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AKN are experienced in several contracting methods commonly used in construction projects. AKN has in house Legal capability and experience to deal with JCT and NEC formsof contracting.
Traditional (or Lump Sum) Contracting: This is the most common contracting method also known as the ‘traditional’ or ‘lump sum’ method. Under this method, the AKN agrees to construct the project for a fixed price based on the design drawings and specifications provided by the client.
AKN is responsible for obtaining all necessary permits and approvals, hiring subcontractors, and completing the project within the agreed-upon timeframe.
Design and Build Contracting
In this method, the client contracts with AKN as a single entity, typically as a design and build contractor, to both design and construct the project. This method is often used when the client has limited expertise in construction or when the project is complex and requires an integrated approach to design and construction. This may involve the novation of contracts from professional services organisations and the execution of collateral warranties.
This method involves the client appointing AKN as management contractor to manage the construction process. AKN acts as an advisor to the client, overseeing the work of multiple contractors and subcontractors to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget. AKN charges a fee for these services only.
AKN are specialists in retail fuel operations where the critical infrastructure for the transportation industry needs to be maintained and refreshed to ensure it continues to operate safely and efficiently. Here are a few examples of construction and refresh projectson fuel stations
Jet wash facilities
It is important to follow all relevant regulations and guidelines for the installation of a car jet wash, as well as obtain any necessary permits or approvals. AKN areproven professionals who have vast experience in the installation of car jet washes guaranteeing that the installation is done correctly and safely.
Management and upgrade of the fuel storage system
Fuel storage systems are typically underground and can deteriorate over time. Upgrading the fuel storage system can helpensure compliance with environmental regulations and prevent leaks. AKN has several project-based solutions to extend the life of fuel infrastructure.
Installing new fuel dispensers and fuel lines
As fuel dispensers age or become outdated, they may need to be replaced with new ones that have modern features and meet current safety and environmental standards.
Refreshing the convenience store
Many fuel stations have convenience stores that sellfood, drinks, and other items. As an integral revenue and profit stream refreshing the convenience store will help attract customers and improve the overall appearance of the fuel station.
Adding electric vehicle charging stations
As electric vehicles become more common, adding charging stations to fuel stations can help attract customers and provide a new revenue stream for the business.
These are just a few examples of construction and refresh projects that AKN has significant history and experience of on retail fuel stations. It is important to work with professionals who have experience in the fuel station industry to ensure that all projects are done safelyand in compliance with relevant regulations.
Contact AKN with any project or FM requirement.
Modular building, also known as prefabricated or offsite construction, involves the creation of building modules in a factory setting, which are then transported to the building site and assembled into the final structure. This method of construction offers a number of advantages over traditional construction methods, including speed of construction, cost-effectiveness, and improved quality control.
Modular building works by breaking a building down into individual components, such aswalls, floors, and roofs, which are then prefabricated in a factory setting. These components are typically built using advanced manufacturing techniques, such as automated cutting and welding, which ensures a high degree of accuracy and consistency.
Once the components are completed, they are transported to the building site and assembled into the final structure. This process can be completed much more quickly than traditional construction methods, as much of the work is done offsite, which reduces the amount of time needed for on-site construction.
Modular building is also more cost-effective than traditional construction, as it reduces the amount of waste generated during construction and allows for better control over costs. Additionally, the use of factory-made components reduces the amount of labour needed onsite, which can lead to further cost savings.
Overall, modular building is a highly effective and efficient method of construction that offers a number of benefits over traditional construction methods. As a result, it is becoming an increasingly popular choice for a wide range of building projects, from residential homes to commercial buildings and even skyscrapers. AKN are specialists in all the enabling works for a modular build and completing complex integrations in schools, hospitals and temporary facilities.
Installing an electric vehicle (EV) charger requires careful planning and execution to ensure the safety and efficiency of the system. The general steps required to install an EV charger are:
Determine your charging needs
Consider your EV's battery size, charging time, and the distance you drive daily to determine your charging needs. This will help you choose the right EV charger for your needs.
Choose the right charger
There are different types of EV chargers. Each type has different power output and charging times. AKN can help you choose the charger that suits your needs and budget.
Choose the installation location
AKN will determine the best location to install your EV charger. We will consider the distance from your electric panel, proximity to your EV parking area, and accessibility to the charger.
AKN has licensed electricians
Installing an EV charger requires electrical knowledge and skills. A licensed electrician is required to perform the installation. The electrician will be familiar with local electrical codes and regulations.
AKN will check with local government for any required permits for installing an EV charger. AKN will help you with the permit process. Install the charger: AKN will install the EV charger and make sure it is properly grounded, wired, and connected to the electrical panel.
Test the system
Once the installation is complete, AKN test the system to ensure it is functioning correctly. Making sure that the charging cable is securely attached to the EV andthe charger.
It is important to note that the installation process may vary depending on the type of EV charger you require, your electrical system, and your location.
Accreditation is important as it build a quality mentality into the business. AKN Build Ltd is constantly revising and updating its quality and commitments to Health and Safety the Environment and Sustainability.
As part of AKN’s commitment to sustainability and local projects cable drums recycled from Electrical Installations of EV charges are remastered into large table and sold with the proceeds going to charityLearn More