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Project Management

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Planning

Planning

With a team of experienced and highly qualified professionals in our project planning and management team, Cognition is adept at taking your project through all stages from concept, feasibility...

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Planning

With a team of experienced and highly qualified professionals in our project planning and management team, Cognition is adept at taking your project through all stages from concept, feasibility and due diligence through to value engineering, design and regulatory approval and on to project management, implementation and completion.  Our ISO9001 accredited Integrated Management System provides us with the tools to deliver your project effectively and efficiently, on time and within budget, to the quality you expect from Cognition Land and Water.

Permitting and regulation

Permitting and regulation

Cognition has an enviable track record of successfully negotiating approval of permit and licence applications with regulators, local authorities and other regulators.  Whilst the majority of...

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Permitting and regulation

Cognition has an enviable track record of successfully negotiating approval of permit and licence applications with regulators, local authorities and other regulators.  Whilst the majority of our team are contractors ‘born and bred’, a significant proportion of our senior management have specialist skills and backgrounds that lend themselves to successful regulator negotiation. Within our technical team our employees have almost 30 years experience working with and for the Environment Agency. Our Technical Director has almost 30 years’ experience working for engineering and environmental consultancies and understands their key drivers and demands. 

Through the regular work we carry out in remediation, earthworks and enabling works, Cognition is very familiar with obtaining approvals for Mobile Plant Permits, Materials Management Plans under DoWCoP, discharge consents (to ground and sewer), Deposit for Recovery Environmental Permits, Standard Rules and Bespoke Environmental Permits, etc.

Materials Management

Materials Management

The sustainable management of soils is a key driver for Cognition Land and Water.  Undoubtedly, the greatest impact we can make in terms of cost, programme, sustainability, waste minimisation...

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Materials Management

The sustainable management of soils is a key driver for Cognition Land and Water.  Undoubtedly, the greatest impact we can make in terms of cost, programme, sustainability, waste minimisation and carbon reduction is the proactive, systematic and meticulous management of site won soils.

 Specialist processing, picking and screening; biological and chemical treatment; stabilisation and solidification; rigorous tracking and segregation of stockpiles - all of these approaches lead to very significant reduction in unnecessary disposal to landfill with resultant savings in costs, tax and the loss of valuable materials resources.  We regularly achieve reuse or recycling of over 95% of previously marginal and contaminated soils on our projects.

 This is such an important issue for us that Cognition is a lead funder and Project Steering Group member for an upcoming CIRIA guide into the Sustainable Use of Surplus Soils and Aggregates on Construction Sites.  Being at the forefront of industry best practice gives us a valuable edge over our competition and enables us to offer cutting edge approaches and methodologies to our clients.

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Building Information Modelling (BIM)

At Cognition, we're committed to practical solutions that align with BIM level 2 standards. Our operations integrate seamlessly with a Quality Management System (QMS) under ISO 9001:2015...

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Building Information Modelling (BIM)

At Cognition, we're committed to practical solutions that align with BIM level 2 standards. Our operations integrate seamlessly with a Quality Management System (QMS) under ISO 9001:2015 certification since 2017, making us a reliable choice for tier 1 civil engineering contractors with a track record of successful large-scale projects.

Our focus on maintaining quality is evident in our 'zero defects approach.' We adhere closely to specifications, employ a comprehensive Quality Assurance (QA) strategy, and continuously refine our processes.

Cognition embraces practical innovation by incorporating 3D data as a standard practice on all projects. Digital CAD deliverables come in fully 3D formats, and chemical and geotechnical soil testing can be provided in AGS format, supporting efficient integration into Building Information Modeling (BIM) models.

We use fully 3D ground formation models to guide on-site plant operations and provide crucial information to stakeholders for a unified Stage 2 BIM model. Our capabilities include geotechnical and volumetric analysis on all projects, offering practical value engineering solutions at tender stage and throughout live projects. By optimising material usage and reducing offsite soil disposal through ground improvement techniques, we can quantify material requirements at an early stage and provide significant cost savings to our clients.

Housing project management

Housing project management

Cognition offers a turn key project management service from start to finish where we take on a project for a developer and carry out approvals, enabling works, groundworks followed by organising...

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Housing project management

Cognition offers a turn key project management service from start to finish where we take on a project for a developer and carry out approvals, enabling works, groundworks followed by organising all the follow on trades. We manage these trades to completion of the whole build and handing over the completed properties to ensure we meet the developers budgets and programme deadlines.

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