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Loumain Design Construct Epcm

Loumain engages in both traditional (design, bid, build) as well as turnkey delivery models.

 

In the construct-only model, the project is fully documented by an external design team engaged by the client/principal. In the design & construct model (also known as "turnkey" or in some sectors as EPCM - engineering, procurement, construction, management), the principal engages us in early stages in order to deliver planning services, conceptual drawings, design and documentation, secure all required approvals, plan construction, procure resources and manage the entire process leading to final delivery.

PEPCM and closing the "responsibility gap"

Loumain consultants engaged early in the process are able to deliver a pre-project planning service. This delivery is referred to by us as PEPCM (Planning + Engineering + Procurement + Construction + Management)

This allows for securing planning and development permits from relevant statutory bodies, including local councils. The PEPCM model reduces client risk, as the principal of the project is relieved from most risks and obligations, other than acceptance of design recommendations and specifications. This model also increase collaboration and alignment of goals and values between all participating parties.

This model also reduces the "responsibility gap" - a situation in which the principal initially engages a design team and accepts the design, later engages a contractor to deliver the construction of the project and the construction contractor does not take the responsibility for the design. The turnkey model also limits or eliminates the meed for the building contractor to require variations related to the design - as there is only one point of responsibility for both design and construction.

PEPCM Stages

Turnkey delivery is especially preferred when the scope of the project is complex or unknown. In this method Loumain represents the client and delivers the following milestones:
  1. Working with the client and relevant stakeholders in establishing a baseline design brief, operational and financial requirements

  2. Liaising with the relevant statutory bodies, councils and town planners to establish a clear pathway for planning or development permit
  3. Closely collaborating with a design team (such as architectural firm or specialty design consultants) in order to deliver the full design brief, specifications, conceptual design and working drawings as well as a  detailed design, construction and materials standards guideline. By participating in this stage our estimators, structural experts and fitout team are keeping a close eye on constructability, efficiencies, cost and timeline (construction program)

  4. Procuring design requirements, including materials and services. In the PEPCM model we have the ability to engage in the process 6-8 weeks earlier than we would normally under a traditional delivery model.

  5. Delivering the full construction service which is fully managed in-house (general construction + project management). This includes all site works (including civil construction, earthworks, groundworks and drainage)

The client sometimes engages an external superintendent in order to administer the contract or utilises an internal project manager (working for the client) to provide administration and supervision.

The Value of Relationships

Over many years of trialling and successfully delivering projects based on various models, we found that a turnkey model allows for

  • Stronger aligning of values and increased collaboration between the client and us.
    The PEPCM delivery model saves our clients time and money, it does not increase our margins. In this model we spend significantly more resources in order to fully understand the functional and operational requirements and needs of our client's business. We also allow the client access to our in-house resources and knowledge in early stages of planning and designing.

  • Stronger collaboration and aligning of common delivery needs between the design consultants and us.
    We have built strong relationships for top architects, draftspersons and engineers and through the process have developed a better understanding of their design process and architectural language. In return, the design team we work with have allowed us to assist in the design phase to reach a common goal which aligns with the client's goal and needs.

  • Better quality, safety and cost control.
    By engaging our engineering and construction team in each phase of the process, we work hard to minimise potential design inefficiencies and introduce strong quality and cost efficiency methods much earlier in the project delivery process.

 

Services

Select a section below to learn more about each service offering

Early Planning
Land Surveying Consultation Loumain
 

Concept & Early Planning

Early planning support ranging from pre-development, feasibility studies to financial planning and more.
Design Management
Building Design Architecture Loumain
 

Design Management

Working with architects and designers to deliver best possible outcomes for clients.
Civil Works
Earthworks Groundworks Loumain
 

Civil Construction

Delivering a full range of civil works including earthworks, excavation, drainage and more.
 
Construction
Schools Education Construction Building Loumain
 

Construction

Acting as principal contractor or sub-contractor. Delivering a full range of building services.
Project Management
Commercial Builder Construction Management Loumain
 

Project Management

Utilising extensive building project management experience. Acting as Owner's Representative or as a Consultant.
Design & Construct
Design Construct Turnkey Builder
 

EPCM

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Sectors

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Healthcare
Commercial Builder Hospitals Loumain
 

Healthcare Sector Construction Services

More than 10 years of healthcare specific experience.
Labs & R&D
Commercial Fitout Contractor Loumain
 

Labs & Research Facilities

We work with architects and designers to deliver your project.
Education
Design Construct Turnkey Builder
 

Learning Centres & Schools

Serving childcare, higher education, learning and tranining facilities sector.
 
Community & Public
Building Fitout Commercial Loumain
 

Community Buildings

We act as principal concrator or sub-contractor serving the government and public spaces sector.
Commercial & Retail
Steel Construction Loumain Australia
 

Retail & Commercial

LOUMAIN team have extensive building and fitout experience in the commercial and retail space.
Warehousing & Logistics
Steel Worker Loumain Australia
 

EPCM

We specialise in factory, warehousing and logistics design & development.
 

About Loumain

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Our Profile
Commercial Builder Melbourne Victoria Loumain
 

Company Profile

Our construction expertise and capabilities.
Our Fleet
Earthworks Groundworks Loumain
 

Plant & Equipment

About our in-house fleet of plant and equipment.
Project Examples
Commercial Builder Melbourne Loumain
 

Projects

Past and present projects. Relevant case studies.
 
Our History
Precast Tiltup Panels Loumain
 

Our History

Read about our expansion and milestones.
Our People
Loumain Team Trades Carpenters
 

Key People

About our industry experts and experienced managers and tradespeople.
Our Culture
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Our Culture

Our vision, mission and core policies.
 

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Satisfied Clients

120+
Completed Projects

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Beating Industry Indexes

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