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Construction Consulting

Property Consultancy Services Inc (PCS)

Property Consultancy Services Inc. (PCS) ( a subsidiary of Altman Real Estate) is a real estate and financial services consultancy firm based in Barbados serving the Caribbean region. PCS is run by Managing Director – Terry Hanton, a Chartered Accountant and Valuation Surveyor. The PCS team includes Accountants, Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers, Valuers, and Real Estate Consultants.

Our core lines of business include:

  • Property Valuations
  • Business Valuations
  • Project Management and Advisory Services
  • Feasibility Studies and Business Planning
  • Property Investment Advice
  • Hospitality Industry Consultancy Services
  • Accounting and Financial Services

PCS has project managed such projects as Sugar Hill and Limegrove in Barbados, and Villas on the Green in St. Lucia and is the only entity in the southern Caribbean providing a full suite of project funding services and debt/equity negotiation and valuation. The project management service has included full funding procurement and project financial management. Project services include constant equity valuation through project lifecycle utilising the four approaches to business valuation.

Contact

Terry Hanton
Managing Director, Property Consultancy Services Inc.
E: terry.hanton@altmanbarbados.com
T: 537-0850

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Construction Project Management

Blue Print Management

Blue Print Management Ltd. is a one stop shop for individuals or companies who need assistance with a construction project. We are a full service solution, from design to completion. We work in conjunction with our partners in the industry to provide a range of services that can be implemented jointly or separately. Blue Print Management offers Project Management Services, Architectural Services, Interior Design, Property Development and Turnkey Solutions. 

Blue Print’s core philosophy is that the client must be as excited about the project on its completion as they were when the project was conceptualized. Our team at Blue Print has the clients best interest in mind, and work tirelessly to make sure the project is completed on time and on budget. 

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Architects Construction

Argo Development Studio

Argo Development Studio founded by Managing Director, David Campion.

David has lectured and tutored at the School of Architecture, DIT, Ireland and has over 20 years of industry experience in design and development, working across a number of sectors in the US, across Europe and in the Caribbean.

The delivery of a number of award-winning ‘design build’ projects inspired David to create his own Development Studio that focused on achieving greater efficiencies in the design and development process.

Argo provides efficient expertise, cost certainty and on time delivery to its clients. We seek to rediscover the synergies of the “Master Builder” and safeguards the project journey, from concept to completion through strong leadership serving as a client guardian of built asset delivery.

The strength and talent of the teams we assemble positions us at the forefront of design and development on a global scale.

We deliver architecture of its time with a considered appreciation for environmental, social, cultural and economic concerns. We believe excellence is timeless and the principles of form and space transcend the bonds of fashion and style.

Our process develops naturally from the pursuit of perfection through solutions and ideas. We pride ourselves in being at the forefront of design on a global scale and are passionate about transforming problem solving into an art.

At Argo, we believe that cross collaboration among our team members is an integral part of the design process. As a design collective, we are skilled at creating bespoke solutions which are functional, practical, imaginative and innovative.

CTE – Centre Of Technical Expertise

Argo’s CTE team specializes in the design development stage and offers technical input across all Argo Development Studio projects.

Our CTE’s service also extends to design practices, contractors or developers in need of additional technical support. Our experienced team members will work seamlessly alongside an existing team or provide a complete, managed solution on behalf of the client. They will provide logical, detailed solutions using construction technologies to form the link between design and delivery.

Building Information Modelling

Our certified BIM professionals implement 4D – Virtual Clash Detection with Program Sequencing and 5D – Cost Analysis including Quantity Take-off. We are also integrating 6D – Energy Performance Analysis and finally 7D – Facility and Operations Management into our project modeling.

Building Information Modelling (BIM) allows buildings to be designed, costed and constructed in a virtual world prior to a site start. Traditional conflicting information that leads to site changes and inefficiencies are resolved in this virtual world with BIM. This ensures an efficient delivery, on budget and to programme. Argo’s staff members are certified (BIM) professionals and are leading in industry best practices.

