What We Do
Improve Your Project Execution Performance
Value Improving Practices (VIPs) Generating Significant Cost Savings
AED can facilitate the following Value Improving Practices (VIPs) which generate significant cost savings for a minimal investment. Projects utilizing VIPs have demonstrated better success rates.
- Project execution planning
- Quality planning and management
- Interactive planning
- Risk analysis and mitigation planning
- Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI)
- Value engineering
- Construction readiness review
- Lessons learned
Front End Loading (FEL 1, 2 & 3)
AED is generally engaged in producing all necessary deliverables. From FEL-1 conceptual engineering studies through the FEL-3 final basis of design, AED can handle all deliverables in-house. This includes all core disciplines (E&I, Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Piping, and Process).
Detailed Engineering and Design
AED produces full multi-discipline detailed engineering and design packages. These deliverables are prepared utilizing the client’s specifications. All designs incorporate constructability, maintainability, and operability parameters. Designs are frequently produced utilizing 3D CADD software in order to engage all client stakeholders throughout the design process.
Site Inspection and Surveying
AED has capabilities to manage all local municipal and state surveying including the following:
- Professional survey packages
- PLS for sealed site plans
- Laser scanning
- Underground utility GPR survey packages
- Geotechnical investigation packages
Construction Monitoring and Support
AED generally follows our designs into the field offering engineering construction assistance. Services offered include answering requests for information (RFIs), field walkdown support, and assistance with deliverable interpretation including the use of the 3D model if available.
Total Installed Cost Estimating
Whether developing a high-level budgetary estimate or providing a detailed +/- 10% cost estimate, AED will deliver accurate estimates that the client can rely on. Various estimating tools are available including Excel based and ASPEN Capital Cost Estimator.
Project management services are furnished for both in-house projects and for client site projects. All project managers have previous owner / operator experience therefore they understand your particular project needs.
Upon request, AED aids clients in finding talented candidates for on-site assignments. AED has unique synergies with our sister company, Allied Resources Technical Consultants, in finding, placing, and on-boarding contract or temporary-hire staff positions. Contact us if you are looking for seconded design, engineering, project management, construction management, or project controls resources.
CADD Overflow Assistance
With shrinking budgets and limited resources, it is important for clients to have a reliable local firm to assist with CADD overflow. AED can fill this need for all core disciplines.
AED has experienced Program Managers who will execute multiple small to medium size multi-discipline capital or maintenance projects. The team can be either site or home-office based. AED utilizes tools such as development of a Program Execution Plan to efficiently deliver consistent project outcomes.
Subject Matter Relationships
AED has standing relationships developed for the following subject matter areas:
- Asset integrity and industrial inspections
- Staff augmentation
- Laser scanning
- Process Safety Management
- HAZOP facilitation
- Management of Change / Risk Management
- Metallurgy and corrosion control
- Incident investigation
- Fire protection