Engineered Systems International (ESI) is a Lebanese company with a diversified skill-set which enables it to propose services to a variety of clients in many disciplines. ESI is best-known for its integrated approach to projects with quality-driven engineers, technicians, and professionals. Our business strategy is built on cultivating long-term relations with clients.
ESI managed to grow through challenging times by delivering quality and timely services to its clients.
Founded in the year 2000, ESI is a dynamic organization that identifies itself in the quality of construction services provided to its clients and provides expert-level security consulting. It differentiates itself from others in the industry in its integration of best-in-class project management and engineering skills.
It is mainly through committed team efforts, the adoption of a growth philosophy, and a forward-looking attitude towards projects and clients that we were able to successfully consolidate our presence in the field of professional engineering services.
ESI has no affiliations or financial interests in any manufacturers, contractors or vendors. Our recommendations and programs are developed only in the best interests of our clients.
In addition to the considerable skill-set available in its local operation, ESI also benefits from a number of affiliate partners in the USA through the Protection Partners International (PPI) Consulting Alliance (for security consulting activities), Algeria and Qatar (for construction services). This enables ESI to practice in the following condensed list of disciplines:
ESI has in-house specifications-writing capabilities for numerous project types. We cover the general conditions of each section along with materials, workmanship and special requirements. ESI's specifications (in CSI format) are customized for each situation according to the constraints presented by the local environment, the client's needs, and the design objectives.
Contract conditions are also prepared to ensure the proper handling, management and relation with the contractor. ESI typically recommends FIDIC templates adapted to the client's requirements and needs.
ESI utilizes formalized processes for all aspects of its work:
- Appointing only qualified Project Managers to handle project logistics
- Providing supporting Subject Matter Experts to help assure compliance of designs to the client's interests
- Reliance on formalized production processes
- Conducting peer reviews where required
The need to properly coordinate among participants and across diverging interests and disciplines is often an overlooked ingredient in the construction industry. ESI's emphasis on the inter-disciplinary coordination as a stand-alone task is illustrated by the set of standardized tools at its disposal.
By formalizing the coordination process and developing a workflow within a standard procedure subject to checks and balances, we have mitigated a significant part of the construction risk.
Needs Analysis Study
We perform needs assessments,surveys and analyses, and review existing conditions. The objective is to place the project in the context of the client's strategic and long term needs first. This approach often reveals needs and design requirements that are unknown even to the client. Design standards are also identified at this stage. Based on its findings, recommendations are made that will constitute the basis for all subsequent detailed design efforts.
This outlines the desired program in more detail, taking the client from broad strategies into identifying technologies, circulation flow, occupation diagrams, and the like. The document includes system descriptions, a preliminary budget and concept drawings.
Drawings, criteria specifications, schedules, and cost estimates are developed in this step. In smaller projects, they can also be used as a minimum set of construction documents in the form of functional requirements.
This final step in the design process comprises the production of a coordinated set of contract documents, detailing all components, installations, construction items, systems,equipment, and installation requirements:
- Project Schedules
- Cost Estimates
In addition to assisting our clients in researching vendor and contractor qualifications, ESI also conducts bid reviews for conformance to Contract Documents and provides detailed and thorough bid evaluation reports and recommendations.
Construction Compliance Review
We help assure conformance of construction work to the Contract Documents through direct site supervision and oversight. This can range from providing occasional inspections at key nodes in the implementation process to providing full-time project residency.