Design Process

Design Process

VDB has in place a comprehensive design process that guarantees transparency and clarity from day 1. We work to ensure that things go as planned across the life cycle of the project – from concept and design to front-end consultancy, to execution and construction. Here is our step-by-step process list across different action items.

  • The pre-construction plan

    • Understanding client requirements.
    • Due diligence studies – site suitability, legal checks, project feasibility, support infrastructure.
    • Design brief and co-ordination.
    • Feasibility, specs and project costing.
    • Design development and finalization of project cost.
    • Project contract documentation and agreements.
    • Approvals from statutory authorities.
    • Selection of appropriate contractors.
    • Construction phasing / schedules / logistics.
    • Vendor selection and administration.

  • Project execution

    • Technical follow-up group: Support to site team.
    • Contracts group: All contractual information, feedback to client.
    • Quality group: Checklists, quality-checks and implementation.
    • Prototyping: Sample building with all civil and interior work.
    • Testing: All material and finishes tested well in advance.
    • Systems: Extensive use of systems, procedures and checklists.
    • Monthly report: Project status, quality and safety, schedules, constraints and photographs.
    • Completion of construction: Testing, de-bugging and commissioning, project closure and handover.

  • Financial options

    • Cost-Plus Contract with Target Price and Shared Project Savings: A financial arrangement wherein VDB is entitled to fifty percent of the savings, should the final cost of a project be less than the estimate raised. In cases where the final cost exceeds the budget, the difference is borne by the client.
    • Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP): A financial arrangement wherein the cost difference is borne by VDB, should the final cost of the project be more than the estimate raised.

  • Exclusive VDB Advantages

    • Experienced professionals with strong design and project capabilities
    • Familiarity with currently building technologies.
    • Ability to provide global quality in the local environment.
    • Compliance with international codes and safety requirements.
    • Ability to handle communication over various time zones.
    • Comprehensive cost database.
    • Knowledge of bylaws and statutory regulations.
    • Ability to secure all statutory approvals rapidly.
    • Good understanding of Import laws and duty benefits.