RKLA-0098

WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN

What We Do 2019-04-08T15:42:12+00:00

Urban Solutions offers a refreshing, responsive and compelling approach by assembling complete project teams to investigate, design, consult, consent and manage the construction of transformative infrastructure projects.  We are adept and embrace working closely with local government, communities and mana whenua.  We actively promote disruptive collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams to get the best results for our projects.  Our expertise ranges from public open spaces to coastal and active transport projects.

Areas of Expertise

Coastal

  • Seawalls & Revetments
  • Wharves, Jetties & Pontoons
  • Breakwaters
  • Beach Replenishment
  • Boat Ramps
  • Marine Facilities
  • Drystacks
  • Sea Level Rise Adaptation
  • Naturalistic Headlands and Groynes
  • Dune Restoration
  • Slipways
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Public Open Spaces

  • Carparks
  • Streetscapes
  • Playgrounds
  • Soft Landscaping
  • Courts & Hard Surfaces
  • Lighting
  • Street Furniture
  • Art Installation
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Park Assets
  • Sports Fields & Turfs
  • Changing Rooms & Toilets
  • Building Renewals
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Active Transport

  • Shared Paths
  • Footpaths
  • Bush Tracks
  • Cycleways
  • Boardwalks
  • Stairs
  • Pedestrian Bridges
  • Retaining Walls
  • Amenity Lighting
  • Kauri Dieback Mitigation
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Project Management

  • Client Side Project Management
  • Programme and Portfolio Management
  • Business Cases and Project Strategy
  • Project Planning and Reporting
  • Procurement Strategy, Tendering and Contract Management
  • Risk and Issue Management
  • Cost Management and Quantity Surveying
  • Stakeholder and Iwi Engagement
  • Professional Services Contract Management
  • NZS3910 Contract Management and Engineer to Contract
  • Project Closeout and Operational handover

Network Utilities

  • Public Stormwater
  • Drainage
  • Wetlands & Ponds
  • Flood Protection Schemes
  • Underground Services

Our Process

Kick Off

  • Meet and Agree on Brief
  • Offer of Service*
  • Sign Agreement
  • Kick Off Project
  • Project Plan

Investigation Phase

  • Background Desktop Study
  • Topographical Survey
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Preliminary Specialist Investigations
  • Planning Assessment
  • GIS and Property Assessment
  • Asset Condition Assessments

Consultation and engagement

  • Engagement Strategy
  • Iwi Engagement
  • Public Consultation

Concept Design

  • Business Case
  • Feasibility Study
  • Concept Design
  • Preliminary Cost Estimate
  • 3D model and visualizations
  • Client review and confirmation to proceed with preferred option

Developed Design

  • Consents Identification
  • Developed Design Drawings
  • Engineering Calculations
  • Assessment of Environmental Effects

Approvals

  • Resource Consent
  • Building Consent
  • Engineering Approval
  • Services Provider Approvals
  • Landowner Approvals

Detailed Design

  • Detailed Design Drawings
  • Safety in Design
  • Engineer’s Estimate
  • Schedule of Prices
  • Specifications

Procurement

  • Prepare Contract Documents
  • Tender Evaluation
  • Tender Analysis and Recommendation

Construction Monitoring

  • Act as Engineer to Contract (NZS3910)
  • Site Meetings and Inspections
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Budget Management and Claims
  • Health and Safety Audits

Project Closeout and handover

  • Practical Completion Certificate
  • Final Completion Certificate
  • Defects Period Monitoring
  • Handover to Operations