We undertake Project Management for Clients from inception to completion and handing over of the project to their satisfaction using latest computer software. We also assist and advice contractors to prepare their planning, scheduling & monitoring of their construction Management Projects to achieve given time targets with cost savings.
Also provides services of preparation of construction claims for Projects, dispute resolution, adjudication etc. Preparation of ICTAD cost indices, estimating, Project planning using "Estimaster" a locally developed estimate package.
Ability to obtain in house expertise of Architectural and Engineering Consultancy services hence consortium consultancy services could be made to minimize time lags at one location co-ordinating several disciplines' / professions for better quality for better end product.
My Phylosophy of Architecture has the power to create beautifully effective shelter for needs hopes, dreams and memories of mankind both collectively and individually to the satisfaction of the Client.
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Chartered Architect / Project Manager B.Sc. (Built Environment); M.Sc. (ARCH); A.I.A.(SL); ARB No. CA98216; Chartered Member of Royal Institute of British Architects (London) Reg No: 06862362 PG. Dip (Construction Project Management) Member , Institute of Project Managers' Sri Lanka. Member ,Organization for Professional Association Member, Institute of Environmental Professionals.
Architect A. C. Liyanage
Architect A. Chanakya Liyanage obtained his B.Sc (B.E.) Degree in University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka in 1980 and Joined Leading Private Consultancy Firms and involved as a Project Architect and handled "Nestle" Factory at Pannala and Colombo Internation Airport Redevelopment. He Joined Mahaweli Architectural Unit of MECA in 1983 and designed new towns and buildings in Karralliyadda, Girandurukotte, Welikanda. He obtained his Masters Degree in Architecture in 1988 from University of Moratuwa.
He Joined Institute for Construction, Training & Building (ICTAD) in 1989 as an Assistant Director and served at CHPB, Training Division and Advisory Services division till 1998. He obtained his Charter in 1990 from SLIA and obtained P.G. Dip in Construction Project Management in 1989. He formed Design Consultant in 1990. Presently he is a Member of Institute of Project Managers Sri Lanka (IPMSL): Associate Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Project Managers (SLAPM); Life Member of Organisation of Professional Association (OPA); Chartered Environmentalist (IEPSL) and Immediate Past President of Lions Club of Battramulla and President Old Boys Association of St. Marys College Kegalle.
DUTIES AND SCOPE OF SERVICES OF THE PROJECT MANAGER
The appointment of a Project Manager by the Owner is to relieve him of responsibility of providing an organisation to deal with the design & construction of the Project. However, the owner will always be required to make important decisions and the Owner will necessarily retain the degree of control for him to satisfy his wishes and preferences.
The services provided by Project Manager will vary depending on the Owners requirements and according to the Project and may include, but not necessarily limited to the following duties and responsibilities which are not listed in typical project sequences.
However, the selection and timing of such services will vary and must be a function of each individual project. The Project Manager Intergrates, and coordinates the Clients input into the construction process and links the authorities interests and intentions so that the design team and contractor can work with maximum effectiveness.
The Project Management could be carried out by a team with its leader termed "Project Manager".
Project Manager's brief
Communication and Reporting
SiteGovernment and other approvals
Outline planning approval
Planning permission/building Regulations
Selection to approve a contractor
Manuals and Spares
Defects and Liability period
Hoarding and existing site conditions
Quality control and testing
Monitor budget and variation orders
Preperation of IEE, EIA and Grren Buildings
Preparation of Initial Environmental Examinations (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for any type of developments in Sri Lanka as a requirement of the Central Environment Authority (CEA). Also involve in designing of Green Buildings to obtain green building certificates as set out in the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL)
Provide site staff for inspection, prepare briefs, appoint and co-ordinate Consultants, Construction Managers, agents and Contractors, monitor time, cost and quality of agreed limits, monitor progress of the work, handover the building on completion equip, commission and set up any operational organizations, prepare a program for the maintenance of a building, arrange maintenance contracts.