IBC and Building Control Regulations

At Argo Development Studio, we ensure projects achieve compliance with the latest relevant regularity requirements. Every element of the design is cross checked to ensure that it meets or betters the local or international building codes. Our team will co-ordinate with local building control authorities and fulfil the role of assigned certifier by preparing and submitting all required documentation and performing thorough on site inspections. By doing so we safeguard the client’s interests while providing an increased level of comfort to their customers.

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Architects Conference Facilities

Studio Blue Architects Inc.

COMPANY PROFILE

Established in 2002, Studio Blue Architects Incorporated is a Barbadian company providing the full scope of architectural, project management and interior design services within Barbados and the wider Caribbean. We are a diverse team of chartered architects and experienced technicians whose collective interest lie in pushing the boundaries of traditional Caribbean architecture to create contemporary designs that respect and enhance the natural environment.

We recognise that each project is unique and therefore each project is analysed for its specific conditions, constraints and opportunities: the end result being not a preconceived idea but a combination of the client’s needs, the site and the budget. All of our projects employ environmentally sustainable design solutions as part of the design process and in January 2011 we became the first architectural practice in Barbados to achieve Green Business Barbados certification. We believe that good design will produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces and buildings that have an enduring quality over time.

We have experience in a wide cross section of sectors ranging from the small scale of furniture and interior design to adaptive re-use / refurbishments, new build residential (including individual houses, villas, town-houses & apartments), healthcare, commercial offices, museums, leisure facilities, retail stores, manufacturing plants and Industrial projects.

CLIENTS

  • Barbados Cane Industry Corporation
  • Barbados Light & Power
  • Barbados Ministry of Agriculture / Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Barbados Turf Club
  • Barbados Yacht Club
  • Canadian High Commission
  • Carters General Stores
  • Coconut Court Hotel
  • Codrington College
  • Combined Care for the Aged Inc.
  • Collins Ltd (Pharmaceutical)
  • Cotton House, Mustique
  • CREP – Caribbean Regional Environment Programme
  • Fitzwilliam Stone & Alcazar Attorneys
  • GAIA Inc (Grantley Adams International Airport)
  • Government of St. Lucia – Ministry of Education & Culture
  • Grenada Electricity Services Ltd – “Grenlec”
  • Harris Paints Ltd
  • Just Grillin’ Restaurant
  • Lynch Insurance Brokers
  • Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd
  • Malibu- Kahlua International
  • MSR International
  • Natures Discount / Top Health
  • Oran Limited
  • Prostorage
  • Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre
  • Trinity Offices
  • Over 70 clients for Private Residences

AWARDS

SPECIAL MENTION – 2012 FCAA Biennale Architectural Competition (Federation of Caribbean Association of Architects) Honourable mention for Inch Cubed Residence

WINNER – 2009 – Barbados Institute of Architects – Award for Architecture & the Environment

WINNER – 2003 – Green Expo’ – Eco-House – Most Innovative Exhibit (in conjunction with SAGE)

DIRECTORS

Neil HutchinsonNeil Hutchinson is the Managing Director and a chartered architect registered in Barbados and England with more than 16 years experience in the profession. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and has served as the President and Vice President of the Barbados Institute of Architects (BIA) between 2007 and 2012. Find out more about Neil at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/neil-hutchinson/61/7b4/169/

 

 

Polyana BayleyPolyana Bayley is a Director & Senior Technician / Designer with more than 27 years experience in the industry. Polyana is fluent in both English & Spanish and is a Life Member of the Barbados National Trust. Find out more about Polyana at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/polyana-bayley/62/a55/681

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Architects Construction

Gillespie & Steel Associates Ltd.


Gillespie & Steel Associates Ltd. is a Barbadian company offering Architectural, Interior Design and Project Management services in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. Established in 1969 the firm has gained immeasurable experience in a wide range of projects having been active in the industry for over forty years.

