Resettlement Planning and Implementation
Resettlement projects in this modern era are increasingly drawing significant attention of local and national communities, governments, NGOs, media, the international communities, and organizations including the World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), etc. Project affected communities/persons are generally unreceptive and nervous towards involuntary resettlements especially due to some of the negative impacts that development projects have had on host and surrounding communities in the past.
SFGL has expertise in resettlement planning and implementation and advice on ways of minimising such negative impacts. We also have the added advantage of having a good appreciation of the local socio-cultural dynamics due to the local nature of the team. SFGL works in strict adherence with local laws and regulations and international best practice including the World Bank and International Financial Corporation (IFC) guidelines and principles for resettlement as embodied in the World Bank Operational Directive 4.30, and the IFC Performance Standard 5, Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement.
After being associated with a series of successful assignments, our team possess unique experience and exposure in the resettlement sector in Ghana. Each assignment calls for every effort to identify solutions that combine design and functionality with due regard for environmental aspects while keeping within financial frameworks and ensuring that project affected persons come out no worse off after implementation. In every case scope, cost, time, quality (design and functionality), customer satisfaction and risk must be integrated in arriving at an optimum overall solution.
Community Development and Corporate Social Responsibility Support
Most of the team members of SFGL have proven competence in leading in community relations and stakeholder engagement on built environment components of community development as part of a broader community development program for our clients. We are able to develop comprehensive community relations and CSR management plans which sit comfortably with the business case of the projects, and have buy-in from the project affected communities (thereby helping to secure and maintain the social license to operate) within the geographical areas we work.
SFGL establishes and maintains a strategic relation between projects and communities that are impacted by the activities of these projects. SFGL is capable of establishing a local labour pool that identities all skilled and semi-skilled persons within communities and also provide training to these identified persons to enable them meet project human resource demands. This program helps in reducing and possibly preventing community agitations from communities within which we operate.
We perform reviews and prepare reports to cover the following areas:
- Summary of overall Community Relationships
- Site Specific Community Relationships
- Building Effective Community Relationships
- Environmental and Social Responsibility
- Stakeholder Engagement and Management
Supply and Distribution of Prefabricated Buildings
Seag Focus is the sole agent for the supply and distribution group EUROPA PREFABRI.
The group EUROPA PREFABRI is a leading Spanish company in the innovative sector of the prefabricated construction industry. We have been offering a complete service to companies in several sectors for 30 years.
The company owns two production plants, besides its office headquarters in Madrid and local offices in Valencia, Malaga, Zaragoza and Alicante.
PREFABRI S.L offers to its clients (including companies as well as individuals) different products for sale or to be rented. They are specialising in design, manufacture and installation of modular buildings for multiple uses.
Visit us at https://www.europa-prefabri.com/en/
Architecture and Engineering Management
In the broad areas of architecture and engineering, imaginative and functional design is guided by experience, sensitivity to local socio-cultural dynamics, and an understanding of construction and fiscal realities. Our areas of concentration are Offices, Residential, Industrial, Health, Education, Hospitality, Civic as well as Extractive Industry related buildings.
In depth analysis of the client's and other stakeholder requirements, carefully established and reviewed with the client, result in solutions, which are both appropriate and affordable for the specific project. Seag Focus draws upon its complete range of experience from planning through design to construction and supervision to guide the project from its inception to eventual occupancy. Our expertise here includes preparation of feasibility studies, sketch design proposals (with photo-realistic rendering and 3 dimensional modelling) and detailed design drawings. It also includes preparation of technical specifications as well as site supervision to meet local and international standards and guidelines.
For buildings and other engineering facilities to perform their intended functions, all the various component elements of the structure must act together to form a supportive structural system and transmit the forces (in any combination) to the foundation. Our structural engineering expertise ranges from structural engineering planning, analysis, elements design, detailing and specifications.
Cost & Schedule Management
SFGL is unparalleled in providing cost, planning, and scheduling management services on projects in the construction industry. We provide owners with constant feedback and information to ensure successful project execution. To accomplish this, we develop and maintain custom reports that graphically depict project cost and schedule status in a timely manner. This leads to enhanced cost and schedule management and increases the likelihood of achieving (or beating) your cost and schedule goals.
Effective program management requires developing and maintaining detailed program schedules for all program phases. In fact, schedule management starts well before construction begins, ideally in the planning phase where each task associated with design, bidding, construction, and commissioning is scheduled to avoid construction delays. Our schedule management services include developing master, objective, design phase, construction, and commissioning/close-out schedules; reviewing contractor schedules; setting time and liquidated damages; and providing value scheduling. Using a critical path method (CPM), we prepare and update master schedules that portray summary level activities for each phase of large, complex construction projects.
Our cost management processes actively control cost at all project stages, giving project participants a clear financial picture at any time and allowing team members to make timely, informed decisions. In addition, integrating cost and schedule data from each project identifies potential interferences with, impacts to, or competition for limited resources, often before program/project milestones are impacted.
Project Management Consulting
Multifaceted construction programs have complex challenges that require successful team integration. Building the right team to manage your project is crucial to your success. Our consultants have the proven ability and expertise to manage the most complex projects. We identify issues and resolve conflicts before they become problems using established procedures and processes that consistently yield excellent results. We focus on the big picture, establishing priorities and coordinating activities and participants to ensure that your projects are delivered safely and satisfactorily, on time, and within budget.
In today’s litigious environment, proper training can ensure a profitable, timely project. More than ever, we realize the importance of being prepared and current on the latest techniques to enable your success. Seag Focus consultants and associates are available to help you learn or enhance a range of skills. We conduct training programs and seminars that give our clients the knowledge they need to more effectively execute complex projects.