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Project Life Cycle

Lead discussion session to fully understand the client’s vision for the project

  • Client outlines project vision
    • Describes function
    • Define budget range
    • Desired timeframe
  • Conduct question and answer session
    • Drill down to a more detailed level
    • Discuss potential pitfalls
  • Determine if idea is generally feasible and provide recommendations
  • Develop conceptual strategy to implement idea

Decide on the most promising project scheme alternative and create documentation to educate and secure funding sources

  • Conduct feasibility study to determine if project goals can be attained
    • Review various project schemes
    • Create process design
    • Identify systems
    • Layout initial plot
    • Review safety and environmental considerations
    • Select the most promising project design
  • Outline scope of work to build a common foundation for all parties
    • Outline objectives
    • List specific tasks to be executed and their timeframes
    • Assign tasks to responsible parties
  • Define capital cost requirements
    • Use prior experience to generate an accurate estimate
  • Define ongoing operating budget, ratios and assumptions
    • Precision is necessary for success of the project
  • Develop ROI and pro-forma
  • Develop project schedule and timing
  • Create supporting documentation:
    • Primary design drawings
    • Process flow diagrams
    • Equipment list
    • Equipment data sheets
  • Submit for funding approval

Secure Funding

  • We can meet with funding sources, if necessary
  • Participate in the due diligence process, if applicable
  • Prepare additional information as needed

Prepare drawings, specifications and schedule to obtain permits that will direct and help manage the construction process

  • Preliminary engineering drawings using 3-D modeling
  • Detailed engineering drawings
  • Implement project controls
    • Develop a schedule of values to track project progression
    • Confirm project schedule
    • Monitor budget
  • Marry engineering schedule with the construction schedule
    • Engineer and construct simultaneously
    • Enables construction to begin before design work is completed
  • Develop project execution strategy
    • Outline specific steps of how project will be completed
  • Submit documentation for all necessary permits
  • Create construction packages
    • Detailed drawings and specifications for each piece of the project

Acquire equipment, components, and materials

  • Identify and qualify suppliers and contractors
  • Provide specifications to vendors
  • Collect bids, conduct bid analysis and select vendors
  • Recommend spend schedule
  • Place orders
  • Ensure delivery coincides and complies with construction schedule
  • Vendor management
  • Oversee custom-built components

Physically build the structure according to detailed design documents

  • Construction procurement
    • Request bids for services
    • Select subcontractors
    • Schedule service to coincide with construction schedule
  • Construction management
    • Safety
    • Scheduling
    • Receiving
    • Expediting
    • Quality assurance
    • Project controls
    • Schedule management
    • Contractor meetings
    • Change management*
  • Construction coordination
    • Manage schedules, materials and the workforce
    • Answer questions
* A right-sized project team leads to less communication problems. Nimble and lean is good

Start and test equipment and processes. Simulate normal and emergency situations to verify proper responses.

  • Train operators and develop manuals
  • Commissioning plan
    • Prove system functionality
    • Conduct inspections and performance testing
    • Monitor results
    • Communicate and provide feedback to construction
  • Staffing
    • List functions that need staff
    • Outline skills needed
    • Determine number of staff to be hired
    • AMG can provide resources as necessary