Dynamic, highly motivated, innovative, technology-aligned and well-experienced Engineers, Consultants and Specialists.
- A strong locally based and fully licensed and registered engineering design team and consultant supported by the full resources of the local and international vendors.
- A project team with significant experience in the environmental and energy engineering design and construction work of major projects
- A team with an in-depth knowledge of the local approvals process, and local and international
design and construction codes and standards
- Detailed knowledge of local standards as well as construction materials in the country
- Quality Assurance and quality control procedures in place
- Knowledge and compliance with current LEED Standards for energy and sustainable engineering and PEZA standards for PEZA accredited building projects.
- An in-depth understanding of the complex inter-relationships involved between client, consultant and contractors in the integrated multi-disciplinary coordination in the construction of a major project.
- Harmonious partnership with other trade consultants such as Architectural, Structural, Sanitary, Fire Protection and Electrical discipline, to complete the job.
One of the attributes that IGB Engineering Consultancy brings to a project is to conduct an option analysis for each of the systems to be included in the project. An option analysis is the technique of looking at alternative systems and providing an analysis of the merits of each system to determine the preferred solution.
Generally, a life cycle costing analysis is carried out on the preferred options to reach a conclusion on the ultimate system to be designed and installed.
A key step in the initial concept design phase is to conduct a value management study. The objectives of this study are as follows:
- Identify any opportunities for capital cost savings as well as options to reduce on-going operating costs without compromising the project fundamentals.
- Identify outstanding issues which may impact on the project and address these within the workshop format.
- Agree action plans to ensure the project can be progressed in a timely manner.
The participatory nature of value management study helps to develop an enthusiastic and cohesive team by providing a forum in which participants can express opinions and concerns freely.
When adopted early in the design process the approach is preventive rather than curative, as it allows for the identification of problem areas and resolution at a very early stage of the project.
In summary the processes undertaken are as follows:
- A project briefing session should be conducted giving project background, evolution and current
- Project objectives to be identified and agreed.
- “Brainstorming“ session to be conducted
- Opportunities to enhance the design to be examined in sub-groups under the categories of
Architectural, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Protection and Detection.
International Design Codes and Standards
- International Building code (IBC)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
- Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor’s National Association (SMACNA)
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
- Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC)
- International Plumbing Code (IPC)
- International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
- National Electric Code (NEC) NFPA 70
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
The Softwares We Use For Design
ZWCAD Standard and Professional latest version
E20 Heat Load Calculation Software (Carrier)
Excel Format Calculation Tools (HVAC, Electrical short circuit analysis and voltage drops, Fire Suppression System analysis and Plumbing)
Dialux (Lighting tools)