Over the years, Berns is a class-leading Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor offering innovative execution and delivery solutions to its clients in multiple sectors for projects of scale and complexity, whilst managing diverse technological interfaces.
Berns has significant experience with a number of large, complex project management endeavours, many of which are located in some of the most remote and challenging environments. As part of our integrated team approach with our clients, we adhere to a simple strategy: innovative, on-time and on-budget delivery regardless of the size and scope of the program
We offer effective contract administration, cost and schedule control, work order management, quality control and design supervision to our global client base. We have worked with a number of organizations to provide the most inventive and refined solutions for key initiatives.
We are also committed to utilizing an innovative, proactive approach to prevent the unforeseeable: delays, scheduling issues, change orders and design errors during the construction process. Our management method has a proven track record of delivering in challenging environments whether it is a full-spectrum design/build or security improvements and upgrades.
We take care of technology so you can focus on your business.
Berns's strong domestic and international presence in the construction management industry allows us to provide essential support to our clients whenever it is needed. For decades, we have met the increasing demand for cost-efficient, responsive construction management services for the most discerning client with the most intricate construction project.
Constructibility, Maintainability and Operability (CMO) Reviews
CMO Reviews highlight, address and resolve issues early in the design process for an efficient design and construction process, minimizing overall project cost.
Reviews focus on:
The reviews for constructibility highlight any construction approach issues in the design to optimize the project’s quality, safety, capital cost and construction schedule. Maintainability and operability input is provided by the Client. Client expectations and requirements are established during the Client Alignment session.
The review for maintainability addresses issues during a project's design phase associated with completing expected maintenance tasks, including factoring reliability and maintenance considerations into the design basis, establishing processes ensuring minimal impacts associated with maintenance and prestart-up maintenance planning.
This review, similar to maintainability, focuses on minimizing post-startup life-cycle costs of a plant and addresses plant operation, logistics and support issues during a project’s design phases.
Value Engineering Reviews :
Berns applies value engineering to projects at all levels of project execution. Value engineering reviews employ proven techniques at multiple design phases, with the primary objective of reducing cost without compromising project quality.
Plant Operations Safety Reviews (HAZOP Reviews) :
HAZOP reviews ensure critical safety and operating characteristics are addressed for safe and proper functioning of the completed facility.
Inter-discipline Reviews (Squad Checks) :
Internal reviews confirm necessary interfaces occur between the various engineering disciplines assigned to the project.
Model Reviews :
Model reviews, conducted with the Client, verify the design accurately reflects the detailed definition of the project scope of work and design input requirements. They are held at approximately 30, 60 and 90 percent of design completion.
Technical / Peer Reviews :
Technical / peer reviews may be conducted on critical items, or when the design is based on new technologies or products that have not been previously demonstrated as effective. The reviews are performed by individuals with knowledge of the area under review or by a qualified, independent organization.