It is the design procedure aimed at pursuing a high sustainability level and an accurate cost control. It requires a mix of skills about different levels of detail to reach the optimization of technical solutions. The synergy between all the stakeholders involved from the beginning allows to keep the maximum control on the order thanks to feedbacks and to a constant data analysis. It is a flexible and iterative process in which a complete sharing of the final goals is essential.
It is the group of activities aimed at the achievement of the goals related to a project through the direct participation to its constituent activities, but mainly through the control of various components and involved actors with the target of minimizing the probability of failure. A project manager in the construction field, besides having specific skills related to his working area, has to play a complex and diversified role in handling the lifecycle of a project from the starting phase until the participation to the tendering procedure, the construction and delivery of the structure to the client, the definition and control of all operative, technical, economical and legal aspects in order to guarantee the contract agreement in relation to its time, cost and quality components.
It is the group of operations interesting public or private buildings, industrial facilities and activities that allows to minimize the energy consumption, optimizing the ratio between energy demand and emission level. In other terms, it is the group of activities that allows to get the best from energy sources. The Italian legislation provides for an economical advantage and tax relief for this type of interventions which are set as goals from the European codes.
It is the activity with the aim of taking over a plot and/or a building, performed with precision measurement tools (topographical or direct ones). The activity is completed with a graphic reconstruction of the measured object, representing it through layouts, sections, elevations and, where appropriate, with 3d models.
It is the series of drawings determining the profiles and the main and most significant features of the project. It allows to assess the feasibility of the intervention as well as to provide the client with different design layouts.
It is the graphical 3D representation of internal and external project environments, aimed at providing an immediate understanding of spaces from the client.
It is the document drafted for the definition of the budget related to the construction phase. It contains all main works set out in the final project and in preliminary studies. It is completed with an overall economic evaluation about the intervention, i.e. a general economic situation summarizing all the main categories of expenditure items (construction works, building services works, business expenses, etc.).
It is the series of drawings (architectural, structural and plant engineering) developed on the basis of the preliminary design that contain all elements required for the release of construction permissions. The final design is completed in a further step, before the beginning of the construction phase, with the “executive design” and the “construction design”.
It is the administrative act (of different types governed by law) needed to obtain the construction permissions released by the Public Administration. It is composed of modules, technical drawings, technical reports and other documents. Among the different types of administrative title, we can recall the following ones, depending on the type of intervention (construction, renovation, ordinary maintenance, etc.):
It is the Document, to be attached to the contract, reporting all the works defined in the final project and the relative prices agreed with the contractor.
These are defined as the contracts between the client and the contractor/s with the relative tender dossier attached. This last one is the document which defines, together with the computation of quantity, the list of unitary prices and the final/executive design, all the technical specifications of the works to be executed as an effect of the contract itself.
It is the series of drawings summarizing the engineering of all interventions described in the previous design phases (preliminary and final) and representing the building in all its features, i.e. materials and construction details.
It is the final design stage in which some or all parts of the building are described in all its features (geometry, materials, performances). The technical drawings produced in this phase, such as the “abacus of windows and doors”, the “abacus of marbles”, etc. are strictly required for the construction and supply activities.
Drafting of the technical report in accordance with article 28 of the “Law 9 January 1991, n. 10” as provided by “Deliberazione della Giunta Regionale della Lombardia of 22 December 2008 n. VIII/8745 – Determinazioni in merito alle disposizioni per l’efficienza energetica in edilizia e per la certificazione energetica degli edifici” as subsequently amended and supplemented.
Preliminary design of water and sanitation systems, gas and heating systems.
Drafting of the preliminary computation of quantities required by the contractors for the financial offer.
Targeted consulting in the field of acoustic through the drafting of the Evaluation Report about passive acoustic requirements (according to DPCM 5.12.1997) and/or other technical reports about the Prediction of the acoustic environment developed by means of soundmetric surveys over the territory, with reference to what established in the “D.M. Ambiente 16 marzo 1998” as well as to good practice criteria denoted by the codes UNI 10855 of 31/12/1999 (Misura e valutazione del contributo acustico di single sorgenti) and UNI 9884 of 31/07/1997 (Caratterizzazione acustica del territorio mediante la descrizione del rumore ambientale). These design activities allow the optimization of construction stratigraphies and in site performances of building components in accordance with the legislation in force.
It is the series of activities performed by a qualified technician and defined by law, aimed at guaranteeing and safeguarding the health and safety in working sites.
It is the group of activities aimed at monitoring and supervising the correct development of a construction site or a structure.
The main tasks of the construction manager are the following ones:
It is the series of activities aimed at the drafting of all documents required for the updating procedure of the building or land registry database, such as “DOCFA”, ”PREGEO” paperworks, etc.
Drafting of the Energy Performance Certificate (in compliance with DGR n.VII/5018, D.Lgs. 192/2005 as subsequently amended and supplemented) which identifies the annual energy consumption of a building or a part of it. This document is required in all sales or location contracts as well as for the release of the “Certificate of Occupancy” at the end of the construction phase.
It is the certified notification aimed at obtaining the certificate that states the fulfillment of safety, hygiene, health conditions as well as energy saving and compliance of building services, evaluated according to the current legislation. This certificate has to be released for new buildings, for complete or partial reconstructions, addition of a new storey, renovations or any intervention which may affect the safety, hygiene, health and energy saving of buildings and technical systems.
It is the administrative act, of different typologies regulated by law, needed to obtain the Amnesty licences to be presented to the Public Administration and to the Institutions in case construction works in contrast with the original building titles (or in their absence) have been realized or detected. It is composed of modules, technical drawings, technical reports and other documents. Among the different types of administrative title, we can recall the following ones, as a function of the type of unauthorized work and discrepancy detected:
They are defined as the administrative acts, of different typologies regulated by law, needed to obtain the permissions to be presented to the Public Administration and to the Institutions. It is composed of modules, technical drawings, technical reports, photographical montages and other documents. Among the different types of administrative titles, we can recall the following ones, as a function of the type of intervention:
It is the group of activities aimed at verifying that the property subject to sale is compliant to all regulations in the field of urban planning, construction and building registry. More specifically, the consulting is carried out through in-site surveys and inspections, control of all documents related to the above-mentioned areas and estimating the appropriate market value of the property.