Technical and Detailed Design Management

* 2020MS Identify Options and Develope Programme and Project Briefs: 2020MS speak the language of Operations Directors, Financial Directors, Facilities Managers and technical wizards. We relish the challenge to interpret and extrapolate ideas into action plans with associated deliverables, timescales, costs, savings, revenue streams, risk schedules and further actions.

* 2020MS Promote Innovative Solutions: At every stage 2020MS seek to engage the client organisation in thinking outside the box to determine a better future. We are often able to improve on accepted solutions from our knowledge of industry and personal networks.

* 2020MS Advocate a Process-Lead Design: 2020MS believe the process defines the project. We will always start by modelling the flows of materials, equipment, personnel and service requirements of the process. This model can be assessed against the project constraints which might be: limited space, services capacity, legal consent, budget, attitude to risk, radiation levels, toxic or flammable containment for example. The model will be refined until it fits within the constraints and funding is obtained.

* 2020MS Befriend the Devil in the Detail Design: 2020MS plan the design in detail before executing the detailed design. Layout begins with the biggest equipment, the greatest service requirements the biggest users of production space and services voids working down to the smallest and least significant items. Equipment must be defined in terms of its detailed functional requirements as anything not requested at tender stage will cost 15 times more to retrofit on site as well as incurring delays. 2020MS steer the production of design packages toward the manner in which they will be tendered and let to equipment suppliers and contractors.

* 2020MS Challenge the Design: Design review is planned at critical stages. Depending on the industry and type of project a range of assessment techniques might be applied: Various safety and project checklists are useful to check the design for completeness; COSHH assessment is useful to help minimise the potential exposure to harmful substances; FMEA (fault modes and effects analysis) works well for identification of potential containment failures and sources of product contamination; HAZOP (Hazard and operability study) works particularly well for enclosed chemical processes; Nuclear projects require potential radiation exposure to be ALARP (As low as reasonably possible); The chemical industry use BATNEEC (Best Available Technology Not Entailing Excessive Cost) to provide assurance that equipment packages are fit for purpose at a competitive price.

* 2020MS Welcome Quality Assurance: It is most important to specify every project deliverable in terms that can be measured. Delivery against specification forms the basis of any project quality plan. The pharmaceutical industry have particularly rigorous standards of validation in accordance with cGMP (Current Good Manaufacturing Procatice) to protect patient safety. The Nuclear industry place great emphasis on the 'Nuclear Safety Case' to provide assurance that the NII site conditions are not infringed and that the possibility of exposure to radiation is ALARP (As low as Reasonably Possible). 2020MS have extensive experience of working in the nuclear and pharma environments where a high degree of quality assurance is required.

* DSEAR Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Requlations 2002 and ATEX: 2020MS are also fully conversant with the requirements of DSEAR through our work in explosives, fine chemicals and petroleum refining industries.