Consultants’ engineering services can be divided into three categories:
- Consultation, investigations and studies
- Design and construction
- Special services
Construction Consultation, Investigations, and Studies Services
Consultants in this group are typically involved in data collection, analysis, and reporting, as well as providing findings and recommendations.
The following sections go into the various forms of consultations that can be given and fall into this category:
Investigations and Reports on the Preliminary and Feasibility Stages
These services could include a thorough investigation, a situation report, and a comparison of various project solution options. In addition, include conclusions and recommendations on the feasibility of the project’s execution.
Land development plans, urban plans, regional plans, generating facility master plans, corridor studies, environmental condition exploration, and environmental studies are all part of the job.
To provide adequate consultations, different engineering specialists must collaborate on these various plans and studies.
Participation of the general public
The project’s owner requires consultation in order to present the project’s concept and information to the public, as well as to represent the project’s owner before government agencies.
Environmental effects, risk management, sustainable growth, life cycle costs, operational and capital costs, and financial concerns should all be taken into account when drawing conclusions and making recommendations.
Appraisals, Valuations, and Rate Studies
Studying and assessing existing conditions, evaluating capital and operating costs, overhead expenditures, forecasting incomes for toll facility property growth, and studies to recommend potential application rates are all part of these programs.
Material Engineering and Equipment Tests
Testing of materials and equipment according to relevant codes, advanced evaluation equipment and materials used in the building, and other inspections and observations requested by the project owner are all included in the materials engineering and equipment tests issued.
Engineering Design and Construction Services
Study and reports, preliminary design, final design, bidding, construction, and operation are the six phases of building design and construction in general.
Report and Study
The key tasks to be accomplished during the analysis and report process are establishing the project’s scope and cost, as well as a detailed evaluation of viable alternatives.
Professional engineering services that may be needed during this process include discussing and describing the project’s intent, need, and financial requirements, reviewing available data, and recommending and assisting the owner in obtaining additional data.
The preliminary design is improved and completed to the point that construction can be evaluated and performed properly at this level.
Engineering consultants’ key responsibilities include preparing contract plan drawings and specifications, presenting an estimate of construction project costs, and reviewing construction feasibility to identify potential issues during construction.
Construction Phase of the Project
In this process, the consultant’s role is to serve as the project owner’s representative and conduct a baseline survey prior to construction, update erection and falsework drawings submitted by the contractor for compliance with the drawings and specifications, and review laboratory and test reports on materials and equipment.
Furthermore, visit the construction site on a regular basis as agreed to track both the progress and quality of the work being done, and provide construction management services to ensure that the work is being done in compliance with the drawings and specifications.
The Completed Project’s Operation Phase
Consultants may be hired to write a manual for the structure’s operation and maintenance, identify structural flaws, and make recommendations for how to fix the problem. Perform an inspection until the structure’s warranty period expires, and then train the owner’s workers.