FEASIBILITY AND CONCEPTUAL STUDIES
SMSI performs feasibility and conceptual studies to address engineering issues as a critical first step in long-range, integrated facility and system master planning efforts. We know how to package and present complex information to provide decision-makers with a good understanding of key issues and recommendations to get the right solution, which helps clients secure timely project approvals.
SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND REQUIREMENTS
Accurate and traceable definition of system requirements is a prerequisite for the successful execution of complex systems and facilities projects. SMSI defines, develops, and documents programmatic, functional, performance, and operational requirements while integrating safety, regulatory, and program drivers. We know how to define requirements in a way that satisfies user objectives the first time. We follow up with analytical and documentation support to align execution with requirements through effective configuration management.
SMSI’s engineering management services help our clients coordinate and validate multiple inputs from internal design staff, architect/engineering (A/E) firms, specialty service providers, construction firms, and equipment suppliers. The results include accurate and compliant design and engineering products that satisfy project objectives and can be constructed efficiently, safely, and on time and budget.
SMSI’s independent project reviews allow clients to assess their success in meeting technical, cost, schedule, and management objectives. Early gap analysis is especially useful in advance of formal audits and reviews. We excel at evaluating activities that are in trouble and at developing rapid and practical recovery plans that integrate technical, cost, and schedule requirements. Our reviewers have an average experience base of more than 40 years and offer a wealth of expertise in a broad range of technical and project management disciplines.
FACILITIES ENGINEERING SUPPORT
SMSI subject-matter experts and engineers provide facilities engineering and operations expertise. We support a broad range of activities including, startup and commissioning support, fire protection support, electrical engineering (power distribution), instrumentation and controls, maintenance management and conduct of engineering and conduct of operations.