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PRE-CONSTRUCTION

The pre-construction services we offer are central to our commitment to providing the best possible solutions to our clients. We believe early contractor involvement is key to developing a robust scope and design, based on comprehensive and reliable site information. HB Projects take an integrated approach to pre-construction, with the construction teams involved at all stages of the process. This helps ensure a smooth transition from the pre-construction to construction phases.

Some of the services we offer are:

  • In-house architectural services
  • BIM service (using REVIT)
  • Planning service
  • Building Regulation Service
  • 3D concept plans
  • Measured building surveys
  • Site surveys
  • As built information
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"Value engineering is central to our design ethos. As a company, we have an instilled culture of innovation, improvement and 'out of the box' thinking.
At every stage of a project, from pre-construction through to the end of the construction phase, we will look at all areas to see if improvements can be made, including: scope optimisation, specification, engineering design and buildability."

Darren Hamer, Pre-Construction Director


Darren Hamer
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PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

For construction sites where it is anticipated that there will be more than one contractor, Clients have a responsibility to appoint a Principal Designer and a Principal Contractor. The Principal Designer’s role is to plan, manage and monitor the co-ordination of health and safety in the pre-construction design phase of a project and involved with design decisions/changes throughout construction. Principal Designers have an important role in influencing how health and safety risks are managed throughout a project. Design decisions made during the pre-construction phase have a significant impact on the safe delivery of each project

HB Projects offer a full Principal Designer service. This includes:

  • Fully coordinated services in line with the CDM 2015 regulations;
  • A suitably qualified and experienced in-house Design and Health & Safety Team
  • Planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating health and safety in the pre-construction phase;
  • Helping and advising the client in bringing together pre-construction information, and providing the information designers and contractors need to carry out their duties;
  • Working with other designers on the project to eliminate foreseeable health and safety risks to anyone affected by the work and, where that is not possible, taking steps to reduce or control those risks;
  • Ensuring that everyone involved in the pre-construction phase communicates and cooperates, coordinating their work wherever required;
  • Setting up a professional tracking process;
  • Contract administration.
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PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

As a Principal Contractor, during the construction phase, we have an important role with managing health and safety risks. As a business, we have the organisational capability to undertake this role.

As Principal Contractor we:

  • Plan, manage, monitor and co-ordinate the entire construction phase;
  • Take account of the health and safety risks to all affected by the work (including members of the public) and implement suitable control measures;  
  • Liaise with the Client and Principal Designer for the duration of the project to ensure that all risks are effectively managed;
  • Before the construction phase begins, prepare a written construction phase plan (CPP), develop and regularly review and revise the (CPP) during the construction phase to ensure it remains fit for purpose;
  • Have ongoing arrangements in place for managing health and safety throughout the construction phase;
  • Ensure suitable welfare facilities are provided and maintained throughout the construction phase;
  • Check that all contractors and consultants which we appoint have the skills, knowledge, experience and where relevant, the organisational capability to carry out their work safely and without risk to health;
  • Consult and engage with site workers about their health, safety and welfare.
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LIVE ENVIRONMENTS

A high proportion of our projects involve working within live and sensitive environments. We are well-practiced in maintaining ‘business as usual’ during programmes for major works, upgrades and refurbishments.

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