What we do

Consultancy Services

We specialise in supporting all stakeholders in the construction process, providing impartial advice outside of the day to day activities of project work to construction clients, contractors and legal practices across the United Kingdom.

    • Construction Adviser

      Through our in-depth knowledge, experience and expertise we understand every construction project is different and brings its own challenges.  We offer technical advice in relation to all aspects of construction activities, allowing us to effectively support your organisation and ensuring we help deliver the right solution for you.

    • Critical Friend

      We act in a trusted and impartial manner, by examining all aspect of your project through another lens.  By taking the time to fully understand your broader objectives and goals, asking probing questions to ensure we advocate success in your outcomes.

    • Building Asset Assessment

      We have the professional expertise to review, understand and analyse your business' assets to ensure we are developing long term, strategic solutions that are in-line and enhance your growth aspiration plans in the most cost-effective manner, future-proofing your operations.

       

    • Masterplanning

      In some instances, merely expanding your operations will not support your future or potential broader growth aspirations.  However, by working closely and taking the time to truly understand your business, Vitruvius can look at Masterplanning your building assets across the scope of your site, to ensure you are maximising all opportunities. This will align your built environment to your business plan to enhance and future-proof your entire operations.  Enabling maximum flexibility, to allow you to adapt and change with market conditions, with the goal to increase growth prosperity and drive profitability.

    • Initial CDM Advisor

      Vitruvius is fully able to advise on CDM regulation at any point throughout a project.  Whilst the client has the overall responsibility for their project, we have the skills, knowledge a, experience, and training to understand the principal design/contractor roles and duties, or to advise on health and safety requirements and best practice.

    • Other Professional Services
      • Commercial Accounting
      • Expert Witness
      • Fund Monitoring
      • Dispute Management
      • Claim Preparation
      • Extension of Time & Loss and Expense
      • Dispute Resolution
      • Project Evaluation
      • Funding Advice
      • Project Audits
      • Capital Allowance Reporting
      • Mediation

We are passionate about providing successful solutions for our clients and by utilising best industry practice and combining technical ability with financial acumen we drive commercial efficiency through all our projects. Constant communication, guidance and efficient management of all financial aspects of a project provide surety of delivery to ensure maximum profit with minimum capital expenditure.

 

We can help at any stage

We can help at any stage
  • Strategic Definition
    Strategic Definition
    Stage 0:

    Strategic Definition

    Vitruvius will work with you to identify your business objectives, create a strategic brief and other core project requirements.

    We start putting together initial considerations for a tailored project team, establish a project programme, discuss planning pre-application and draw up sub-contractor contracts.

    Project status: Strategic Definition

  • Preparation & Briefing
    Preparation & Briefing
    Stage 1:

    Preparation & Briefing

    Vitruvius supports you with developing project objectives, including quality objectives and project outcomes, sustainability aspirations, project budget and develop an initial project brief. We can also undertake feasibility studies and review all site information.

    At this stage we would also prepare a project roles table and contractual tree and continue assembling the project team and Architect. We would also start to look at handover strategy and risk assessments.

    Project status: Preparation & Briefing

  • Concept Design
    Concept Design
    Stage 2:

    Concept Design

    Vitruvius manages and co-ordinates concept designs including outline proposals for structural design and building services systems. We outline specifications and draft preliminary cost information along with relevant project strategies in accordance with the design programme, agree alterations to brief and issue final project brief.

    At this point we also prepare sustainability, maintenance, operational and health & safety strategies and review the handover strategy and risk assessments. Planning applications are usually made at this point.

    Project status: Concept Design

  • Spatial Coordination
    Spatial Coordination
    Stage 3:

    Spatial Coordination

    Working with the architectural and engineering teams, we manage the development of the design and coordinate and update proposals for structural design, building services systems, outline specifications, cost information and project strategies in accordance with the design programme. Ensuring everything is scheduled on time and to plan.

    Project status: Spatial Coordination

  • Technical Design
    Technical Design
    Stage 4:

    Technical Design

    We ensure the technical design sits in accordance with the design responsibility matrix and project strategies and includes all architectural, structural and building services information, specialist subcontractor design and specifications, in accordance with Design Programme.

    We lead in the preparation and submission of building regulations and any other third party submissions, whilst reviewing and updating the project execution plan, construction strategy and updating the health & safety strategy.

    Project status: Technical Design

  • Construction
    Construction
    Stage 5:

    Construction

    We co-ordinate and oversee any offsite manufacturing and onsite construction in accordance with the construction programme and assist with the resolution of any design queries that might arise on site.

    We prepare and administer the building contract, undertake regular site inspections and constantly review progress and costs.

    At this stage we would review and update the sustainability strategy and the handover strategy, including agreement of information required for commissioning, training, handover, asset management, future monitoring and maintenance and ongoing compilation of ‘As-constructed’ information.

    We would also update construction and health and safety strategies.

    Project status: Construction

  • Handover
    Handover
    Stage 6:

    Handover

    We initiate the handover of building and conclusion and administration of the building contracts. Carry out activities listed in Handover Strategy including feedback for use during the future life of the building or on future projects. Update project information as required.

    Project status: Handover

  • Use
    Use
    Stage 7:

    Use

    Activities listed in the handover strategy are concluded, including post-occupancy evaluation, review of project performance, project outcomes and any research and development aspects.

    We update project information, as required, in response to ongoing client feedback until the end of the building’s life.

    Project status: Use

Consultancy Services

Our wide-ranging experience in providing expert testimony has often led to early settlement and allows us to deal with disputes in a pragmatic and commercially sensitive manner.

We've engaged Vitruvius for 10 years now, adding real value to our client's dealings. It's rare to find a team with the breadth and depth of experience found at Vitruvius. We need straight-talking, commercial partners who can adapt to any circumstance and not be scared of offering an honest view from a fresh standpoint.

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