Consulting - Services - Interserve

By: Interserve  06-Dec-2011
Keywords: Project Management, Technology Services, Cost Management

Interserve's consultancy arm offers advice across a range of professional services independently of our operational units.

  • Sustainability and energy management
  • Healthcare planning
  • Technology services and data centres
  • Project management
  • Cost management
  • Programme management
  • CDM (construction design and management) co-ordination

Using our expertise and the knowledge we have gained over decades working in live environments, we can help shape client strategies and offer solutions which we know will work in practice and will achieve the best possible outcome for the investment spend.

Our construction and support services capabilities are then available to follow through and implement our advice if required.

CDM co-ordination

Active management of separate trade contracts to ensure smooth and effective delivery. Client benefits include:

  • Acceleration of the overall project programme
  • Greater flexibility in design variation
  • The ability to delay completion of design elements, such as retail fit-out or hotel fixtures and fittings, as they can be finished later without affecting the overall programme
  • Involvement of specialist trade contractors in design and construction
  • Separate contractual responsibility on each individual throughout the contract
  • Creation of a less adversarial, problem-solving project culture
  • Greater client control

Cost management

Advice which facilitates client decision making through the assessment of costs and options. Service examples:

  • Appraisal of procurement and delivery options
  • Whole life-cycle costing
  • Business-case preparation
  • Benchmarking and risk modelling
  • Change control – supporting and modelling changes in project scope
  • CDM co-ordination – identifying and eliminating significant risk from design to completion

Healthcare planning

Services and advice which enable organisations to improve their performance and efficiency in the delivery of Healthcare. Service examples:

  • Strategic and scenario-based planning
  • Business case development and writing
  • Service re-design and clinical programme planning
  • Demand forecasting and resource development
  • Space planning and efficient facility solution development
  • Specialist project and cost management

Programme management

Provides clients with systems, processes and support to achieve full visibility and reporting of progress across the entire project life cycle. Service examples:

  • Programme management of multi-project activities
  • Risk management process implementation, risk analysis and mitigation
  • Analysis and projection of project performance

Project management

A range of strategic project management services to manage and control projects at pre-construction and delivery stages. Service examples:

  • Procurement advice
  • Client representation services – e.g. defining requirements, third-party negotiations
  • Project audit and monitoring, progress reporting
  • Management of risk

Sustainability / energy management

Advice on best ways to reduce carbon footprint, realise energy cost savings and meet sustainability targets. Service examples:

  • Energy management and procurement strategies
  • Energy monitoring and advice
  • Initiatives to improve efficiency/reduce costs
  • BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) assessments and advice
  • Training and client support

Technology services/ data centres

Provision of services for operators and users of business-critical systems and facilities, ensuring continuity and operational functionality throughout.

Services include defining, developing and implementing complex new-build and refurbishment projects for organisations such as co-location hosting providers, data centre developers and hosting organisations.

Keywords: Cost Management, Healthcare Planning, Project Management, Technology Services

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