Their well qualified professional and technical staff offer a personalized professional service which can be tailored to suit specific client requirements. Their combined qualifications, experience and skills acquired collectively and individually throughout the Caribbean, United Kingdom, Canada and U.S.A. provide an effective and efficient project design and implementation team.

Gillespie & Steel Associates Ltd also offers full professional Interior Design Services under its G & S Interiors brand. G & S Interiors will provide conceptual development, space planning, finishes specifications and furnishings. They work with clients and other professionals to develop design solutions that are safe, efficient, attractive and structured to meet the needs of the end user.

At Gillespie & Steel the approach to design places considerable emphasis on problem solving in the tropical context. They have been able to develop traditional and classical Caribbean design elements in a contemporary way to produce an up-to-date and valid Caribbean style that works well within the climatic, financial and technical constraints of the region. Excellent design quality, attention to detail, and cost control result in the successful completion of projects on programme and within budget.

Gillespie & Steel are members of the Green Building Council and apply the principles of Green design to all projects wherever possible. They have carried out considerable research on the subject of Energy Conservation in buildings in the tropics, and their policy is to design buildings which are easy to maintain and economical to run, making use of natural energy and energy conservation methods wherever possible.

Various design awards have been won by the Company. These include two Commonwealth Association of Architects National Awards, several Barbados National Trust Awards and two Bloomberg Residential Property Awards.

A wide range of projects have been successfully completed including:

  • Residential: Luxury Villas, Condominium and Townhouse Developments;
  • Commercial: Banks; Restaurants; Offices including multi storey speculative offices as well as bespoke individual offices (CGI, Warrens Tower, Valeant); Manufacturing (Newton Business Park); Retail Developments (Lime Grove Complex, Bayshore)
  • Hospitality: Coral Reef Club, Sandpiper, Elegant Hotels, The Spa at Coral Reef
  • Visitor Attractions: Harrisons Cave, Flower Forest;
  • Public Sector: Ministry of Education, Barbados Supreme Court Complex.
  • Restoration/Adaptive Reuse: Numerous projects including The Pavilion, George Washington House, Arlington House, The Barbados Museum, Tyrol Cot.
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Architects Construction

Architects Cubed Inc


Architects Cubed Inc is an award-winning architectural firm established in 1995. The office works across a diverse range of projects within the fields of architecture and interior architecture and is particularly recognized for its skills and excellence in design. The practice strives to produce a contemporary Caribbean architecture which is indigenous, modern and timeless.

Awards

1st Place Barbados National Trust Awards 2012
Bajan Service’s “Newton House” office, new build non-residential category
1st Place Barbados National Trust Awards 2012
“Shoestring”—new build residential category
1st Runner up Caribbean Building Awards 2006
Bajan Service’s “Newton House” Office, commercial/office/industrial small category
1st Runner up Caribbean Building Awards 2006
Aqua Restaurant, tourism/entertainment category

Publications

MACO, volume 12 issue 2 (‘Shoestring’)
Collection Houses, published by Braun in 2009 (‘Shoestring’)
1000 x Architecture of the Americas, published by Braun in 2008 (‘Shoestring’)
Architectural Review, July 2006 (‘Place’ critical essay)
Architectural Digest, April 2001 (Cotton House Hotel, Mustique)
Island Life, September/November 2001 (‘Tanglewood’)
Twenty- five Beautiful Homes, August 2001 (‘Tanglewood’)
Twenty-five Beautiful Homes, September 2000 (‘In the Trees’)
Island Life, June/August 2000 (‘In the Trees’)
Signature Barbados 2000 edition (Cable and Wireless Communications Centre)
Island Life, September/November 1999 (‘Terracot’)
Twenty-five Beautiful Homes, July 1999 (‘Terracot’)

Directors

Linda Moore received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Architecture degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Architecture from Kingston University, UK. Linda obtained her chartered status in 1988 and worked in both Trinidad and in the UK prior to returning to Barbados in 1991 and subsequently establishing Architects Cubed. She is a registered architect in both the United Kingdom and in Barbados.

