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Planning for Optimal Project Outcomes

Whether your project requires a formal stage-gate approach or you need to determine the minimum information requirements for an EPC proposal, H+M Industrial EPC provides the necessary front-end planning service and support to help your company make the best investment decisions.

Our in-house engineering expertise, tools, and capital project resources help ensure successful, on-time, and in-budget project outcomes. Projects that meet your investment criteria will move forward with the confidence of budget and schedule certainty.

Understanding the Importance of Front-End Planning

  • Front-end planning is an essential stage in project development that helps ensure success by defining project objectives, scope, and requirements at its outset.
  • Successful front-end planning applies robust scope definition procedures, constructability analysis, and budget and schedule reviews while identifying potential environmental and regulatory issues.
  • Working with an experienced and knowledgeable EPC contractor can help you achieve your project vision on time and within budget.
  • During the front-end planning phase, critical success factors are identified and a quality management plan is developed to ensure project deliverables adhere strictly to world-class safe industrial practices & quality control standards.
  • By laying a strong foundation for subsequent project phases, comprehensive front-end planning increases the likelihood of project success.

H&M’s Front-End Planning Advantages

Front End Planning Services

Feasibility Studies

When partnering with H+M for front-end planning, we deliver process engineering, planning, screening, budget estimates, integrated project schedules, feasibility studies, concept development, detailed scope development, and constructability analysis. Our feasibility studies objectively determine and assess the strengths and weaknesses of proposed project plan to determine viability. We implement feasibility criteria, such as required costs and attainable value, to determine the necessary resources for project success.

Process Engineering

Concept Development

H+M offers a full range of process engineering services during front-end planning and throughout the life cycle of your project. Our team of experts can provide services such as process simulation, cost estimating, equipment sizing and specification, and safety studies. We provide in-house technical advisory services for the overall front-end engineering design (FEED) package. Our experts oversee all design aspects, collecting and prioritizing project needs and challenges while developing and optimizing concepts to meet your needs.

Planning, Screening, and Budget Estimates

Detailed Scope Development

We develop detailed project plans that highlight the critical path for capital projects. Throughout the front-end planning process, we establish and refine budget estimates to ensure we meet your investment objectives and provide schedule and budget certainty. A strong scope definition is critical for the success of a capital project. At H+M, we utilize proven procedures to ensure a robust scope definition that establishes all required deliverables, tasks, deadlines, and costs to successfully complete your project on time and within budget.

Integrated Project Schedules

Constructability Analysis

During front-end planning, we develop an integrated project schedule to establish the project scope, activities, tasks, and sequencing required for successful project execution while establishing strong links between major project functions. We implement our strong construction expertise and knowledge into your project's early life cycle phases to improve safety, increase quality, reduce costs, and minimize schedule delays. Our constructability program incorporates construction considerations such as planning, layout, design, and procurement to optimize the success of project execution and field delivery.

Why Choose H+M for Your Front-End Planning Needs?

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  • We prioritize close communication and collaboration with clients throughout the front-end planning process, ensuring needs and expectations are met at every step.
  • H+M Industrial EPC has extensive experience in front-end planning for industrial projects, enabling us to provide tailored solutions that meet your unique needs and requirements.
  • Our commitment to safety and quality sets us apart from competitors, allowing us to deliver projects that meet the highest standards.
  • Our capital project services are backed by over three decades of experience and a proven track record of success, ensuring that your project achieves your original vision on time and within budget.
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Over 35 Years of Capital Project Services

“For over three decades H+M has evolved alongside the industry to ensure that we are able to meet the needs of our clients, and provide them unmatched customer service.

Our core values and vision guide us to be one of the most trusted EPC companies in our industry. We provide maximum value to clients by hiring and retaining the best employees, developing future talent, and encouraging a culture of responsibility and accountability.”

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