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Our projects

Our Projects

Combined, we have over 50 years experience, gained on a variety of projects throughout the world. But no two engineering projects are alike.

Sometimes we manage a project from the very start and continue to be involved until the end reports. Other times we are brought in to provide specialist services in specific areas. Each brings different challenges. Each has different outcomes.

We would like to share just a few of these projects here.

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Our Projects

Capita Symonds - Humber Crossing Consultancy (1260) Design Process Management

Capita Symonds, National Grid

Northern England
1 Aug 2013 - 31 Oct 2013

QEM Solutions were brought on board by Capita Symonds, to assist with the development and implementation of a Design & Document Management process on the Feeder 9- Humber Crossing Design Project, in accordance with NG Ukcon BP135G and NG Ukcon BP007G.

After identifying the project deliverables and documents we proceeded to develope the processes, working with Capita to ensure that they wer implemented in preparation of project initiation.
Responsibilities included:

  • Identification of existing project controls
  • Identifying gaps in project controls
  • Implementing new controls alongside existing including:
  • Establishing the Design Management Controls
  • Establishing Design Review Controls
  • Establishing Design Validation Controls
  • Establishing Risk Mitigation During Design Controls
  • Development of process to ensure BP007 Handover documentation is established
  • Establishment of record validation processes to assist G17 and RE18 acceptance
  • Review and correlation of existing Document control to ensure
  • Recording of transfer of information
  • Recording of Correspondence
  • Identification of latest documents
  • Managing the document review process
  • Collation and issue of material certification from procurement department
  • Management of transmittals
  • Staging of Record management in line with RE18 and G17 milestone dates

The implications of not maintaining an effective Design and Document management system can include:

  • H&S risks during construction due to miss communication of required mitigations
  • Engineering and design errors due to the wrong design documents being followed
  • Failure to meet the CDM 2007 Regulations
  • Integrity issues due mis communication of specification requirements
  • QA/QC omissions due to records not being maintained and filed justifying that the construction methodology meets the design and specification requirements
  • Contractual disputes due to minimal paper trails
  • Financial claims due to the client, designer or contractor not being able to validate the transfer of information

 Services Breakdown

  Business Process Management
  Design Process Management
  Project Start Up Consultancy
  Technical Writing