Design & delivery

We work closely with our clients to deliver value-adding solutions and manage risk for the projects and programs across the complete project lifecycle. We assess all aspects of and identify opportunities for continual improvement to ensure we provide our clients with outcomes that meet their needs.

We recognise that our success depends on our ability to build collaborative relationships with our clients and key stakeholders and protecting the social environment in the areas in which we operate. We focus on working closely with our clients to provide solutions that meet their sustainability requirements in an innovative and “value-add” manner.

Sustainability in design

At Ausenco, we are focused on delivering design solutions for our clients in accordance with their project needs. We work closely with our clients to ensure we understand and address their business, environmental and community objectives for every project and develop fit for purpose solutions that meet these needs.

Our Sustainability Policy guides us in this area and promotes the consideration of a project’s impacts on sustainability in the broadest sense. Our tailored approach then considers how we utilise the various design levers around project elements such as safety, social and environmental, plant design and footprint, maintenance, power, water, greenhouse gas, waste, transport and infrastructure factors, while taking advantage of opportunities to add intrinsic value and create positive outcomes.

Our knowledge and expertise in sustainable design has been developed by completing a wide range of projects that meet and exceed the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. We have LEED accredited professionals available who have applied their expertise to various projects, including, office buildings, energy utility plants, recreational venues, water treatment plants and wineries.

We have been involved in the design of a number of sustainable LEED accredited projects including the False Creek Energy Centre, which recovers heat from raw sewage through innovative design and achieved LEED Gold building practices; Stratus Winery, the first building in Canada and the first winery worldwide to achieve this status; the Sapperton Pump Station, and the Coquitlam UV Disinfection System, a LEED certified water treatment facility.

Sustainability in delivery

Consideration of sustainability objectives in project execution, particularly for “Create” phase projects enables us to add further value to our client’s outcomes.

Using our project execution procedures and practices we continue to work closely with our clients, sub-contractors, suppliers and the local communities during this phase to minimise negative impacts and add value.

Our Project Sub-consultant Questionnaire enables us to determine if sub-consultants are committed to our standards for health, safety, environment and community procedures and practices.

By engaging and developing local employees, contractors and sub-contractors, we can also make a positive, long-term difference to the local communities and learn from their experiences to improve our global perspective.

Project Sustainability Review

We take steps to ensure that the sustainability of a project is considered at all stages of a project lifecycle. In 2013, we also introduced the ‘Project Sustainability Review’ which consists of a five-step process including identifying opportunities to deliver social and environmental improvements on project execution plans. This best practice is applied to design projects within the HSEC Risk Assessment and Project Risk Management procedure where it meets the needs of our clients’ overall objectives.

It involves working with our clients and communities to achieve best practice sustainability outcomes at key stages of a project’s development and has now become a standard part of our project review process.

The purpose of our ‘Project Sustainability Review’ is to identify environmental and social risks within the designed works and develop the Environmental Risk Register, and where required, utilise this – to establish a Carbon Emissions Inventory.

Managing the environment on site

We have a highly capable team of industry recognised environmental and social professionals that can provide our clients with the necessary support for the full range of environmental or social conditions on project sites.

For more information on our environmental management programs on site, click here.

Our risk management approach

Our approach to risk management focuses on a philosophy of being aware and informed, to consider risks and opportunities in critical management decisions at any level.

Our mature systems and processes aim to support our clients in maximising value through providing a range of quality services.

The right people and the right tools

The quality of risk management is directly related to the people involved in the risk management process.

Ausenco manages risk through a specialist team who provide experience and knowledge in project delivery and business principles, as well as the technical expertise in risk management. They are responsible for educating and monitoring the network of trained and accredited Risk Facilitators and Risk Coordinators.

The facilitators and coordinators are responsible for maintaining and providing status reports from the Ausenco Active Risk Manager database.