PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Expect The Best, Plan For The Worst, and Prepare To Be Surprised

Denis Waitley

The essence of good project management is to minimise risk and maximise great decision-making to bring out the best of the project. Managing a Project well takes industry expertise, insight and attention to detail. Our Projects Team specialise in Construction Management.

Construction Management

Planning a project from the early stages enables you, and us, to provide you with the greatest return on investment. This is because we can gear your project toward providing quality whilst providing comprehensive advice about what is, or could be, possible as well as the potential challenges and obstacles.

Arts, Festival & Event Management

Collaboration brings ideas to life. Together with experienced Arts Manager and Producer, Joanne Fisher, we can offer exceptional Arts and Festival Management.

Go-To-Market Planning

Collaborating with our Marketing team, we can develop a comprehensive plan for bringing your next product or service to market.

Five Benefits of Employing A Specialist Project Manager

Effective Project Management in Construction can minimise risk, increase construction efficiency and boost employee and customer relationships. 

Project Efficiency
Improved Employee & Contractor Relationships
Enhanced Customer Relationships
Increased Project Profitability
Better Cash Flow

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Property & Project Advisory

Moving your commercial dream forward requires a lot of planning, experience and trades knowledge. Our Director of Projects is a former tradesperson and is ideally positioned to provide detailed advice to enable you to make the best decision. We can also assist with lease negotiations.

Initial Project Planning & Realisation

Planning a project from the early stages enables you, and us, to provide you with the greatest return on investment. This is because we can gear your project toward providing quality whilst providing comprehensive advice about what is, or could be, possible as well as the potential challenges and obstacles.

Construction Phase

Whether your project is a new build, refurbishment or closure, Ideas to Life have the expertise to guide your construction phase. Through our extensive knowledge of construction and services practices, we can minimise your risk and maximise your returns.

Project Finalisation Phase

We think beyond a single project’s scope and outcomes because we value your future. The completion of a project is just as important as the initial planning. Through managing the final processes, we can ensure longevity of the project and maximises the success of the overall program.

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PROPERTY & PROJECT ADVISORY SERVICES

Development Management

We will coordinate all phases of the development from the time of our engagement through to completion in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. We will ensure Design, Cost and Critical Timeline objectives are achieved as well as recommend opportunities for optimising development return.

Tenant or Franchisee Advisory Services

Moving your commercial dream forward requires a lot of planning, experience and trades knowledge. We can also assist with lease negotiation for all property types including commercial, residential, retail and industrial.

Acquisition Advice

Acquiring an existing building can be fraught with risk and primed for budget disaster. A host of building construction, design, performance and age factors need to be considered and then re-examined through the lens of your intended use for the space. 

Development Management

Our clients achieve the highest consistency and value and we get a kick out of seeing projects from conception through to completion – it’s a win for everyone. We will coordinate all phases of the development from the time of our engagement through to completion in collaboration with internal and external stakeholders. We will ensure Design, Cost and Critical Timeline objectives are achieved as well as recommend opportunities for optimising development return.

Our services include:

  • Highest and Best Use Assessment
  • Feasibility Modelling
  • Appointment Of Consultants and Contractors
  • Design Management
  • Sales & Marketing Coordination (with Ideas to Life’s Marketing team or another Agency)
  • Project Funding

Tenant or Franchisee Advisory Services

Moving your commercial dream forward requires a lot of planning, experience and trades knowledge. As former tradespersons, our Project team is positioned ideally to provide detailed advice to enable quality decision making on suitability and building service performance. We can also assist with lease negotiation for all property types including commercial, residential, retail and industrial.

