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Front End Engineering Design

Our speciality at Spencer Group is an unrivalled ability to take a project from start to finish, and carry out all aspects of the work ourselves. A big part of what makes our approach work for our clients is our commitment to Front End Engineering Design (FEED), which enables us to ensure that every aspect of the project is optimised to your requirements and our vision, before the project even begins.

We are experts in delivering several different aspects of extremely complex projects; we understand how the pieces of the puzzle fit together, and we have decades of practice in making sure that we get the most out of every part of the work – from the specification and design phase all the way to handover and beyond. This process has to start well before ground is broken on a project, and that’s where FEED allows us to avoid significant changes in the execution phase.

Because we’ll be working with you all the way through the project, we’ll make sure that those initial specifications set out in the scope of works are cost effective, safe and buildable. We’ll engage in collaborative work with all of the stakeholders on the project to make sure we’re on the same page, that resources are allocated intelligently, and that our goals are understood by all. Finally, we’ll review and maintain this structure throughout the project, to ensure the minimum of change and risk for all parties.

Where some projects suffer from a lack of joined up thinking, we are able to eliminate all of the disorganisation inherent in adversarial systems where projects are designed by one party, with no input from the other party who has to build it. This results in much greater efficiency, with some of the most important decisions and considerations on a project already in place before it begins, so no nasty surprises crop up later.

Our commitment to FEED also allows us to deliver potentially huge savings in value engineering by meticulously optimising every element of the design – from big decisions on method, all the way down to the choice of materials and decisions on logistics. By getting involved as early as possible, we can ensure that these decisions are maintained throughout the project, and form a coherent part of the work all the way through to the building work and completion.

But it’s not all about cutting back – we’ll also be able to add value during the FEED process. By acting as the coordinator in the process and utilising our own array of experts, we are able to bring together all the information we need on the project to adopt a ‘right first time’ approach – ensuring the best decisions are made ahead of time, and minimising waste and delays.