Shawna Beechley holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration with a Concentration in hotel design and analysis. Following her marriage to a Barbadian she moved to Barbados in 1994 and shortly thereafter established Architects Cubed. She is a registered architect in Barbados.

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Construction Project Management

Cooper Kauffman Consultancy Ltd.

Our business is Quantity Surveying, Construction Cost Control, Project Management, Development Appraisal and Valuation Surveying in the construction industry for public and private sector organisations and individuals.

Cooper Kauffman Caribbean MapWe operate throughout the Eastern Caribbean from our offices in Barbados.

We hold Professional Indemnity Insurance cover through Lloyd’s of London.

Cooper Kauffman is a wholly locally owned company based in Barbados but which operates across the Caribbean.

We have a strong track record of providing Quantity Surveying services in the Caribbean, being able to trace our roots back over 50 years. From solely being Quantity Surveyors we have responded to client demand in more recent years and diversified our services by offering Project Management and other specialist services such as valuation advice.

While we are the largest and most experienced company of our type in the Eastern Caribbean, we pride ourselves on delivering personal service on all of our projects.

Our wide knowledge of the overall Caribbean market and the local conditions in individual countries comes from our experience of working on projects in:

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua
  • Barbados
  • Curacao
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Montserrat
  • Mustique
  • St. Kitt – Nevis
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Vincent & The Grenadines

We recognize that the quality of what we do depends on the people who deliver our service. All of our senior Directors are Chartered Members of the RICS and we have a strong focus on developing and maintaining the skills of our technical staff. Our people have qualifications and experience both from the Caribbean and the UK.

Our projects spread across the private and public sectors and we work in the luxury residential, condominium, hospitality, health, office, education, commercial, retail and industrial sectors.

Everything we do is focused on delivering our projects on time and within budget.

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Construction Project Management

Bruce Shaw

Bruce Shaw is an independent international construction consultancy firm with over 40 year’s experience, providing and supporting our clients worldwide with the full spectrum of our construction services through our Global network of offices.

During the past year, Bruce Shaw has continued to grow, with the opening of offices in Vietnam and with major expansion into China.

Our culture is to continue to build upon and improve these services throughout our network of offices and global resources.

Our services are internationally accredited to the ISO 9001 quality standards and 14001 environmental standards.

The Bruce Shaw organisation is structured into a multiplicity of dedicated project service teams with specific skill sets, which are tailored to the particular requirements of clients globally and project types. These teams include:

  • Quantity Surveying / Cost Management
  • Project Management
  • Safety Management
  • Consultancy and Procurement
  • Public Private Partnership Consultancy
  • Supply Chain Consultancy
  • Legal Technical Support
  • Insolvency Technical Support

Bruce Shaw use and invest in the latest technology to achieve superior accuracy, higher quality and faster delivery for our clients. Our specially developed in-house documentation and IT infrastructure is tailored to the specific needs of our clients and has been central to our success, which in turn leads to a faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency and maximum value for money.

Bruce Shaw selects the highest calibre staff for our projects and our teams of professionals are amongst the highest regarded in the industry.

We continue to promote and invest in our ‘Graduate Training Scheme’ which provides practical experience for those wishing to prepare for their final examinations, such as the Assessment of Professional Competence, achieving chartered status to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI), Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (CIPS) or M.Sc in Strategic Procurement.

Our dynamic teams have earned a reputation for managing projects with a range of quality services that consistently delivers on time and on budget.

Our priority, through our solution driven approach, is to help our clients and their teams achieve their objectives and realize maximum value from their activities.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our client care approach and this is reflected in the repeat commissions we are awarded, which accounts for 70% of our business

We are always on hand to support clients with expert advice and direction in such areas as:

Bruce Shaw continues to be at the forefront in providing expert advice and services to our clients throughout all stages of projects. This in turn leads to faster project delivery, greater cost efficiency and maximum value for money from the built asset investment.

pdf icon Bruce Shaw Handbook 2012

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Construction Interior Design

Dwellings Design Studio

Dwellings operates through its Dwellings Home, Dwellings Design Studio and Liliplum Kids brands located at Millhouse and Home, St. Michael. Open seven days a week, this upscale home shopping and design center features a contemporary offering of furniture, kitchen, tabletop, home decor and bed and bath items which coordinate perfectly with island living style (www.dwellingsbarbados.com).

