at DH study the architectural plans of the site and conceptualize the diverse
themes and schemes that can transform the site as per the needs, wants and desires
of the clients, documented and derived from the minutes of the preliminary meetings
are then visualized through rendered graphics and the same is presented to the
clients with rough estimates of costs.
interactions during presentation phase usually warrant changes and refinements
to the concepts.
is looped until it zeros on the final concept.
finalized concept is translated into graphics for visualization by designers,
clients and subsequently appointed contractors responsible for implementation.
graphics of the conceptual design is also vital for material selection.
next step is to create working drawings with exact measurements and parameters
for guiding the work force in proper implementation.
in the building industry have presented the users with a wide array of options
under diverse budgetary benchmarks. DH has an extensive databank of materials
and their suppliers complete with specifications which is constantly updated.
In close coordination with clients and vendors, material requirements are tabulated
in terms of quantity, texture, colour, technical specifications, suppliers, price
and delivery lead times. The tabulated information is applied in material requirement
cost sheets are prepared from the information tabulated in previous exercise and
matched with the budgetary constraints given by the clients.
there are cost overruns then a special exercise is undertaken in re-negotiating
deals, using cost effective substitutes etc., to fit the requirements within budget
without compromising on scheduled material. In inevitable cases, the material
requirements are modified to fit the budgetary constraints.
Evaluation and Review Technique PERT is used in sequencing the tasks and events
that are essential in executing the design project. Critical Path derived through
PERT will depict the time-line of the project. The events and schedules enable
DH in determining the supervision criteria and critical management parameters
the years DH has developed relations with quality contractors that specialize
in implementation of designs. Working with such contractors over a period of time
has resulted in improved levels of understanding in working styles and quality
the use of their approved contractors to clients. However, clients have the option
of using their own contractors and DH provides comprehensive guidance and supervision.
requirement schedules prepared and refined earlier are now handed over to clients
to enable them to place orders and assure availability of material to contractors.
DH recommends vendors but does not involves itself in placement of orders and
To ensure that right quality
and quantity of material is purchased, DH a material inspection programme to ensure
only quality material is procured and used in the project.