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Front-End Engineering Methods

 

Rough Order Maginitude Quotation
(+/- 50%)

Refined Quotation
(+15% /- 5%)

Fixed Bid Quotation
(+/- 0%)

AdvantagesOverall project scope and base approach defined.

Least cost method to arriving at approximate project value.
Project approach refined and defined.

Included contingency minimized as most "Unknowns" have been turned into "Knowns".

Approximately 10% of design engineering completed. Front End Engineering value issued as credit against eventual fixed Bid Quotation value.
Project approach totally defined and solifified.

No future financial risk to client if scope does not change.

No surprises later because proper due diligence was funded to arrive at the project value.

Included contingency minimized as "Unknowns" have been turned into "Knowns".

Approximately 15% of design engineering completed. Front End Engineering value issued as credit against Fixed Bid Quotation value.
Typical UsesPlacement of project in next year's capital budget.'Best value approach to arrive at an accurate project estimate.Appropriation of capital funds.
Process, Mechanical, Power & Controls EngineeringNo significant engineering done.Development of mass and energy balances, base P&ID, equipment list, and valve and Instrument list.Development of mass and energy balances, refined P&ID, equipment list, and valve and Instrument list. Peer design review conducted.
Equipment Specification and PricingCompare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexity.Use recent pricing for standard process equipment (tanks, pumps, valves, instruments, etc.) and secure current pricing for complex and specialty equipment.Secure accurate current pricing for all equipment, valves, instruments, etc.
3D ModelCompare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexity.Base 3D model showing major equipment and module size form factors developed.Base 3D model showing major equipment and module size form factors developed.
Plan and elevation drawingsNo 3D model developed.Preliminary plan and elevation drawings developed.Preliminary plan and elevation drawings developed.
Off-site Modular FabricationCompare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexity.Structural, piping and electrical labor hours calculated based upon P&ID and general arrangement drawing takeoffs.Structural, piping and electrical labor hours calculated based upon P&ID and general arrangement drawing takeoffs. Peer estimate review to confirm accuracy and thoroughness.
Factory Acceptance TestingCompare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexity.Use equipment, valve and instrument lists and operational requirements to accurately estimate FAT effort required.Use equipment, valve and instrument lists and operational requirements to accurately estimate FAT effort required.
Field Construction and installationCompare to previous projects of similar civil, facilities, utilities and process scope.Develop internal estimates for civil, facilities, utilities, mechanical and process installation scope.Secure firm bids from subcontractors for civil, facilities, utilities, mechanical and process installation scope.
Field Check-out and CommissioningCompare to previous projects of similar magnitude and complexity.Use equipment, valve and instrument lists and operational requirements to accurately estimate effort required.Use equipment, valve and instrument lists and operational requirements to accurately estimate effort required.

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