Whitecode Design Associates (WDA) has a team of Engineers and a Statutory Authorities Negotiators (STATs Team) who are experienced in liaising with the utility companies to provide seamless delivery of statutory applications. Our STATs Team provide an essential role for our Clients in providing the vital transition from the design stage to the handover of quotes for programming at site level.
WDA will obtain existing utility records for your development to ascertain the location of the utilities already in situ. Our Engineers will create an existing services drawing showing whether any diversions or disconnections are required and our STATs Team will apply to the relevant Statutory Authority for a quote. If required we can arrange for a sub-scan of the site to determine the location of the services and we can also carry out a desktop survey to establish the historic nature of the site so you are more informed about what you are buying.
At the earliest opportunity, our STATs Team will apply for temporary builder’s supplies and request network capacity checks from the existing network operator. This is to ascertain the availability of supply for your development. We will also negotiate to utilise existing supplies, thereby negating the need for unnecessary new connections and offsite reinforcement costs wherever possible.
Our experienced Engineers will create a new incoming services drawing, calculate site loads and design the most appropriate and cost-effective routes for the new infrastructure. A full application for both budget and firm quotations are then undertaken on your behalf. To keep you in the loop, a progress report (STATs Tracker) is issued fortnightly.
The STATs Team will generally have no further role to play once the client has received, accepted and paid a quotation. The notion being our clients will liaise directly with the chosen utility company to programme the works in accordance with their construction programme. That said, the STATs Team will always be on hand to assist whenever our help is required on issues relating to utilities.
At WDA, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our clients to ensure the transition from design to delivery is as smooth as possible. The STATs Team are there to help even when our scope of works has been completed. This is a pledge that we strongly uphold and which has provided the work ethos of WDA since the company was founded.
Our Stats Team can help whether WDA are appointed for M&E design on your project or as a stand alone service.
Founded in 1994 as Whitecode Design Associates Ltd, the practice has subsequently grown into a multi-disciplinary international consultancy comprising four distinct companies. The Whitecode Group includes Whitecode Design Associates Ltd, a leading MEP consultancy specialising in large-scale, mixed-use developments. Walker Mower (founded in 1975) was acquired by the Group in 2011 as a well-established MEP consultancy specialising in retail, offices and schools therefore increasing the Group’s scope of services. Whitecode Developments was established in 2011 in response to the needs of our clients for a quality assurance service during construction and to provide building analytics services for the identification and management of post-construction defects. Whitecode South Africa was founded in 2014 and provides a high quality digital draughting facility for the Group as well as project management, interior design and architectural services.
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