Engineering, Finance and Project Development

HCI has the capacity and capability to provide the following range of services linked to, engineering, project feasibility, financing and development. This covers the first four stages of the six-stage project management model that seeks to take projects from concept to successful construction.

Inception, Engineering, Viability and Financial Closure

Stage 1: Inception – The establishment of client requirements, preferences, refining of user needs, appointment of consultants, the establishment of the project brief including project objectives, priorities, assumptions, aspirations and strategies.

Stage 2: Concept and Viability – The preparation and finalisation of the project concept in accordance with project scope, scale, character, form function plus preliminary programme and project viability.

These stages are executed through:

  • Project concept development and the provision of engineering design solutions in transport, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • The development of high level project viability assessment and provision of socio-economic impact assessment of projects and programmes.
  • The conducting of market studies and technology appraisal to establish project feasibility.
  • The conducting of feasibility studies incorporating the development of the projects’ business case / plan and preparation of bankable financial models for the project.
  • The provision of risk analysis, mitigation and financial structuring of of projects.
  • The marketing of projects to potential investors and financiers and the raising of required debt and equity for projects including project development to financial closure.
  • The provision of technical advice and studies on energy and specifically renewable energy projects.
  • Review the social, financial, technical and economic feasibility of project proposals on behalf of the clients.
  • The analysis, development and provision of advice on local economic development, and local / rural industrialisation and economic empowerment strategies.
Design Development and Project Planning

Stage 3: Design Development – The development of approved concepts to finalise design, outline specifications, cost plan, financial viability and programme for the project.

Stage 4: Documentation and Procurement – The preparation of procurement, and construction documentation, confirmation and implementation of procurement strategies and procedures for effective and timeous procurement of necessary resources for project implementation.

In addition to aspects covered above, these are covered by:

  • The provision of project planning focusing on project business case development, with an emphasis on the cost benefit analysis of project concepts.
  • For public entities, project planning is situated in the governments framework for programme and project implementation, the Infrastructure Delivery Management System (IDMS). Histoto endeavours to assist public clients in strengthening the planning function in accordance with the IDMS.
  • In conjunction with the client and projects’ professional team, conduct value engineering reviews to optimise designs with respect to value for money, alternative designs and ease of operations and maintainability for proposed solutions.
  • The design, development and establishment of Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Office  or Project Management unit.
  • The management of Portfolio, Programme and Project Management Office / Project Management unit on behalf of clients.
  • Review, advise and design / re-design as applicable of portfolio, programme and project management policies, procedures, systems and frameworks for effective implementation of programmes and projects.
  • Assessment, review design and implementation of Enterprise Project Management Offices (EPMO) / systems for portfolio, programme and project management in association with our information technology systems partners.
  • The provision of Socio-Economic Impact Assessment (SEIA) of projects and programmes.
  • The provision of Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) of proposed government policies , laws and regulations.
  • The provision of operational planning and implementation of Bus Rapid Transport Systems.