Upstream Advices

The road from the idea to the realization is too long. In the beginning of the potential idea, there are elements to evaluate and to integrate to appreciate the viability and to anticipate the potential result. This matching and coordination effort between financial, technical, market and operational elements, allow the investor/developer to appreciate better the project and take an initial Go/No go decision, to invest further in the project.

Main Advices at this level are:

  • Technical due diligence
  • Utilities
  • Acessibility
  • Site organization
  • Legal & operational approach
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Potential developments
  • Competition
  • Cost & benefit preliminary evaluation
  • Risk evaluation
  • Development strategy

 

 

 

Feasibility Studies

Galaxy group coordinate a market research and provides a global approach for the project, a general program, a cost plan evaluation, a general schedule and a cash flow or P&L financial projections. The target is to compile all technical and financial elements, to appreciate risk and set up the road map of the project realization. Usually Project initiation and Feasibility studies are seen as one step and this allows to base the feasibility study in more accurate elements.

 

Main items included in the feasibility studies are:

 

  • Client Vision and Target
  • Land/Site evaluation and general information
  • Site visit
  • Coordination of Market research
  • Land Potential evaluation according Urban code
  • Project typology
  • Project program
  • Cost evaluation
  • Project exit conditions/Commercialization
  • Operation, Assets management approach
  • Preliminary P&L financial projections
  • Conclusions & Recommendations
  • Realization Road map & Schedule.

 

 

Project Initiation

 

Following the feasibility study, Galaxy Groupm coordinate a preliminary design of the project, and evaluate technical aspects as utilities, accesibility, construction difficulties, market approach and finalize a compilation with a design, a program (accommodation schedule), a construction master schedule and a  cost evaluation.

 

Main items included in the project initiation are:

 

  • Utilities location and connection points
  • Project program
  • Land Survey
  • Preliminary soil investigation
  • Project conceptual design
  • Accessibility
  • Cost evaluation
  • Project exit conditions/Commercialization
  • Operation, Assets management approach

 

 

 

Project developmenT

 

Galaxy Group  manage the procurement and coordination of all consultants on behalf of the Client. Coordinate and drive the design development through phases (Concept, Schematic, Detailed), with value engineering workshops and submissions, to control and boost project and consultant performances and obtain the best quality/price for a realization according to the Client’s vision. This phase, called also “Pre-Contract phase”, ends with the Award and contract signature with the contractor.

 

Main items included in the project development are:

 

  • Consultant’s selection and procurement
  • Vision and target of the project
  • Consultant’s Scope of work
  • Award and Contract arrangements
  • Project program
  • Kick off meeting
  • Communication management
  • Master schedule
  • Soil investigation
  • Concept Design Coordination
  • Schematic Design Coordination
  • Detailed Design Coordination
  • Workshops
  • Design review (at each stage)
  • Value engineering (at each stage)
  • Cost evaluation (at each stage)
  • Accessibility, parking and traffic
  • Environmental & sustainability
  • P&L, Cash flow and Business plan Update
  • Recommendations
  • Realization Road map
  • Tender documents for construction
  • Tender out & tender administration
  • Negotiations & Award

 

 

Project management

 

Project management services are meant to allow delivery of the project on time, within budgeted cost, and in accordance with the quality requirements. Project management tools are implemented and are part of the project development.

 

The scope includes mainly:

 

  • Project organization
  • Technical assistance and advising throughout the project lifecycle
  • Tendering and selection of consultants, suppliers and contractors
  • Negotiation and contract finalization
  • Design management and coordination
  • Design review, value engineering monitoring
  • Programme planning and progress control throughout the project design and construction phases
  • Cost estimation and cost management throughout the project design and construction phases
  • Contract management
  • Variations and claims management
  • Follow up of construction, ensuring that architects, consultants and contractors do provide due quality control
  • QHSE Management
  • Monthly progress report
  • Checking and approval of contractors payment statements
  • Monitoring of final inspections, test and authorities approvals (Fire safety, etc.)
  • Snagging, collection of as-built documentation, final accounts
  • Project close out and site sign off by all concerned
  • Technical staff training management
  • Reporting and recommendations

 

 

 

construction management

 

Construction management services are required when construction is organized with separate trade contractors. In this case, the construction manager:

 

  • Tender, select and contracts out the different trade packages on behalf of the Client to separate contractors
  • Does the detailed planning of the construction work, in total and by trade package, and controls the progress of all trade works
  • Organizes the job site
  • Co-ordinates trade contractors, and manages common means of the job sites
  • Supervises and controls works of every trade package
  • Checks and approves invoices and payment statements of all trade contractors, submit one recapitulative payment application to the Client
  • Manages commissioning tests and final inspections, in co-ordination with the contractors, architects and consultants
  • Manages and controls snagging by the different trade contractors
  • Gets from trade contractors concerned all as-built documents, operation and maintenance manuals
  • Prepares final accounts and all necessary documents for project close out and manages site sign off
  • Reports and recommends to the Client

 

 

 

tests, commissioning & handover

 

Galaxy Group propose as stand alone service the Test, commissioning, snagging and handover of the project. As independent Consultant, Galaxy can in full impartial way, follow up tests and commission the project on behalf of the Client preserving the best his interests. Allowing the Client having the best appreciation on the project quality, make easier the handover and start of the operation and also the financial final settlement.

 

Main services provided are:

 

  • Test follow up
  • Inspection and defects list
  • Composite cure coordination (on spot repairs)
  • Schedule of “make good”
  • Classification and operation permits from Authorities
  • Defects financial and operation impact evaluation
  • Technical handover to the operation and maintenance team
  • Final handover recommendations to the client

 

 

 

fit-out, FF&E and SIGNAGE

 

Galaxy Group  having experience in the hospitality sector, provides all the services for a successful logistics, installation coordination and handover of all Fit-out, FF&E (Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment) and Signage.

 

Main services provided are:

 

  • Specification review
  • Tender or direct contact for pricing
  • Offers evaluation and final selection
  • Logistics
  • Schedule
  • Procurement coordination
  • Delivery follow up
  • Installation coordination
  • Test and commissioning
  • Handover

 

 

 

 

start of the operation

 

Galaxy Group can also provide services in the start of the operation. This includes the organization and training of the Maintenance team and in general the asset management and the assistance to operate correctly especially in-complicated buildings, if the operator have not been sufficient involved during the test and commissioning period.

 

Main services provided are:

 

  • Maintenance team organization chart
  • Maintenance team training coordination
  • Administration, Workshop and Storage organization
  • IT organization and O&M software implementation
  • Preventive & Corrective Maintenance organization
  • Contact with the customers, training

 

 

business development

 

Galaxy Group by the important network and relations, receives in permanence information for potential opportunities. Also initiates feasibility studies, compiling technical, financial and operational elements.

Galaxy Group is very proud to offer Business development services to his clients and initiate important business in real estate and project development sector.

 

Major services provided are:

 

  • Business opportunity evaluation
  • Due Diligence
  • Land potential evaluation
  • Project development strategy
  • Pre-program
  • Investment cost and schedule approach
  • Pre-feasibility study
  • Preliminary P&L financial projections
  • Recommendations, Road Map, Action Plan
  • Research of partners, operators or investors