Budget estimating cost Planning, advise on tendering procedures & contract arrangement. Prepare tender documents for main contract and specialized sub contracts. Tender evaluation and submit a report to Client recommending successful Tenderer. Prepare periodic assessments of anticipated final cost and reporting the Client, prepare recommendations for interim payments Value variation orders, prepare final payment. Prepare Final accounts, advise on release of retention & issue of final certificate.
Specialised Consultancy ServicesEnvironment Related Projects
Our sister company "ECO MANAGEMNT CONSULTANTS" undertakes the preparation of Environment Impact Assessment (EIA); Designing of Green Buildings, Eco Projects etc for any type of development headed by the Team Leader A C Liyanage who is a Chartered Environmentalist cum Chartered Architect (refer web link: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.Urban planning
Specialized Consultancy services consists of urban planning by the professionally qualified Urban Planners within the team of the Design Consultant. Undertakes Town Planning, preparation of Master Plans, zoning plans, preparation of architectural models of same.Project Management
Our sister company "CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS" undertakes the total Project Management using latest planning and monitoring software to complete the projects effectively and efficiently to the satisfaction of the Clients achieving the best quality, cost within the given time headed by the Team Leader A C Liyanage who is a qualified Project Management in addition to the Chartered Environmentalist cum Architect qualifications (refer web link: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.
The Architect's basic services do not include the structural Engineering, where such consultancy services are provided from within the Architect's own office or by Consultants in association with the Architect, it is recommended that consortium consultancy fees be in accordance with the scales of charges of the relevant professional body. Investigate site conditions and constraints Advise the consultant on geodetic Surveys, Geotechnical Investigations and other special tests. Complete structural drawings, prepare specifications on materials and special construction details, provide information for Bill of Quantities advise on the preparation of contract documents..
Assist the Client/Consultant on pre-qualification of contractors and tender evaluation supervision and monitor progress of work, safety measures, quality control and testing, advise the consultant on matters related to the monitoring of Budget, variation Orders, Extra works and payment certificates, defects survey upon practical completion, final inspection upon practical completion
Analyze the Client's requirement, prepare outline proposals and an approximation of the probable construction cost for the Client's primary approval, based on current area, volume or other unit cost., develop a schematic design from the outline proposal given, probable construction cost estimate, an indication of possible start and completion date. Assist the owner regarding application for preliminary planning permission to the UDA. Detail designs, construction type, quality of material co-ordinate with specialized consultants, contractors and suppliers, production information such as drawings, schedules and specifications etc.
Inception / Feasibility
Discuss the Client's requirements, visit the site and carry out initial appraisal, advice on the need of other Consultants' services, need for specialist contractors. Site staff, outline timetable and fee basis for further services for the Client's approval, carry out investigations, construction approaches and cost implications; advise on the need to obtain planning permissions and other similar statutory requirements. Co ordinate the works of Land Surveyors and Soil Investigation experts
Application of Software for Estimating, Costing and Monitoring on – "EstimasterR package" – a Software locally developed to suit Sri Lankan setup is a useful tool for Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Professionals in Building and Road Construction Industry for preparation bills of quantities, related features, building up rates, work scheduling and import facilities to MS Project for planning and scheduling, Ms Excell for estimating / tendering etc. as an efficient and effective was tested by our team.
Some of the features used are:-
- In Built Specifications for Building & Highway works.
- Add new items other than inbuilt items as per the BSR.
- Modify the norms of the BSR inbuilt to suit work studies and methodologies.
- User friendly Item numbering to suit Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
- Link BOQ items to inbuilt resources of Materials, Labour and Plant.
- Maintain separate data bases island and year wise.
- Fine tuning on selected items in the BOQ to suit.
- Easy modification of the OH/Profit factors
- Obtain list of materials, labour and plant with no additional inputs.
- Workout ICTAD indices for projects with price fluctuation formula.
- Workout cost reduction techniques
- Make output in other forms such as MS Project, Ms Excell
- Easy monitoring of projects in Pre and Post Contract.
- Link to MS Project for Planning, schedule and monitoring.
- Resources scheduling, leveling and costing.
Construction Management Consultants
No 40/5C, Perera Mawatha, Pelawatte,
Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Tel: +94 11 278 6834
Fax: +94 11 278 4111