Project Approach

We Understand the Unique Needs
of a Mission Critical Project

Preliminary Assessment

We work with the client to find out exactly how the facility will operate. An acknowledgement of the facility requirements, including load factors, redundancy requirements, and phasing requirements, will be used to develop the initial program. This will better serve the facility’s overall function which will drive the initial schematic designs.

Design and Preconstruction

CPS will fully vet an architectural and engineering program using industry best practices tailored to the needs of the client. When the initial program is set, which meets the needs and budget of the client, CPS will engage with best-in-class design professionals to produce the necessary documents for permit and construction. We will provide continuous evaluation of the design to make certain that the technical and commercial requirements are met.

Procurement and Construction

Purchase of equipment and contractors is performed on behalf of the owner through a thorough tendering process to ensure that all technical requirements are met at the best commercial value. Upon completion of procurement, CPS will be the ‘boots on the ground’ for the owner. Continuous oversight of the construction process facilitates the job being completed on time and within budget


The commissioning process continues through all phases of the project. During the pre-construction phase, Critical Project Services will provide advice and recommendations to the project team on issues that could impact the final operations of the Project.

Critical Project Services looks at commissioning as the most critical end user interface. A good commissioning process will facilitate transfer of the building to its operating group efficiently and will reduce the building operating cost, through a comprehensive process of verifications, start-up procedures and functional tests during the construction phase.

Critical Project Services’ commissioning practices begin by confirming that all commissioning related activities are properly identified and scheduled. Critical Project Services will assure the full cooperation and involvement of professionals, work contractors and suppliers throughout the commissioning process.

The commissioning process must be realized for each sector to be accorded provisional acceptance and must include the following five stages:

  1. Stage 1: Factory Witness Testing
  2. Stage 2: Site Acceptance Testing
  3. Stage 3: Prefunctional Testing and Startup
  4. Stage 4: Functional Testing of Individual Equipment
  5. Stage 5: Integrated Systems Testing

Post Occupancy Review

One of the most important, and one of the most overlooked, phases of a project is the Post Occupancy Review. Assessing which aspects worked, and can be brought to the next project, can provide invaluable Lessons Learned and real savings. Determining which aspects did not work can be even more beneficial and help to avoid costly pitfalls in future projects, as well as identify on-going performance issues.