EDR is an independent engineering firm that operates both nationally and internationally for both private and public sector clients. It specialises in planning and consultancy services in construction engineering and project management assignments in virtually all construction disciplines.

We consciously and consistently foster the interdisciplinary exchange of experiences and connect specialized knowledge from different fields of activity: both within the various EDR service areas and with our sister company Codema International GmbH and MF Dr. Flohrer Beratende Ingenieure GmbH. If required, we can provide our clients with extensive consulting as well as civil engineering and project management services from a single source.

“Many thanks for your pro-active support on this project. Your persistence helped us remove many a heavy burden.”

Hubert Hammer, Leiter Gebäudeentwicklung Wacker Chemie AG

 

Project Management


For public sector clients and private investors alike. Our professional methods and IT solutions support you both in Germany and abroad, and ensure the efficient and target-oriented implementation of your project. Our primary focus is on ensuring the success of your project in terms of cost, schedule, quality and sustainability.

We manage and supervise

Transportation and infrastructure

airports, railways, trams, roads, tunnels, bridges, highways

Energy and plant engineering

chemicals, power plants, geothermal and wind power plants, sewage plants

Industry, commerce and administration

company, production, commercial and office buildings

Education, culture and sport

schools, theatres, concert halls, sports venues, childcare centres

Residential and health

hospital and residential construction, old people's and nursing homes

We offer


Project management as per § 2 AHO (German fee structure for architects and engineers) at all project stages and for all scopes

 

Areas of activity

A Organisation, information coordination
   and documentation
   (across all areas of activity)
B Quality and quantity
C Costs and funding
D Scheduling, capacities and logistics
E Contracts and insurance

 

Project stages

1 Project preparation
2 Planning (preliminary, draft
   and approval plans)
3 Implementation preparation
   (implementation planning,
   Ternering, preparation for and
   assistance with contract award)
4 Implementation (project supervision)
5 Project completion
   (project supervision, documentation)

 


Under § 3 AHO, project management services include the non-delegatable portion of the principal's responsibilities with line decision-making and execution authority. Contractor authorisation to perform such actions is a requirement for this.

 

 

In addition to active project management for the "principal", EDR also offers independent controlling for investors, banks or users that are not involved in the operational activities of the project themselves but have a great interest in the project objectives being achieved. For example, effective controlling running parallel to a project can considerably reduce credit risks for capital providers.

 

 

Our partner company EDR Software GmbH offers high-performance database applications for maintaining the construction daily log book and registering and tracking construction defects. These applications can make a valuable contribution to increased transparency at little cost and to the success of a project in terms of preventing defects and additional work, particularly for large projects with a large number of defects and/or disrupted work schedules.

We provide our principals with advice and assistance on the introduction and use of IT solutions for project documentation and defect management. If desired, we can send employees to provide on-site assistance to our principal's project team.

 

 

The construction of energy-efficient buildings, healthy and comfortable living and working space with resource-efficient use of construction materials and structures is a topic of our time. In addition to energy efficiency, the sustainability of buildings also comprises ecology and the life cycle of construction materials and buildings as well as economic efficiency and function.
The certification of buildings in compliance with the requirements of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen e.V. [German Sustainable Building Council] is a critical support to designers and building owners in the implementation of sustainable buildings.

 

The advantages of certification are:

  • Contribution to climate protection
  • Reduction in operating cost
  • Value retention of the real estate
  • Increase in market value
  • Compliance with climate neutrality requirements

 

We as consultants will be your building's support to achieve these objectives.

 

 

 

 

 

Most large-scale projects use Internet-based "project rooms" for communication and the secure exchange of documents. This allows the number of communication processes to be reduced considerably. At the same time, the system helps to considerably increase transparency with respect to the current processing status of documents and verifiability of testing and approval processes.

Our services include the set-up and operation of Internet-based project rooms. Our partner company EDR Software GmbH provides the IT solution and relevant infrastructure for this purpose.

 

 

EDR assists public contracting entities with tendering procedures in accordance with VgV, VOB, VOL and SektVO. If desired, tender documents can be made available via our website.

 

 

We manage the preparation and execution of architectural competitions in accordance with applicable requirements. Our services include coordination and preparation of the call for submissions, preparation, management and recording of colloquiums and jury meetings, and preliminary examination of submitted works for compliance with requirements. If needed, we can also evaluate the works for cost-effectiveness in construction and operation.