Since it’s opening in 2006, Dwellings continues to innovate and expand to create a unique and convenient shopping experience for its customers. Through its Design Studio, Dwellings has access to hundreds of brand name manufacturers allowing its in-house design team to create one-of-a-kind interior designs to fit any style and budget. From full turnkey packages to custom pieces, the Dwellings Design Studio can source and supply all home products at very competitive prices. A full in-home delivery service including installation is also available for store and Design Studio purchases.

The latest addition to Dwellings’ services is the Trade Sales division, which supplies contract grade furniture, décor, linens, tabletop, and many more items to commercial properties including hotels, villas, restaurants, offices and more. Full design services are also available through this service.

Dwellings Design Studio Projects

Port St. Charles

Port St. Charles is an exclusive residential marina development in St Peter, Barbados, providing beautiful villas and rentals on a lagoon and beachfront.
http://dwellingsbarbados.com/design/portfolio/portstcharles/index.html

Bluff Cottage

This attractive two-bedroom cottage is set amongst beautiful tropical gardens and is located on a bluff above the famous Sandy Lane Beach.
http://dwellingsbarbados.com/design/portfolio/bluffcottage/index.html

Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill Resort Community is made up of apartments and townhouses set in lush tropical gardens as well as private homes on private lots.
http://dwellingsbarbados.com/design/portfolio/sugarhill/index.html

Villa Oceano

This unique tropical home is situated on a cliff over looking the Caribbean Sea and incorporates elements of Spanish style. Click here to view – http://dwellingsbarbados.com/design/portfolio/oceano/index.html

Gibbs Lodge

Located in a quiet residential area, opposite Gibbs Beach, Gibbs Lodge is set amidst completely enclosed, well-landscaped, tropical gardens. Click to view – http://dwellingsbarbados.com/design/portfolio/gibbslodge/index.html

Mullins Bay Townhouse

This beautiful four-bedroom townhouse is located on the West Coast of Barbados and has high-end modern finishes. Click to view – http://dwellingsbarbados.com/design/portfolio/mullinsbay/index.html

Contact the Dwellings Design Studio
Telephone: (246) 438-5900 x 110
Email: design@dwellingsbarbados.com
Contact Trade Sales
Telephone: (246) 438-5900 x 112
Email: vronique@dwellingsbarbados.com
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Construction Interior Design

Archer’s Hall Design Centre

About Archers Hall Design

As they celebrate their 10th year in business, Archer’s Hall continues an incredible journey of creating beautifully designed spaces. They practice interior design with the passion for blending a client’s personal style with their detailed eye and expertise. This combined with their business experience, appreciation for beautiful objects, quality, and practicality provide an uncompromised end result.

Family members, Terri and Monique Archer, have an approach to business that is as elegant as the interiors they produce. This affords their clients an easy progression through the various stages of their project from designing floor plans to the finishing touches. Furniture aside, they also can supply interior fittings and finishes, exterior lighting and a full turnkey home and linen package.

Portfolio

Their portfolio includes having worked with some of the top developers and architects on the island as well as numerous private commissions completed throughout Barbados and abroad. Depending on the requests of the client and keeping a local element in mind, Archer’s Hall will often call on bespoke elements to be created from local suppliers wherever possible.

Please visit our portfolio of work below:

Transitional www.archershall.com/Portfolio/Transitional
Tropical Modernwww.archershall.com/Portfolio/Tropical-Modern
Traditional www.archershall.com/Portfolio/Traditional

The Archer’s Hall team are just as dedicated to every aspect of a project such as shipping, customs and brokerage as they are to design as they recognize success is reliant on all the elements working in sync. Their key focus is providing clients with what they want, on time and within their contracted fee.

