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We provide Cost Management, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Project Monitoring, Lender’s Supervision and Construction consultancy Services to many clients throughout the Central and East European regions on projects ranging in size from US $10,000 to US $100 million.
BHP International, the Barnard Howell Partnership, is owned and managed by Alasdair Barnard and Jeremy Howell. The partners have over 50 years of experience collectively working on five continents and in some sixty countries.
Our client organisations include: political finance bodies, International Hotel chains, Hotel operators, multi-national corporations, private equity funds, private education companies, commercial development organisations and international banks and finance agencies.
One of our specialisms is hotel development. We have overseen the construction and development of multiple hotels with brands such as Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Hilton, Conrad, Hilton Garden Inn, Rognor, Intercontinental, Radisson and Reval. We also have extensive experience working on behalf of funding bodies such as OPIC, EBRD, IFC, Societe Generale Group, Erste Bank and Raiffeisen Bank on projects around the world.
Within the Balkans and the Eastern European region we have also worked in multiple project roles on large retail development sites, offices, factory production facilities and logistics projects, as well as project work on pharmaceutical production plants and educational establishments, including higher education, establishments.
We have built our reputations on delivering services, which comprehensively satisfy and consistently exceed our Clients' expectations. We bring tried and tested procedures to appointments but also combine this with new and innovative solutions where appropriate. We aim to be flexible to the changing requirements of a project and above all, we strive to continually improve our service and outperform the expectations of our Clients.
It is the appreciation of cost and value, together with safeguarding the design intent, which has enabled BHP International to work so effectively in the past with architects and other design team members.
We are currently operating from our principle office in Bulgaria, our office in Tbilisi, Georgia and from our representative office in the UK.
Our approach to each project is underlined by a number of key philosophies and expectations, first of which is that we select personnel who will take full ownership of a project and become the client's lead adviser, acting as the single point of contact with the design team and contractor.
We establish clear project goals at the commencement of a project based on the following:
Co-operative team working - Our role is to 'encourage the creation of value' by establishing a creative team environment and ensuring each member knows his or her responsibilities.
On time stages and completion - It is essential that designers work in recognisable stages, which culminate in a team report and client approval - short term targets are identified and achieved.
Economic construction costs - Achieving best value in relation to construction costs entails controlling the design, so that it can be cost effectively built, as well as controlling the procurement to ensure that the most suitable contractors are used.
Quality achievements - Quality standards are one of the first issues to agree with the client - these are benchmarked and costed.
Economic occupation costs - Decisions made on material selection and construction techniques affect the long term costs of running the facility - life-cycle costing and value management techniques are applied to ensure informed decisions are made.
Comprehensive end user satisfaction - The users are involved from Day One - this is fundamental to ensuring that a facility is created in such a way that it will operate to the satisfaction of the intended end user.
We believe that a number of key principles and attributes can be brought together at bhp International to achieve a successful outcome and in order to enhance the development of a project. These are:
As Development Managers, we manage projects from inception through to completion, creating a property asset along the way. We will manage both the in-house team and all third party consultants, including the negotiation of all necessary project consents. We work creatively with designers, agents and funders in order to achieve the returns that have been illustrated in the financial model.
We typically assist the client with managing the following aspects of a typical project as part of our Development Management services:
Our Project Management teams provide a complete Project Management service through design, construction, project close-out and into the operational phase.
In addition to our standard services, our Project Management teams can also provide development monitoring, development management as well as technical and environmental due diligence.
Our Project Management teams come from a broad construction background, which includes Architecture, Structural Engineering, Quantity and Building Surveying.
We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Project Management services:
Our Cost Management teams provide construction cost estimating, cost planning and cost management from inception through design and construction to financial close-out.
We do not subcontract our Cost Estimating or Cost Management services. We have an extensive in-house database of historical construction and related costs, which allows us to provide accurate budgeting and estimating as part of our overall service for all development sectors (i.e. office, residential, industrial, hotel, education, healthcare, sports and leisure etc).
Our Cost Management teams are made up of individuals with the construction background in Quantity Surveying and most are Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (i.e. MRICS).
We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Cost Management services:
Our LS/PM/IE teams have a wealth of experience gained over twenty years of work on four continents in industries such as Hospitality, Office Development, Education and Retail.
We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Lender's Supervisor services:
As an adjunct to our Cost Management and LS services we are also able to provide client assistance on both acquisition and disposal of property assets. Due to our Quantity and Building Surveying backgrounds we have extensive knowledge and experience in this area, both acting as the managers of internal client assets and whilst acting on behalf of external clients.
We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Property Acquisition and Disposal services:
We generally assist in achieving the project sustainability aspirations and have recently been involved in several LEED and BREEAM certified projects.
We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Sustainability advice services:
We typically provide a holistic management approach to our Property Management Services which, when combined with our Project and Cost Management expertise, allows us to provide a "One Stop Shop".
We typically provide management of the following Property, Facilities and Asset Management duties/services:
Through a philosophy of Reduce - Reuse - Recycle the company will:
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