Fluor Corporation

Design Solutions Align with Client Objectives



Fluor’s goal for all projects is to produce a facility that meets the Clients’ objectives for throughput capacity and quality of product. The detailed engineering and design phase is a key step in a capital project. Fluor develops plans to ensure that the designs reflect Client requirements and facilitate construction of facilities that meet our Clients’ strategic objectives.

Fluor's conceptual design capabilities align each project's function, scope, cost, and schedule with Client objectives to optimize project success. The conceptual design phase offers the best opportunity to assess business, commercial, and technical risks; and to improve return on investment.

During conceptual design, Fluor uses the Baseline CentricSM approach to deliver appropriate, cost-effective solutions that enhance the value of Clients' assets and increase their long-term business success. This proprietary system begins with the FOCUSSM process, a collaborative work practice that engages all of a project's multidisciplinary team members in the project's development.

The FOCUSprocess:

  • Builds early consensus across all disciplines and functional areas
  • Solves the project’s issues prior to execution
  • Establishes a detailed estimate
  • Connects each project activity and decision to the estimate
  • Reduces the number of change orders
  • Assigns accountability for services and material
  • Details EPC in a conceptual design report

Other conceptual design services include feasibility studies, project-development planning, technology evaluation and recommendations, risk-management assessment, global siting, financing planning, constructability reviews, asset and life-cycle optimization over the facility's lifecycle, and front-end engineering.

Fluor has several innovative design tools to assist the design process, for example:

3rd Gen Modular ExecutionSM (patent pending) is a process that employs methods and work processes to assure modularization drives the layout. Client benefits include project cost savings, cost and schedule predictability, and reduced schedules, by performing construction activities in parallel at the site and at the module yard.

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