 

 

Energy-efficient buildings significantly contribute to climate protection; their pollutant emissions are considerably below the average. In this respect, high functionality and economic efficiency is to be ensured.

We perform analyses in compliance with the Energy Saving Ordinance applicable in Germany for residential buildings and non-residential buildings and consult you:

  • in the determination of building component structures
  • installation engineering
  • possibilities to obtain subsidies and grants

 

 

 

The Federal Government, the States and Municipalities are under an enormous pressure to consolidate their spending. This increases the demands for a professional, transparent Public Real Estate Management.

EDR offers consulting services for the optimisation of project and operational sequencing within the public and local administration. We further support you with the adjustment of existing structures in the real estate management and their organisational units.

Our focus is on stable and cost-efficient processes and organisation models in order to prepare your real estate management for the future.

 

 

As the client you are bound by law to ensure health and safety of all employees on your construction site.

EDR provides all corresponding health and safety services in accordance with the applicable laws.

We consult you on health and safety aspects during the planning and tendering stage of a project. We prepare the health and safety plan and take care of its further development during the project. On top of this we train the site personnel and continuously monitor the compliance with requirements set out in the health and safety plan.

 

 

 

Before making an investment decision to acquire and possibly convert or renovate a property, investors and sellers need accurate information on the condition and existing qualitative and quantitative features of the property, including investment-relevant information on, for example, energy efficiency, refurbishment requirements, supporting structure, pollutants, making an area accessible (e.g. by construction roads), historical building protection, possibility of obtaining approval for new uses.

We provide valuable decision-making assistance for purchases and supporting arguments for sales, including an analysis of the opportunities and risks for intended future uses of the property.

 

 

The process of accepting and rejecting additional claims is very important for the achievement of project objectives. EDR's already begins to perform claims management in the preparation phase for tender documents and contracts. Many years of experience and extensive technical expertise allow us to identify risks of additional work at an early stage and provide appropriate information for optimisation.

We use a sophisticated database application developed by EDR Software GmbH for tracking, documenting and displaying additional claims, including their effects on cost and scheduling projections, to help us with claims management.

Tunnelling/Geotechnical Engineering


Our specialists include civil engineers, structural engineers, geologists and geotechnical engineers. They provide our clients with comprehensive planning advice and support, and help with issues and projects relating to tunnel construction, special civil engineering or geotechnical engineering. Regardless of whether you are building an underground railway, infrastructure (road and rail), dams, airports, hydropower plants, railway systems, or supply and disposal systems, we are a competent and experienced partner who can help you plan and technically equip your property or structure.

We are, moreover, licensed by the Eisenbahnbundesamt (EBA) (German Federal Railway Authority) to inspect geotechnical engineering, tunnel and rock construction projects of Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways).

We plan and supervise

Tunnels (conventional or TBM), trenches, underground garages, mines, caverns, galleries, foundations, underpinnings, soil and dam structures and special structures

We offer


  • Supplementary and standalone studies for engineering design, expert opinions and assessments on the construction site and geological conditions for rounding out and clarifying technical questions and subsequent engineering services

  • Risk assessments for fire loads in tunnels


  • Basic assessments, preliminary plans, draft plans, approval plans, execution plans, preparation and assistance with contract awards, site management, project supervision and documentation

  • Inventories, local site supervision, etc.

  • Definition, assessment, tendering and assisting with third party services (experts, specialist planners, etc.)


  • All basic services, including in particular services in the German Fee Schedule for Architects and Engineers

  • Preliminary plans, draft plans, approval plans, execution plans (formwork plans, concrete reinforcement plans, etc.), preparation of contract award

  • Preparation of comparative calculations, project supervision (acceptance of concrete reinforcement, etc.), assessments of changes to existing structures, proof of earthquake resistance, concrete-related advice, etc.

  • Structural analysis services for the German Federal Railway Authority


  • All basic services for components and technical equipment such as pumps, electrical instrumentation and controls (EI&C equipment), lighting, ventilation systems, fire protection equipment, etc.

  • Basic assessments, preliminary plans, draft plans, approval plans, execution plans, preparation and assistance with contract awards, site supervision, project supervision and documentation

  • Inventories and inventory assessments, systems analysis, economic feasibility studies, pollutant emissions calculations, etc.


