Madinah can offer Project Management services specifically to match client procurement and contract requirements. The specific services to be provided by Madinah would be defined in the initial client consultation.

The generic areas of Project Management include the following

  • Construction Management – Government or Private Clients;
  • Design and Build Construction Projects – Government or Private Clients;
  • Design and Build Construction Projects – Government or Private Clients;
  • Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnerships (PPP).

The project management services offered by Madinah include the following generic construction management services:

Project Business Case

This develops the rationale and logic for the proposed venture. It can be formal and highly structured or informal as the circumstances require. A compelling business case gathers all of the quantitative and qualitative features that define and justify the project.

Development Management

Clients can have as much or as little involvement in the operational management of their project. Whatever level of involvement the client wishes, then Madinah can offer a service to complement the client’s involvement to ensure that all of the necessary management and project scrutiny are conducted to protect the client’s interests in the project. These services would be discussed and defined in an initial consultation meeting with the client

Development Advice

Madinah can provide advice and assistance to clients in formulating the client’s investment strategy. The advice and assistance can be combined into attaining a more informed Clients Brief or at later stages of a development can be used to refine or adapt the client’s investment strategy. The specific services offered by Madinah would be defined in a consultation meeting with the client.

Investment development

creating options for client appraisal. Highlighting various alternative uses for a site or project or showing permutations of layouts and plans, or time schedules that match a client’s requirements. Madinah can provide investment development services to match the Clients Brief (see Client Brief). The Investment Development can be combined with Client Risk Management (see Risk Management) and any other services as defined as necessary and agreed during the initial consultation with the client.

Client Brief and Scope of Works

The Client Brief defines the expectations and requirements of the client. It specifies the mandatory features of the project as required by the client. It specifies how the success of the project will be evaluated by the client. Typically, in construction and development projects, the mandatory features are defined by the factors of: Cost; Time; Quality; Certainty. The Scope of Works defines the extent of the physical outputs of a project, i.e. A Hospital, a School, an Office Plaza, etc. The scope may define the outputs in as much detail as is required by the client to obtain authorization to proceed further with the project development. For example, a 500 Bed Hospital, or a High School for 750 pupils. It may also define any items that are not included in the project. For example, a 40 Villa complex, excluding all external landscaping and paving works.

Master Planning

creating the overall Scheme Concept which combines and harmonizes the unique characteristics of a project for: Residential – Villas, Apartments, Complexes; Mixed Developments; Commercial – Offices, Office Plaza, Shops, Shopping Malls, Markets; Hospitality & Resort; Industrial; Special Projects – Mosques, Educational Buildings, Universities and Schools, Power and Water Plants, Airports, Sports Complexes, Hospitals, Cultural Centres, Recreation Facilities; Mega-Projects – Cities and Urban Development, Government Buildings and Facilities, Universities, Science and Business parks.

Madinah can provide master planning services to match the Clients Brief (see Client Brief) to meet the time, cost, quality, and certainty requirements of the client. The Master Plan can be combined with Client Risk Management (see Risk Management) and any other services as defined as necessary and agreed during the initial consultation with the client.

Feasibility Studies

showing the technological and practical implications of proceeding with a potential development project. The feasibility study should be linked to the viability study so that various alternatives and options can be considered before determining how to proceed. Madinah can provide these services to match the Clients Brief (see Client Brief) to meet the time, cost, quality, and certainty requirements of the client.

Viability and Profitability Projections

The Project Budget states the anticipated financial commitment of the client to meet all costs, expenses, fees (including compulsory taxes and Municipality charges) and other outgoings required to complete the project. It will also normally include a contingency sum to cover minor discrepancies and changes as the project becomes more defined. Detailed Project Budget thresholds will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief.

Project Budgets

Madinah can provide advice and assistance to clients in formulating the client’s investment strategy. The advice and assistance can be combined into attaining a more informed Clients Brief or at later stages of a development can be used to refine or adapt the client’s investment strategy. The specific services offered by Madinah would be defined in a consultation meeting with the client.

Project Finance

Clients can have a large or small financial investment into a specific project. If the client’s investment does not meet the entire project budget, then other sources of finance will be required to complete the budget. Madinah can assist and advise the client on such financial sources. The specific services necessary would be identified by Madinah and discussed with the client at a consultation meeting.

Project Cost Control

The Project Budget must be managed to provide the client with relevant and current data on the expenditure of the project budget and to provide clarity on the payments that become due during project execution. The sophistication of this Project Cost Control will be varied dependent on specific client requirements and the size and complexity of the project. Detailed Project Cost Control mechanisms will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief.

