Each new plant or building first exists on paper. The interim period before the finished construction is assigned its function is an intense, exciting time full of surprises. Each project phase therefore demands proficient and purposeful management from the initial concept through to the ceremonial handover.
Project planning in construction
One of CONVIS’s responsibilities is project planning. We specialise primarily in structural and civil engineering, building services and plant design, but also in redevelopment, site development and infrastructure. We cover all the phases from the initial basic evaluation, to the detailed planning stage, right through to project completion. We are present on site, where we carefully monitor whether what is being carried out accords with the plans. Since we are out and about as project managers as well, we also know all the requirements of a goal-oriented, realistic project plan from this perspective.
Fast reaction times and a direct line to decision-makers
CONVIS is an owner-run company with flat hierarchies. We are effective and big enough to take on demanding commissions without being subject to the structural constraints of a large company. Clients can have confidence in our fast reaction times and, where required, have the advantage of being able to speak directly to the decision-makers. This means that, in urgent situations, solutions can be implemented quickly and practically. Both public and private clients find this extremely useful.. Our clients know that a handshake is important to us and that we can be relied upon to act in their interests as we press ahead with things.
Based in the Ludwig-Erhard-Haus, the Industrie- und Handelskammer (IHK or Chamber of Industry & Commerce) keeps constant watch over the preservation of the building, which is known as the “Armadillo” due to its unusual shape. In order to keep the building up-to-date and ensure that it meets the current needs of the businesses using it, CONVIS designs, coordinates and monitors more than 20 specific measures pertaining to structural engineering and building services.
Commissioning client: Industrie- und Handelskammer Berlin [Berlin Chamber of Commerce and Industry]
Along Berlin’s Fließstraße and Tabbertstraße are residential buildings, some of which are student accommodation and others which are high-value freehold apartments. CONVIS designs and monitors the 321 student apartments and the 527 freehold apartments, fulfilling all aspects of building services.
Commissioning client: Hilpert Fließ GmbH & Co. KG | Hilbert TAB GmbH & Co. KG
With the high-voltage power line, which has a capacity of 1,400 Mw, the building client DC Nordseekabel GmbH & Co. KG has created a connection to the capacities of the hydroelectric power stations in Norway, thereby counteracting bottlenecks in the German transmission network. At the same time, this results in greater opportunity to exchange renewable energies while contributing to reducing CO2 emissions.
With its application for the building project – in accordance with the Federal Emission Control Act – and the concurrent design of the whole construction project, from the drainage of the building zone to the detailed layout of the halls, CONVIS is making a substantial contribution to the realisation of the Wilster converter station.
Commissioning client: Matthäi Bauunternehmen GmbH & Co. KG
The premises of the former “Eastman Kodak Company”, which spread over approximately 37,600 m², have been transformed from an historic industrial site into an area containing high-value housing and the corresponding infrastructure. Once the location of manufacturers of glossy and radiographic films, these buildings right on the Müggelspree river have been given a new lease of life.
Commissioning client: ESTAVIS AG