sineQN offers mission critical services in the following areas
+ Strategy & Development Management
sineQN have worked on behalf of occupiers and developers on some of the largest data centre developments in the sector, from initial business case and site identification, through to design, construction, commissioning and occupation, in a variety of countries.
We have led the negotiation, agreement and contract documentation process on GBP100M+ development agreements between occupiers and developers.
Our established relationships with the design and construction community, plant and equipment suppliers, and specialist suppliers allow us to procure and implement the whole development delivery process.
Where we add particular value is our technical and commercial understanding of performance levels for projects. From build cost and programme, to operational costs, power costs and rental revenue, sineQN are very focused on what owners need to achieve.
+ Project & Construction Management for Data Centres and Mission Critical Facilities
Project and construction management is our core skill set. Listening to our client, we develop the project brief and a delivery strategy to satisfy their business requirements; and we manage the process from inception to completion to achieve high performance results.
We work on many different types of mission critical projects from new-build and live upgrade data centre projects, to critical infrastructure in headquarters buildings, to complex logistics facilities, to high security command & control centres. Please ask about our case studies.
Retrofit projects - The crux of technical services on mission critical facilities is being able to plan and implement sensitive upgrade works while a facility remains in full operation. sineQN have been doing this for many years, often involving high profile facilities. This work is executed outside normal business hours and is planned months in advance in conjunction with business and IT managers.
+ Site identification for New Development
sineQN developed a site identification service to assist our clients principally for hyper-scale data centre and data centre campus sectors due to the increasing market demand for capacity.
We source and select potential development sites based upon technical and timing needs. Our site finding service utilises our experience of large industrial sites and technical skill sets in delivering technical projects. We have an established team of local partners across EMEA whom we work with to source sites.
+ BIM/iBMS Solutions for Projects and Operational Requirements
As part of sineQN’s drive to maximise the performance of technical real estate for owners we provide advisory services to assist in the development and deployment of Smart Technology within critical facilities.
The implementation of a Smart Technology building is about establishing the key fundamental building blocks of standardized information during the design stages.
sineQN provides expertise and necessary training, including parallel resources, so that efforts can be focused quickly on building a 3D BIM that can be used not only for construction but also to drive iBMS and other operational management systems. This allows for all the BIM benefits to be fully utilised within operations, including; self-commissioning, digital twins and virtual operational training platforms, all of which become possible.
+ Due Diligence, Surveys & Reporting, Feasibility Studies, Expert Witness
Our experience puts us in a unique position to be able to monitor all commercial, technical, supply chain and contractual matters on projects and provide an accurate reporting process. We sit on client monitoring teams and have significant experience in reporting at corporate board level.
We provide a range of independent technical and commercial services to investigate the condition / status / legal standing of sites, buildings, installations and contractual scenarios. We provide this service across the EMEA region and work with our local partners where local technical knowledge is key.
Survey & Reporting - sineQN carry out the following types of surveys and reporting:
· Building, site and land surveys · Independent monitoring and reporting on project progress and issues · Peer reviews · Cost reviews and forensic cost analysis · Technical investigations and resolution · Project compliance with Employer’s Requirements and contract documentation
Feasibility Studies - sineQN carry out feasibility studies for a range of potential projects and programmes in the EMEA region. We utilise our in-house expertise and where required we bring in our external partners for specific geographical or other expertise. We have carried out studies on new development projects; rationalising global real estate portfolios; and comparing the cost, programme and technical advantages of different design options.
Expert witness - sineQN provide expert witness services in disputes and claims including the following:
· Building performance issues · Data centre outages and incidents · Construction contract and service contract SLA and performance issues
+ Risk Management
sineQN’s risk management programmes help to raise awareness with business leaders and managers so that mitigation measures can be addressed in full by the wider team.
Whether we are preparing a report or delivering a project, risk management is a tool that has proven to be invaluable in predicting and averting potential issues that would otherwise have significant cost, programme or other implications. Through risk management we can:
· Benefit business performance · Avert business interruption and losses · Control outcomes · Add to certainty · Mitigate potential failures · Raise awareness as to potential issues · Provide a basis for accurate reporting