Our approach is a strategic one, seeking to ensure functional alignment between an organisation’s operational and strategic objective and the built environment.
For this reason we place great emphasis on the strategic formation of the project; ensuring a project is clearly defined from the outset and managed closely for consistent, efficient progress towards achieving Client’s intended outcomes.
We have a track record of conceiving innovative education environments and devising new ways to utilise buildings; building on international user research, extensive experience in developing education solutions and systematic post occupancy evaluation.
As this is our core business we can ensure that our team is not only fully qualified and experienced in the field, but is expert at delivering quality solutions. We understand that university facilities are a paramount to the success of the learning process and that educational and research success is greatly influenced by its environment.
Our experience is broad; incorporating the strategic formation of projects, briefing and facility planning, campus plans and strategic partnering opportunities, costing, feasibilities and business cases for capital works projects. This depth ensures a robust, holistic approach to which considers strategic plans, pedagogical models, staff expectation, student cohort, expenditure budget and program, current facility conditions and new capital requirements.
We are often called upon to help define the issue and articulate possible solutions for our clients. A detailed understanding of our clients business combined with our extensive experience and lessons learnt are foundations of our success.
Our strategic plans and feasibility studies consider background and context, limitations and opportunities and strategise options for further analysis. Analysis includes (where applicable) technical investigations, operational and capital cost estimates, program and procurement options, culminating in a recommendation for endorsement.
Based on the previous phases of work, Destravis can develop a master plan for the campus or site which incorporates everything that is intended to be built. It will incorporate allowances for future expansion or development in line with your business plans or campus requirements. The Destravis Master Plan will be robust and strategic enough to act as a development control plan, informing future development and expansions on the site. The aim being to ensure the planning considers future growth, minimises disruptions and avoids surplus costs due to redundant works.
The master plan report will incorporate:
During this phase, Destravis can manage the process, perform the role of principal consultant and engage and coordinate all subconsultants input if required.
Destravis maintains a focus on protecting client interests and realising project outcomes through the provision of Client Representatives qualified and experienced in providing senior project management services.
Our team has complex education/tertiary project delivery experience in roles including senior project management, project director and design manager. They are experienced in the full scope of capital projects with an expertise to take a project firmly and confidently from start to finish. It is their ability to grasp the vision, program a way forward, test the concept and manage the design intent which puts the project on the path to realising intended benefits.
The hand selection of project directors and senior project managers is a process that Destravis takes seriously.
Each member of the team brings considerable expertise in their chosen profession and by way of industry accreditation and affiliation.
Destravis provides strategic cost advisory services to complete the holistic planning services we provide clients in the tertiary education sector.
The importance of providing this service allows evidence based design to inform and reverse engineer the client budgets. This reduces the time in design as the budget is aligned with expectations, as well as giving certainty in future planning and procurement.
Through our internal senior quantity surveyors, Destravis services encompass the full spectrum of cost management services to the tertiary education sector.
Our cost leaders each have over two decades of experience and have developed an unrivalled knowledge and benchmarking ability for universities, research facilities and laboratories among other complex buildings.
This strategic cost advice will be utilised in the development of business plans, feasibility studies, asset prioritisation and planning and strategic asset planning.