Structured Finance

The technical details of financing a project is extremely varied and complex. The requirements will vary from client to client and from project to project. Madinah can assist and advise the client on structuring financial sources in the most effective and efficient way. The specific services necessary would be identified by Madinah and discussed with the client at a consultation meeting.

Partnering Agreements

One form of financial structure for a project is to have multiple stakeholders (see Stakeholders Management) sharing in a project. This form of financial structure shares the risk between the stakeholders and can add complimentary skills and expertise to a project. Madinah can assist and advise the client on such partnering agreements. The specific services necessary would be identified by Madinah and discussed with the client at a consultation meeting.

Project Franchising

In some projects the financial and contractual arrangements are such that a part (or all) of the project requires specialist input. For example, a Shopping Plaza, could need a specialist organisation to manage the leasing of individual units and collecting rents and conducting the Facilities Management (see Facilities Management). In these cases, Madinah would advise the client of the requirements for a Franchise partner and would assist in the selection and management of the franchisee and provide any other services as required by the client. The specific services necessary would be identified by Madinah and discussed with the client at a consultation meeting.

Project Taxation

Projects, Investments and Developments may have tax, duties and fees associated with them. Madinah can assist and advise the client on these implications. The specific services necessary would be identified by Madinah and discussed with the client at a consultation meeting.

Contracts and Procurement Selection:

The size, scale and cost of construction projects vary greatly. To cope with these vast differences, a range of standardised and internationally recognised construction contracts are available for selection. The selection of a specific Form of Contract is important in defining the client’s and contractor’s obligations as defined by national law. The sophistication of this contract will be varied dependent on specific client requirements and the size and complexity of the project. Detailed Contract selection mechanisms will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief. There is also a variety of Procurement Selection options related to how the project will be managed during execution. Architect led management or Contractor led management (and other arrangements) are available. The sophistication of the management requirements will be varied dependent on specific client requirements and the size and complexity of the project. Detailed Procurement selection mechanisms will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief.

Cost Engineering and Control

During the development of the project alternative layouts and specifications of materials will be proposed. To assess the ‘added value’ of these alternatives, cost comparisons and value engineering exercises can be conducted as required to provide the client with a project that matches his Client Brief. The sophistication of this cost engineering will be varied dependent on specific client requirements and the size and complexity of the project. Detailed Cost Engineering mechanisms will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief.

Risk Management

Before and during the project the client will be exposed to financial and other risks. To assess the implications of these risks, Risk Management can be conducted. The sophistication of this risk management will be varied dependent on specific client requirements and the size and complexity of the project. Detailed Risk Management mechanisms will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief.

Project Planning and Scheduling

speed of completion affects many other elements of the project and the project duration will be discussed and defined within the Client Brief. To achieve timely completion, the Scope of Works is detailed into a programme of execution for the works – typically known as the Construction Programme.  The Construction Programme contains all the details of the planning associated with the execution of the works and the scheduling of all activities required to complete the project. This Programme defines when activities will take place, when materials will be delivered, etc. 

Quality Management

The Quality of a project is a feature of great significance to a client. The quality level of a project affects many other elements of the project. Quality Management controls the attainment of relevant quality thresholds for a project by a series of assessments and evaluations. The degree of Project Quality Management will be discussed and defined within the Client Brief.

Strategic Planning

This develops the rationale and propositions that lead the client in a particular direction. Sometimes this can be emergent: a client responding to and following changes in the market environment; or it can be a deliberate action of forecasting future changes and being a leader of the market. Leading or following market trends create different risks for the client. Detailed Strategic Planning mechanisms will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief.

Stakeholder Management

Within any project a large number of parties or organisations will become associated with a project. For example, other partners and shareholders, Local Municipality Officials, etc. The Project must be managed to provide the client with relevant and current data on the status of other stakeholders, are they supporting or detracting from the project. The Project Budget and Programme can be affected by poor management of other stakeholders. The sophistication of this Stakeholder Management will be varied dependent on specific client requirements and the size and complexity of the project. Detailed Stakeholder Management mechanisms will be discussed and agreed with the client in defining the Client Brief.

Redevelopment and Regeneration

In many circumstances the project may not be a ‘green field’ development. The project may involve land that has previously been developed or buildings that are in need of alteration and / or refurbishment. These projects inevitably have added complications because of such previous use or the structures that already exist. Madinah can assist and advise the client on such redevelopments and regeneration projects. The specific services necessary would be identified by Madinah and discussed with the client at an initial consultation meeting.