"During the past six years we have come to rely on the diligence and professional integrity of Waldeck as its partner in providing design and build projects, from inception through to completion.
“Paul Waldeck and his team have come through for us on several projects to date within tight deadlines, achieving completion on time and in some cases ahead of schedule all to our specifications and within budget."
"They are accurate with drawings and specifications, offering support as necessary. They are also very good at negotiating the planning approval process and overcoming the majority of obstacles that inevitably arise.
"We have now worked with Waldeck on a further three projects, with combined project costs of c£20 million, and have commenced work with them on a fourth project with an estimated cost of £11 million."
Company Secretary, Major Plc
08450 990 285
Re engineering Laboratories
Waldeck’s Technical Steering Group also has a major contributing responsibility to ensure that we are consistently producing the best products that we can. The group is tasked with scrutinising this in a scientific way, just like a laboratory would. The result is that we are driving continuous improvement through proper analysis and so we can re-engineer methodology, systems or even just constituent parts to ensure that we are creating and processing best product, in the best way.
All company projects are transparently available for internal audit, irrespective of size, at any stage in the process but obviously we always have a laboratory at the outset to establish and agree the optimum way forward. For larger, long-term projects, there may be several laboratory tests in the duration.
There are not many worlds quite as commercially challenging as being a contractor or sub-contractor in the construction industry. We are often employed by them at tender stage to help find angles and to help find margin. There is rarely anything wrong with the designs and specifications that we see but there are often other ways, other solutions and our team provides re-engineering laboratories to re-assess our client contractor’s tenders and generate alternative bid solutions.
We have numerous examples where our client contractor may have sat in a fair position post tender based upon the compliant submission but actually secured the contract with an alternative bid solution with the help of Waldeck’s Re-engineering Laboratories and secured margin in the process.
We often hear the phrase “Value Engineering” or “VE”, which is fine at one level. But if one operates and thrives in a culture of innovation and invention, one that invests in R&D, invests in serious technology and scrutinises people, processes and products as if under a laboratory microscope in order to re-engineer the norm, this represents true value at another level. This is what we at Waldeck do.
“ It seems like the more challenging a project is, the more excited they get because they say that they have a better chance of finding something for us. Their approach to risk is refreshing for a consultant and we also like the way that they communicate their findings in plain English. Our hit rate has improved since we started working with them and we appreciate their integrity when they say that they will only work with one contractor on the same given tender. Good people and good service!” – Director, Major National Contractor
“We attended one of Waldeck’s free expert seminars and the advice we received was invaluable. It opened our eyes to many important issues and also helped us to save money. We can whole-heartedly recommend them.”
“Waldeck take a project and turn it on its head. Their alternative designs offer something new and exciting in the market place. Getting Waldeck on board is the difference between winning and losing the contract.”