Successful design-and-build requires clear performance standards and an overseeing agency role ensuring that the developing design continues to meet aspirations for cost, quality, form and function.
ICDM have an excellent track record as Employers Agent on Design & Build projects including undertaking the following services;
- Development of the client brief
- Employer Requirements development
- Checking compliance of Contractor Proposals
- Regulatory compliance
- Project Management and cost control to completion
ICDM undertake the Principal Designer role on projects by utilising our expert technical knowledge of the construction industry combined with a complete understanding of how health and safety should be managed from conception through the design and construction processes. As Principal Designer we will ensure co-ordination of the project team is maintained together with enabling the flow of information to ensure projects are delivered in a safe and healthy manner.
The Construction (Design & Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM) were introduced with effect from 6 April 2015. The Regulations impose duties upon all members of the construction team, including clients, designers, principal contractor and contractors, and also introduce the new role of Principal Designer.
The aim is to ensure that health and safety is improved by encouraging everyone involved to work together to improve the planning and management of projects from inception through to completion of the works and even beyond to repair and maintenance.
Between 1994-2014 ICDM where instrumental in the application of the CDM Regulations to reduce industrial fatalities by 50% whilst addressing the fact that 35% of all accidents are directly related to design.
- Hazard Risk Assessment
- Pre-Construction Information
- HSE F10
- Health & Safety File
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With a proactive and hands on approach ICDM will assist clients in delivering projects to cost, on programme and to the required quality with a flexible approach recognising individual client and project needs. We recognise that effective management of the project team and ensuring the correct flow of information is key to the success of the project. Services include;
- Co-ordination of the project team
- Co-ordination of information
- Consultant appointment advice
- Brief, design and quality control
- Chairing and recording of project team meetings
- Risk analysis & management
- Design co-ordination
- Handover management
- CDM Regulatory compliance
From inception to completion ICDM working closely with our client will ensure accurate cost management. Whatever the procurement route selected we can provide any of the selected services;
- Cost feasibility studies
- Budget estimates
- Cost plans updated throughout the procurement process
- Tender documentation and appraisal
- Bills of quantities
- Cash flow forecasts
- Value engineering
- Contract set up
- Variation control
- Interim Valuation control
- Final account agreement
- Revenue Lifecycle Management (RLM)
- FM Facility
- Taxation and Grants
- Return On Investment (ROI)
ICDM are members of the Electrical Energy Storage Network and have worked with UK Government, Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) on future UK Energy Policy.
We have completed scientific and engineering research in the area of energy storage, waste heat and electrical salvage technology and have approved internal and European patents. This improves systems efficiency and reduces energy requirements and the carbon footprint.
All our health and safety consultants are qualified, certified with professional bodies and have years of practical health and safety work behind them..
They are able to offer sensible safety solutions to every day health and safety problems, letting you get on with the job – safely..
A brief summary of our health and safety services;
- Health and Safety Documentation
- Health and Safety Policies
- Method Statements
- Risk Assessments
- CDM Co-ordination
- Site Safety Inspections
- Health and Safety Audits
We also provide a similar support package to projects that are not notifiable under CDM but require a degree of additional health & safety support
We provide comprehensive project management services to the energy, manufacturing and industrial sectors. ICDM have all the requisite skills across project management, architectural design and structural, mechanical and electrical engineering design to service the construction, manufacturing and energy sectors. We provide a seamless and embedded consultancy service for businesses and consultancies in all areas of construction and civil engineering who require specialised and dovetailed support for their project teams and clients as well as operating as a multi-disciplinary Principal Design led practice in our own right.
We can be appointed as either your full time retained advisors or appointment can be project by project basis. This service can be tailored to your exact needs and a bespoke package can be setup to provide you with the support you need.
ICDM are specialists in construction health and safety consultancy and management. We offer a wide range of specialist support with a strong emphasis in providing practical solutions and risk control strategies, including:
- Construction Design and Management (CDM)
- Construction health and safety consultancy
- Construction health and safety management
- Contracts Management
- Temporary works Coordinator
- Design Coordination
- Site safety inspections
Advice and assistance during the initial set up stages of the site ensures a firm basis on which to develop all aspects of Health & Safety throughout the duration of the project.