Retail Store

Another secret to their success lies in their showroom which located in historic Speightstown. It has been a huge asset to their design business, giving clients a chance to see, touch, feel and of course purchase the variety of products they offer. Visit them to see for yourselves the many delights they have in store for your home and for the ultimate in refinement of Caribbean living. The retail store is opened Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm or contact (246) 422-0400 for additional information.

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Construction Interior Design

Bella Casa Designs Ltd.

Bella Casa Designs Ltd. is a full-service interior design company offering services that include material specification, custom furniture design, ordering, receiving and installation services for both residential and commercial projects. At Bella Casa we enjoy the personalisation that comes with each project, working closely with our clients and  creating a unique space in any interior design style. We work with our clients to select items that suit their particular needs and budget,therefore ensuring a home or office that reflects their personal style.

Our services range from a single room revamp to overseeing the design choices during the construction phase of a project.  We are happy to work along side our client’s architect and construction team to ensure the entire project runs smoothly and achieves our client’s vision in terms of style and design.

At Bella Casa we understand the importance of using reputable suppliers. We order from wholesale furniture and accessory suppliers throughout the US. We regularly ship containers from Florida to Barbados. We visit several design shows in the US throughout the year and if it is desired, trips can be arranged with the client to visit permanent design showrooms in New York or Florida so clients can view furniture and fabrics first hand. We also work closely with several local furniture makers and artisans to create custom designed bespoke pieces.

At Bella Casa we understand the financial challenges of building and furnishing any project and we have therefore adopted a unique pricing structure to ensure our clients get the best quality and service to suit their budget. Please visit our website www.bellacasabarbados.com or e-mail us at info@bellacasabarbados.com to learn more.

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Architects Construction

Design Collaborative

Design Collaborative has over the years developed and refined the services required to meet the increasing demands of clients in both the private and public sectors. As a multidisciplinary firm offering Architecture, Quantity Surveying, Project Management and Planning services, we have established a proven track record in the delivery of consultancy services over a wide range of project types – low cost housing, commercial offices, retail/residential developments and institutional projects. Our principals are experienced professionals with specialist experience in the field of tourism development and urban rehabilitation. The firm is owned entirely by the principals who are independent of any manufacturing or contracting company or government agency. The group therefore provides its clients with completely unbiased professional advice.

Architecture

Our architects and planners are renowned for their award-winning designs for urban environments, residential developments and commercial buildings. We approach each and every project with the user at the centre of a design process which blends technical expertise with the dedication and experience of a diverse team of professionals. Our integrated approach considers the whole building and the interdependence of its many parts and systems. The end result is an engaged client, empowered stakeholders and successful design solutions.

With almost 50 years of professional experience Design Collaborative has challenged current theory and practice in the design and planning of buildings, homes and communities in pursuit of excellence. Our aim with each new project is to meet the user’s needs with the fusion of our collective depth of experience and knowledge of building typologies with a fresh and innovative response to specific sites and environments.

Design Collaborative’s architects have garnered experience by completing numerous projects in both the private and public sector, from residential to municipal and educational facilities. We are devoted to the design of innovative corporate, commercial, recreation, sports, civic and higher education building types, which have always brought recognition to their communities. We have earned a reputation for exceptional architectural design, whilst providing clients with buildings that are efficient, enduring and a daily pleasure to experience.

Our work ranges in scale from smaller, adaptive re-use and restoration projects, to larger, multi-phase institutional undertakings throughout the Caribbean. We provide a full array of architectural, interior design and Project Management services. We also strive to exceed our clients’ expectations with a high degree of professionalism. The firm’s focus has always been to create elegant buildings that celebrate life, that contribute positively to their environment and enhance our awareness of Barbadian culture.

Our Barbados office has a staff of 20 including our four partners and an associate.