Optimising design to minimise cost
Our client came to us to test our engineering capability on a small number of commissioning-based changes required to its existing Saltwater Disposal (SWD) unit design.
During these modifications we identified inconsistencies in the base design package and opportunities to optimise the design to reduce materials and construction costs.
We kicked off the project in June 2019, focusing on optimising the design, working extensively with a 3D model initially, to obtain stakeholder input and buy-in to the changes we were proposing.
Value engineering delivers results
We embedded best practice from previous sites and incorporated any changes suggested by our client’s construction and technical teams. We then fully re-worked the mechanical and electrical & instrumentation engineering packages. Through this activity we:
- Significantly improved the quality and accuracy of the 3D design model
- Simplified the layout and applied standard, fit-for-purpose isolation philosophies
- Ensured consistency across the deliverables from P&IDs and 3D design model through to construction drawings (isometrics, foundation drawings, plot plans, termination drawings, etc) and bill of materials / material take-offs
- Provided 35 additional deliverables to support procurement, efficient construction, and maintenance on site
- Solution developed with ‘standardised design’ in mind