We offer the following as solutions:

ADC – Automated Design Coordination

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We are the first company that has introduced Automated Design Coordination (ADC) in our design project management and we are also offering this service to our international partners.

Automated Design Coordination is allowing companies to win up to 40% of efficiency in design phase. It solves efficiency gaps and frees project managers from most of the technical work using templates, task management, automated e-mails with legally proven text etc. Solution enables full transparency in design and is prerequisite for IPD projects.

One of the tools that improves efficiency significantly, is a tool that automates Solibri clash-checks and creates automatically tasks for architects and engineers to solve the clashes (+ automated task progress monitoring) – this saves time for BIM-coordinator and project manager.

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IPD – Integrated Project Delivery

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Innovative in Estonian market is that we use Integrated Project Delivery process. It involves all project parties including contractor, supervision, consultants, end users, etc. early in the design phase. In close cooperation with the owner (developer) project goals are set and all parties will aspire to accomplish these goals.

Multi-party agreement enables free information flow among project participants, reduces misunderstandings between parties and thus provides reduction of costs.

Architecture & engineering solutions

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Architecture (architectural concept & technical architecture)

Our architects stand out for their ability to chip in on technical matters. We think big, but the architectural solutions we provide are always carefully thought through. Our architects work side by side with special parts engineers, leading to the creation of integral, architecturally eye-catching works.

Landscape architecture

On average, people spend 90% of their time indoors. That means that the time we spend outside needs to be particularly high-quality – inspiring and invigorating. We design outdoor environments that plug people in to nature’s energy socket and that enrich urban space.

Interiors

We design spaces for people. We take the time we need to understand what the people who’ll be using the spaces want and what their habits are. Whatever the building, our interior architects always add a touch of aesthetic character, taking into account the possibilities that are actually open to the client.

Structural engineering

Strong; steadfast; supportive. Just like our team of structural engineers, since this is a field that has a lot of responsibility attached to it and that follows very high ethical norms. We already know how solve things and what we can do to optimise structures.

HVAC

The ideal indoor climate is created in designing heating, ventilation and cooling systems so as to boost the comfort and productivity of users. At the same time, the field is constantly expanding as new technology and energy-efficient solutions are developed. Esplan’s energy efficiency specialist is also our team leader for HVAC.

Water supply & sewerage

The classic technical system solution in which contemporary practice demands that complex climate limits and conditions be taken into account and that there are functional systems even in extreme accident situations.

Electricity & automated systems

Esplan works with its long-standing partners to provide all parts of designing an electrical installation. These are, for example, design of substations and power lines, high and low current power supply and installations of buildings, outdoor electricity networks as well as design of automated control systems of complicated technological devices.

Fire safety

Fire safety isn’t just about drawing up evacuation plans: depending on the nature of the site we also provide solutions for fire-extinguishing systems (sprinkler, foam, gas, aerosol and water vapor), smoke extraction, automated fire signals, the automation of fire-extinguishing systems and internal and external water supply for fire-fighters.

Simulations & analyses

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Our specialists are able to model a building’s energy consumption, airflows, cold bridges, internal climate and natural light. If needed, we can draw up profitability calculations for various solutions and work with the client to determine the optimal solution. We use comprehensive simulations and involve specialists, which enables energy savings of 20-50% and savings on maintenance costs of 15-35%.

We offer the opportunity to use the initial building model to play out a variety of scenarios and to perform cost efficiency analyses on them. The service we offer can also be used for comparative analysis of plans drafted by other bureaus.

For analysing the energy efficiency of buildings, Esplan has a dedicated and certified BREEAM consultant and assessor: energy efficiency specialist Erkki Seinre, PhD. He works with IES software, which produces dynamic simulations. Our architects and construction designers are also trained in energy efficiency. In planning peripheral structures and doors and windows and constructing nodes, they take minimising heat permeability and cold bridges into account. They use Therm software to this end.

All in BIM

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Successful real estate and construction companies and public sector organisations have adopted BIM or Building Information Modelling in their everyday work, as we have here at Esplan. We use the best resources and programmes, including ArchiCAD, Tekla and MagiCAD.

Advantages of using BIM*:

  • up to 40% fewer changes
  • budget accuracy +/- 3% (+/-10% compared to ordinary budgeting)
  • up to 80% less time spent on budgeting
  • up to 10% savings on the construction budget thanks to inconsistency checks
  • up to 7% time savings (within the framework of the construction project as a whole)
  • projects viewable in 3D
  • more effective design meetings

A virtual model also enables you to compare options from the point of view of energy efficiency, internal climate and natural light, as well as to analyse the profitability of the initial investment and future energy consumption.

The BIM design process differs from the classic design process in terms of the way work is divided up within a project – the majority of the work is done in the drafting stage. It’s the client who’s the big winner here, because contributing more to the drafting phase allows you to save a considerable amount of time in later stages (since you won’t have to make as many changes) and provides greater budget security.

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* Based on a Stanford University survey that assessed 32 projects

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During its many years of operation Esplan has come to know the actual needs of its clients, which take in everything from development and pre-construction consultations to design services and supervision up to the handover of the building.

Instead of providing a service, we offer solutions that help our clients achieve substantial savings. If needed, we can back up our assessments with guarantees.

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