Technical Due Diligence Reports

The concept design stage builds the platform for your vision as well as internal and external stakeholder expectations which will flow through the project. Our services include:

  • Briefing for concept design tenders
  • Preparing Technical Briefs For Engineering Consultants
  • Documentation preparation for Council Approvals across Australia
  • Support with Government Grant applications

Management of Energy Performance Reviews

Formulating a project budget can be a complex process which needs to consider a host of factors and is at the heart of program success. Our services include:

  • Appointment of Professional Services (including Quantity Surveyor, Architect and Engineers)
  • Delivery Methodology Advice
  • Procurement Advice
  • Defining Scope and Cost Requirements

Fit For Purpose Review

The final stage prior to construction, the technical nuts and bolts are designed and documented and the last checks and approvals are received. Our services include:

  • Design Management
  • Value Engineering Workshops and Advice
  • Design Documentation Ratification
  • Cost Verification

Lease Negotiation & Procurement Advice

The final stage prior to construction, the technical nuts and bolts are designed and documented and the last checks and approvals are received. Our services include:

  • Design Management
  • Value Engineering Workshops and Advice
  • Design Documentation Ratification
  • Cost Verification

Managing Store Builds, Refurbishments and Relocations

The final stage prior to construction, the technical nuts and bolts are designed and documented and the last checks and approvals are received. Our services include:

  • Design Management
  • Value Engineering Workshops and Advice
  • Design Documentation Ratification
  • Cost Verification

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Project Realisation

Planning a project from the early stages enables you, and us, to provide you with the greatest return on investment. This is because we can gear your project toward providing quality whilst providing comprehensive advice about what is, or could be, possible as well as the potential challenges and obstacles. Our services include:

  • Scope Creation & Project Charters
  • Feasibility studies
  • Business Case Reporting
  • Needs Analysis Reporting
  • Reverse Brief Preparation
  • Risk Analysis
  • Asset Repositioning
  • Budgeting

Cost Planning & Value Engineering

Formulating a project budget can be a complex process which needs to consider a host of factors and is at the heart of program success. Our services include:

  • Appointment of professional services such as a Quantity Surveyor, Architect, Engineers and others as required
  • Delivery Methodology Advice
  • Procurement Advice
  • Refining the Architectural Project Scope brief to align with cost requirements
  • Value Engineering Workshops and Advice

Concept Design & Approvals

The concept design stage builds the platform for your vision as well as internal and external stakeholder expectations which will flow through the project. Our services include:

  • Briefing Architect and Engineers for the Concept Design Tenders
  • Documentation preparation for Council Legislative Approvals across Australia
  • Support with Government Grant applications
  • Town planning (via a Town Planner if required)
  • Cost verification

Detailed Design Development

The final stage prior to construction, the technical nuts and bolts are designed and documented. The last checks and approvals are received and the project is ratified. Our services include:

  • Design Management
  • Preparing Technical Briefs for Engineering Consultants
  • Design Documentation Ratification and Co-ordination
  • Final Review of Project Documentation
  • Cost Verification
  • Project Signoff and Acceptance to Proceed

Procurement & Construction Phase

Whether your project is a new build, refurbishment or closure, Ideas to Life have the expertise to guide your construction phase. Through our extensive knowledge of construction and services practices, we can minimise your risk and maximise your returns. Our services include:

  • Preparing and evaluating Tenders
  • Negotiation with Contractor/s
  • Ensuring tenders returned comply with Project Specifications
  • Ensuring Compliance with Local and State regulations
  • Superintendent services
  • Evaluation of Progress Claims
  • Program Management
  • Managing the Head Contractor to QA standards until Practical Completion and Defects are completed
  • Regular Project meetings
  • Regular Client Meetings and Progress Reporting

Project Completion and Acquittal Phase

We think beyond a single project’s scope and outcomes because we value your future. The completion of a project is just as important as the initial planning. Through managing the final processes, we can ensure the longevity of the project beyond completion and maximise the success of the overall program. Our services include:

  • Management of testing and commissioning of services
  • Management of settlements
  • Management of the delivery of Operation and Maintenance manuals
  • Award or Practical Completion
  • Obtaining approvals for Occupation Certificates
  • Ensuring defects are rectified

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