Building projects with obligation of results
After the phases of conception and permit comes the phase of construction. This requires the coordination of the different service suppliers: building service and structural engineers, specialized contractors and sub-contractors. ABR controls perfectly the process and methods of planification, the project management and follow up of the building. The vision of ABR on project management is one of the obligation of results (high level of quality, performances, budget and deadlines). The activities of the ABR project management include the budgeting, cost management, the control on the programs and the resources, the management and administration of the contracts. The respect of deadlines in the construction is another key factor to the profitability for the investor. Often, a delay by one of the sub-contractors will generate a chain reaction. The trades that intervene subsequently have to postpone each of their interventions. As they are generally on a rather complete planning, these delays will spread out in time and increase exponentially the delays of construction. As the investors are financing the projects till their commercialization, these building delays have an important impact on the profitability. Fortunately ABR knows its sub-contractors well and permanently controls their reliability.
Site coordination and building team
A good project management implies to know the competences of teams and trades well. What are they good at? What qualifications do they have? Exploiting the know-how implicates being receptive, listening, being flexible and sometimes reconsider certain architectural choices. The approach of ABR is to rapidly find pragmatic solutions that are convenient for all parties and combine the cost control with the quality.
Reconversion projects of industrial sites: a specialty of ABR
ABR has the experience in this type of project, which he perfectly controls from A to Z. As an example, the project of the old Henricot factories permanently closed in 1984. This project, started in 1993 on behalf of municipality of Court-Saint-Etienne, has required to manage the following stages:
- Development layout in collaboration with the CREAT
- Demolition of the subsistent hangars
- Depollution and remediation of the soils
- Reopening the banks of the Thyle
- Studies and execution of a complete architectural and urban project: mixed-use buildings, residences, shops, cultural hall
- The second phase is in execution after obtaining the market launched by the town in 2010