Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC)

As a project owner, if you could harness all the benefits of design-build and receive certain guarantees about the process and performance of your new infrastructure, would you do it? Enter engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC)—a turnkey model that’s gaining momentum as a preferred project delivery method.

Manufacturers can’t afford to have facilities inoperable for long or to experience delays in expansion. With an integrated team, we pull our design, procurement, and construction experts together from the start to work collaboratively. This keeps the project on schedule and at cost. We give you the confidence to make plans for your company’s success, knowing we will deliver excellence as promised.

Fast Facts: EPC Delivery

The term EPC is often used interchangeably, albeit incorrectly, with design-build. The two share similarities, including:

  • Single-source responsibility.
  • Fixed-price contracts.
  • Limited risks.

However, EPC offers an extension of services that distinguishes it from other delivery methods. EPC is also highly applicable to distinct project types, such as complex industrial and manufacturing facilities.

EPC Delivery Highlights

EPC integrates design and construction.
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Since EPC integrates design and construction, teams experience a high level of integration throughout the project. Additionally, field activities can commence much earlier than with other delivery methods, offering owners cost savings and accelerated project schedules.

The EPC firm is solely responsible for the project.
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Projects can be delivered in any cost format: lump sum, guaranteed maximum price, or time and materials.

The contractor guarantees its performance.
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In addition to designing and building the facility, EPC delivery calls for the contractor to guarantee its performance in terms of quantity and quality of the product.

Delivery is turnkey.
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The EPC contractor procures all equipment, construction materials, and subcontractor services to facilitate turnkey delivery.

Our Expertise

Our EPC services identify and create efficiencies through turnkey solutions. As the single point of responsibility for your most complex projects, Gannett Fleming’s design expertise and project management skills allow us to blend contractor efficiencies with owner’s preferences. In these turnkey projects, we are responsible for project execution and coordinating all aspects of the project, relieving you of the day-to-day details. We will provide you with a completed project that meets your expectations.

Industry Experience

Gannett Fleming has the experience needed to recognize the specialized needs of companies in:

  • Industrial.
    • Food and beverage.
    • Manufacturing.
  • Life sciences.
    • Pharmaceuticals.
    • Biotechnology.
    • Laboratories.
    • Medical devices.

We know how to listen to you and deliver the best results based on an understanding of the unique issues you face.

EPC Services Include:

  • Planning.
  • Preliminary engineering.
  • Preconstruction.
  • Detailed design.
  • Procurement.
  • Construction management.
  • Start-up & commissioning.
  • Qualification & validation.

With Gannett Fleming as the single point of responsibility, you get to do what you do best – manage your company. We’ll take care of making sure our expert staff completes the project on time and within budget.

EPC: Engineer-Procure-Construct

Assessment
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Planning
  • Boundary Definitions.
  • Project Objectives.
  • Business Justification.
  • Success Criteria/Metrics.
  • Programming.
  • Materials Flows.
  • Personnel Flows.
  • Waste Flows.
  • Building Layouts
  • Options Analysis.
  • Site Selection.
  • Conceptual Designs.
  • Master Plan.
  • Process PFDs.
  • cGMP Compliance.
  • Preliminary Schedule.
  • Constructability Assessment.
  • Validation Master Plan.
Development
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Preliminary Engineering

Factored +/- 50%

  • Design Criteria.
  • Process Simulation.
  • Control Strategy.
  • Process P&IDS.
  • General Arrangements.
  • Process Equipment Specs.
  • Utility Specifications.
  • I/O List.
  • Equipment List.
  • Tie-In List.
  • Hazop Review.
  • Insurance Underwriter Review.
Proconstruction

Screening +/- 30%

  • Quality Subcontractors.
  • Validate Subcontractor Market.
  • Project Execution Plan.
  • Site Logistics.
  • Early Permitting.
  • EPCM Schedule.
  • Estimate Refinement.
  • Identify Risks.
  • Value Engineering.
Procurement
  • Identify Critical Path.
  • Order Long Lead Equipment.
  • Order Structural Steel.
  • Major Equipment Pricing.
Execution
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Detailed Design & Construction

Appropriation +/- 10%

  • GMP Review.
  • Process Automation.
  • HVAC-SO Classifications.
  • Structural.
  • Piping/Utility.
  • Electrical.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Fire Protection.
  • Subcontractor Bids.
  • Contract Negotiations.
  • Contract Execution.
  • EH&S Plan.
  • Quality Assurance & Control Plan.
  • Construction & Installation.
  • Site Material Management.
  • SOPs.
  • Training.
  • Validation Master Plan.
Start-Up & Commissioning
  • Precommisioning.
  • Commissioning.
  • BMS Challenge.
  • Turnover Packages.
  • System Checkout.
  • Start-Up.
  • Process Validation.
  • Maintenance Manuals.
  • Operator Training.
  • Test & Balance.
Close-Out
  • Project Reconciliation.
  • Punch List.
  • System Performance Docs.
  • Record Drawings.
  • File Turnover Package.