asset Identification, replacement cost & depreciated value. Asset Valuations Cost & Contract Management Cost & Contract Management Cost & Contract Management – Engineering & Infrastructure Projects • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
  10. 10 Strategic review of operations including methods of delivery to support business needs. Review of Operations Facilitation of contracting out / procurement process including changing a source of service provision. Contracting Out / Procurement Project management advice and facilitation of projects. Project Facilitation & Management Contract performance monitoring and administration including service provider contract review and renegotiations. Contract Management Establishing requirements, key result areas, service level agreements and key performance indicators. Service Level Management An audit of the physical and functional adequacy of a facility to provide an input for life cycle cost analysis and maintenance planning. Condition Appraisal Benchmarking and best practice evaluations of property occupancy, costs and service levels. Benchmarking Provision of training on aspects of FM including procurement / sourcing. Training FM Consulting / Project Management FM Consulting / Project Management FM Consulting/Project Management • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
  11. 11 Enabling Financiers and insurers to assess risks and control costs. Technical Due Diligence Dispute resolution, expert witness, adjudication, technical content of construction contracts. Legal Support Strategic and project appraisals and workshops to identify risks and achieve objectives. Risk Management / Risk Finance Facilitation of FM workshops and advising on cost of alternatives. Value Management Safeguarding the interests of lenders, investors or future tenants. Project Audit Avoiding pitfalls in PPP / PFI projects from conception to financial close, technical advisers to clients and SPV’s. PPP / PFI Advice Contractual and quality readiness for occupation on projects. Independent Certification Audit of costs and earned value. Project Cost & Earned Value Consulting Consulting Facilitation and Independent assessment of costs, schedule & risks. Partnering / Alliancing Consulting • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

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