  • Supervision and management of construction execution

  • Health and safety coordination by qualified and certified personnel in accordance with the German Construction Site Regulation (BaustellVO) during the planning and execution phases

 

Groundwater models, three-dimensional structural models of tunnels and structures for assessing and analysing stresses, deformation and load transference

 


Picture of shaft number 3

 

Definition and concept for measurement controls for evaluating subsidence and deformation of the ground or structure

 

 

Finite element computer models for determining local and global stability, flow conditions and subsidence for a wide variety of structures

 

 

Hydraulic Engineering


We provide our clients with comprehensive advice and support when planning and executing their projects in Germany and abroad – from the initial ideas and concepts right up to realisation and successful commissioning, for new or existing buildings or rehabilitation projects. Our experts can identify the best possible solution that balances the issues of functionality, cost efficiency, safety, fitness for purpose, and environmental compatibility.

We plan and supervise

Hydropower plants, flood protection measures, flood control reservoirs, flood polders, weirs, dams, locks, pumping stations, rehabilitations, river works, torrent control systems, steel structures for hydraulic engineering

We offer

 

Inventory assessments, feasibility studies, profitability analysis, advice and examination of technical feasibility, preparation of technical conceptual solutions, etc.

 

  

  • Basic assessments, preliminary plans, draft plans, approval plans, execution plans, preparation and assistance with contract awards, site management, project supervision and documentation

  • Inventories, local site supervision, etc.

  • Definition, assessment, tendering and assisting with third party services (experts, specialist planners, etc.)

 


  • All basic services, including in particular services in the German Fee Schedule for Architects and Engineers

  • Preliminary plans, draft plans, approval plans, execution plans (formwork plans, concrete reinforcement plans, etc.), preparation of contract award

  • Preparation of comparative calculations, project supervision (acceptance of concrete reinforcement, etc.), assessments of changes to existing structures, proof of earthquake resistance, concrete-related advice, etc.

 

 

   

  • All basic services for components and technical equipment such as pumps, sluice valves, electrical instrumentation and controls (EI&C equipment), pressure pipelines, etc.

  • Basic assessments, preliminary plans, draft plans, approval plans, execution plans, preparation and assistance with contract awards, site supervision, project supervision and documentation

  • Inventories and inventory assessments, systems analysis, economic feasibility studies, pollutant emissions calculations, etc.

 


  • All services not falling under technical equipment, such as hydroelectric turbines, grate cleaning machines and steel water structures

  • Basic assessments, preliminary plans, draft plans, approval plans, execution plans, preparation and assistance with contract awards, site supervision, project supervision and documentation

  • Inventories and inventory assessments, systems analysis, economic feasibility studies, etc.

 

 


  • Supervision and management of construction execution

  • Health and safety coordination by qualified and certified personnel in accordance with the German Construction Site Regulation (BaustellVO) during the planning and execution phases

 

 

Supplementary and accompanying studies for engineering design, expert opinions and plans for rounding out and clarifying technical questions and engineering services

Special Project Areas


In addition to its three core disciplines, EDR also offers a wide range of engineering services that enhance and expand the portfolio. These include not just structural framework planning for tunnel construction and hydraulic engineering, but the following areas, in particular:

 

 

We offer

 

Preliminary survey, survey, measurement of river channels

 

 

Environmental impact studies, accompanying landscape management plan, special wildlife conservation assessment, flora-fauna-habitat impact study

 

 

Our proprietary program EDR fire allows stress conditions to be calculated under fire loading and used to determine structural cross-section dimensions.

 

 

Groundwater models, three-dimensional structural models of tunnels and structures for assessing and analysing stresses, deformation and load transference

 

 

 

Water table location calculations using Hydro_AS-2D or HEC-RAS to determine discharge years and their flood areas or for dimensioning and checking hydraulic capacity

 

 

 

 

Services for assessing the existing geological situation, and the planning and solution approaches resulting from this

 

Assessment, inventory and preparation of refurbishment concepts for existing concrete structures to maintain structural value for tunnel structures, dams, power plants, etc.

 

 

Preparation of due diligence, expert opinions and other analyses to assess the value of a facility or its construction, refurbishment or conversion and/or its yield, in particular for power plant projects

 

 

Project rooms and communication levels are set up together with EDR Software for comprehensive processing of projects and public information.