What we do
Our design and build services work together to manage, coordinate and direct our design and construction teams throughout the lifecycle of the project, and have developed our own in-house CDM process to ensure that the high standard is met.
Within our design consultancy, our team of CDM Advisors have the skills, knowledge and experience to identify and record risks and undertake the role of Principal Designer on large complex projects.
Principal Designer Services Include:
- Assisting in the development of the initial brief
- Planning, managing and monitoring the pre-construction phase
- Assist the client in obtaining the pre-construction information
- Provide pre-construction information to designers, principal contractor and contractors
- Attending design review meetings
- Prepare the health and safety file for handover after project completion
- Raise F10 notifications
- Identify, eliminate or control foreseeable risks
Designers at FM Conway are required to develop a Design Risk Assessment for their work which takes into consideration the principles of prevention for each hazard they can foresee. Design risks are managed from concept design through to implementation.
A Design Risk Register template is then used for the recording and management of these design risks to clearly detail the high-level risks, as well as to provide facility to specify residual risks once the design has been completed.
The Design team have been trained to initially attempt to eliminate any hazard identified and record decisions in optioneering reports within the earlier stages of design. Our design team frequently design out key hazards through the material selection procured, the plant options that are chosen for key activities, and the timing of key activities.
In all cases, we engage and collaborate with client management to minimise possible operational impact. Design risks are typically actioned via the design team and coordinated by the Principal Designer via tracking of deadlines recorded in the Design Risk Register and via discussion at Design Review meetings.