As a leading specialist in architectural glazing, at OAG we support our clients throughout each project. From the earliest stages of design, through installation, and on to aftercare, we strive to deliver the best project management service in the industry. With all our experience, we know how to manage the risks and achieve beautifully finished glass structures.
Accurate cost plan advice at early stages is vital with respect to managing client’s expectations with a project’s commercial viability in order to proceed with design, procurement and construction.
OAG’s team of business development managers and estimators engage with cost plan consultants and client teams, providing budget quotes for bespoke applications, very often based on similar formats used on completed projects.
The estimating process can be especially demanding with complex bespoke design projects and limited return timescales.
We communicate effectively during this process with our client’s commercial teams to ensure we understand and match their needs and also with our supply chain to resource specification compliancy and establish competitive market supply rates.
We provide compliant and structured tender bids by pricing design solutions with practical methodology, realistic detailed programmes and where possible, alternative specification value engineering proposals for a competitive edge.
Our business development managers take an active role in managing the bid process and engage with our client’s preconstruction teams to ensure the project enquiry is the right fit for our business model and to also provide a single point of contact.
With essential experience of working on complex and demanding projects our key strength lies at the heart of our design and engineering capabilities.
By actively encouraging early stage involvement with architects and consultants we create solutions that are buildable, commercially viable and maintain the architectural intent.
We understand that effective design management is critical to the success of complex construction projects. With the complexity of modern day materials, systems and solutions require more defined specialist knowledge, leading to the increasing importance of design input from trade-contractors.
By working with in-house structural engineers and using the latest technology including 3D rendering and BIM modelling, our design team is able to manage projects from initial concept and design through to installation.
Our success is achieved through a collaborative approach to logistics planning, risk analysis and procurement.
We build our project schemes with a logical examination of what is required to get the desired outcome, on time and on budget.
Our project managers tackle this aspect of each project as early as possible in order to reduce risk and ensure we have the materials, staff and equipment on site when required.
We effectively communicate up and down stream during this vital phase to make sure everyone is in agreement and adheres with the project plan.
Our project managers possess a complete understanding of the construction process and our goal is to complete our work on time, to the highest quality and within budget.
This is achieved through:
• effective project scheduling and establishing a project plan to determine the correct sequence of works
• monitoring progress in order to affect the timely completion of the project
• managing change events, such as design variations should they occur
Our project managers are accountable for the timing and duration of their planned activities and through regular team meetings on site keep all parties informed of the status of others’ activities that may precede or follow their work.
By adhering to these best practices we ensure a successful relationship between the contractor and subcontractors and thus, a successful completed project.
Each step requires dedication and commitment from each team member, and each step in the process is essential to a successful project outcome.
OAG has placed HSQE at the forefront of its business since its conception and our approach to these subjects starts with its documented policies.
Expertise is obtained through a full time HSQE Manager and external consultations where required.
Industry accreditation includes:
• Building Confidence Achilles & CHAS
We make it our business to understand and manage the consequences of our work on the environment and we endeavour to innovate and develop sustainable ways to carry out our operations.
• Comprehensive supplier sustainability register.
• Good experience of BREEAM, LEED, SKA, FSC and PEFC projects
• Established & Accredited EMS with BM Trada
• Mechanisms in place to measure embodied carbon of materials
During the practical completion stages our project team undertake final quality checks prior to sign off and handover.
O&M Manuals are generated to provide the correct level of technical and product care information for use by future tenants and FM teams.
Our aftersales care team is available to receive enquiries for any maintenance or modifications following the completion of our works (please see information regarding our Select Works Projects team).
We work in partnership with all of our clients from the earliest stages of design to the building’s inauguration and beyond.