Infrastructure Planning and Consulting

Infrastructure Planning and Consulting

Analysis and concepts

Drees & Sommer has been supporting public- and private-sector principals with the initiation, planning and realization of infrastructure projects for several decades. There is generally a high level of public interest in this area, which means that the projects need to be executed with particular care.

Potential analysis, feasibility studies, and project appraisals need to take technical and economic aspects into account, along with the legal concerns of the principal and the other parties involved in the project. We give the parties security by weighing up at an early stage the benefits of various implementation options. Thanks to a large number of successful projects in the past, we have extensive experience in establishing project structures and organizations, along with the accompanying processes and tools.

We incorporate the findings from analysis and feasibility studies into a well-thought-out master plan, or system plan, as the basis for projects. Our Project Management service provides principals with professional support in executing their projects – particularly with track work sites, where we ensure smooth logistics and optimize construction times, thereby reducing pressures. A concern for comprehensive health, safety, and environmental protection informs all of our activities. If several projects in a portfolio or investment program need to be processed at the same time, we make use of special tools and processes from our multiproject and program management systems. We manage award procedures and ensure the required order and organization for public sector approval processes by means of a tightly controlled approval management process. We also incorporate project-specific financing structures (such as public subsidies) into your project structure at an early stage, and assist you from the initial application with special financing, subsidies, and funds controlling. In addition, we ensure that services are correctly awarded and properly invoiced.

Our contract and supplementary claims management and proactive risk management highlights for you at an early stage the risks that can eventuate from delays, cost increases and legal disputes, and helps minimize or eliminate these as much as possible. Scrupulous monitoring of project risks ensures you have the required alternative courses for decision-making from the project idea through to commissioning. 

In cooperation projects between public and private partners (PPPs), we can help you with the general investigations required, and with the technical and economical customization of the projects. We also provide support from experienced specialists over the entire award and realization process. We take on the role of technical advisor to ensure funds are properly allocated.

Service elements and service modules:

  • Potential Analysis, Feasibility Studies
  • Project Appraisals (360° Analysis)
  • Organization and Process Consulting
  • Master Planning
  • System Planning Infrastructure
  • Project Management, Construction Site Logistics
  • Multiproject and Program Management
  • HSE Coordination (Health-Safety-Environment)
  • Contract Award Process
  • Approval Management
  • Financing, Subsidy and Funds Controlling
  • Contract, Supplementary Claims and Risk Management
  • PPP Consulting and Monitoring
  • Potential Analysis, Feasibility Studies
  • Project Appraisals (360° Analysis)
  • Organization and Process Consulting
  • Master Planning
  • System Planning Infrastructure
  • Project Management, Construction Site Logistics
  • Multiproject and Program Management
  • HSE Coordination (Health-Safety-Environment)
  • Contract Award Process
  • Approval Management
  • Financing, Subsidy and Funds Controlling
  • Contract, Supplementary Claims and Risk Management
  • PPP Consulting and Monitoring
Your value added:

“Based on sound analysis and concepts, you obtain an assured basis for your projects. We undertake professional management of the required award and approval processes, financing, and planning and construction implementation, delivering the projects within the stipulated time frame.”