PROFILE

Archest is an Italy-based engineering and architecture firm with a multi-disciplinary approach, whose aim is the fulfilment of a vision. Creativity allied to an analytical process results in the creation of a high-quality product while taking into account the variables of the project. This background has led to international recognition for the quality of the firm’s projects, its attention to detail and its innovation, which is ensured by ongoing investment in the field of technology, including BIM.

Archest was founded in 2006 through the merging of Artech and Terratest, two firms already well-established for a number of years in the planning sector. The company handles a wide range of projects, primarily dealing with architecture, civil engineering and infrastructure.
These include designing residential buildings, retail, the development of public and cultural spaces, urban renovation and regeneration projects, as well as works involving large industrial structures, road works, railways, works of art, and interventions concerning issues related to geotechnics, hydraulics, and environmental works.

With an independent and up-to-date team of planners, designers, engineers and consultants, Archest prides itself on its extensive experience in the design and management of works of considerable complexity, both in Italy and abroad.
Over the years, the firm has built long-lasting professional relationships with major national and international companies, small businesses and public clients: these relationships speak to the importance and success of Archest’s expertise and design approach.
Palmanova (Udine) is the headquarters for more than 50 professionals, including architects, engineers and specialist technicians.

Archest is a dynamic and creative workplace, a laboratory which welcomes experts of diverse specialisations, identities and ages, and which considers these differences to be a rich source of exchange, dialogue and sharing of ideas. This generates an approach to design filled with energy, dedication, enthusiasm and creativity, in turn producing successful results.
Extensive experience in the use of BIM technology is yet another major strong point in project planning and management: this approach makes it possible to work in an integrated and sustainable way, increasing the quality, efficiency and productivity of the design process and minimising the risk of incurring errors.

Team members

Years of experience

Million euros completed works

Asf -Archest special structures and facades is an Archest company specializing in structural engineering. Asf focuses on the design and optimization of metal structures but is also involved in envelope engineering and curtain wall design.

In detail, it designs large span metal structures, special steelwork with and without mechanical parts, bridges and tensile structures. Boasting an in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, Asf is able to assist clients and specialized companies in designing of erection, construction site methods and interface with clients, architects, construction companies, and engineering firms by covering all phases of design from concept to final design. Asf offers solutions for project optimization (Value Engineering), both for construction companies and clients, and performs third-party consulting for design review and validation.

SERVICES

Archest’s experience in the design and management of works in Italy and abroad makes it possible to offer a wide range of technical services, thus ensuring a comprehensive and integrated design and a multidisciplinary planning approach regarding construction, the environment, infrastructure and transport.

DESIGN

Archest can activate key work groups organised to see the development of the plan through from concept to construction for public and private plans of any scope.
The three departments at Archest (Architecture, Engineering, Transport and Infrastructure) are able to coordinate and develop the following:

  • concepts
  • masterplans
  • authorisation plans
  • executive plans
  • construction plans

Archest’s wealth of experience in international works allows it to take on projects abroad with ease, relying on the support of local businesses with which it has established operating procedures. If necessary, Archest is able to form working groups that can operate in the country where the works are taking place (front office).

 

ENGINEERING

Archest can carry out all the activities required to transform an idea, a concept or an initiative into a concrete, buildable plan.
Archest’s vast technical and management experience allows it to approach engineering activities with confidence to successfully reach the client’s goals.

Archest carries out the following activities:

 

  • financial, legal, technical and buildability checks for civil projects, drawing up detailed reports which highlight any critical issues encountered;
  • identification and resolution of design issues and shortcomings for projects of any kind in the civil sector;
  • development of authorisation and executive/construction plans based on concept designs in the civil sector;
  • assessment of technical/economic optimisation for civil projects.
PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Archest offers a Project Management service in Italy and abroad. Quality is guaranteed by Archest’s multidisciplinary structure (Architecture, Engineering, Transport and Infrastructure), which over the years has enabled it to gain a wealth of experience in coordinating increasingly complex planning and construction processes. All PM activities make use of the most efficient methods and the very latest technology to guarantee the best results. The ultimate goal is always client satisfaction through the full achievement of their aims.

Archest therefore offers the following services:

 

  • Project Management
  • Project planning & execution
  • Design Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Management
  • Reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Risk assestment
  • Business
SUSTAINABILITY

We believe in a better world, which is why we work with the Green Building Council around the world to reduce the impact of buildings on the ecosystem.
Our commitment to the environment is reflected in every project, whether a new construction, a renovation or regeneration, ensuring minimal environmental impact.

Archest is the ideal partner for the development of sustainable projects from an environment and energy point of view. We handle the key processes of environmental certification through our qualified in-house experts and partners with whom we have established strong collaborative relationships.

Archest can offer:

  • LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) modelling in the planning stage for the selection of construction materials;
  • Dynamic modelling in the planning stage for the selection of the best solutions for interior comfort;
  • Support throughout the process from concept to construction for the main energy certifications (LEED, BREEAM, WELL, ACTIVE HOUSE, etc.).
TENDER MANAGEMENT

Drawing on its vast experience in the various planning stages, and the construction phase in particular, Archest can provide comprehensive technical support for tenders of any scope (+1 bn).
The great technical expertise of its multidisciplinary staff has enabled Archest to achieve an overall success rate in tenders of 38%.

Services offered by Archest include:

 

  • technical coordination of the various activities;
  • technical assessment of the tender project;
  • quantification of processes necessary to complete the work;
  • worksite set-up analysis;
  • construction method solution analysis;
  • management of graphics for the material to be produced;
  • production of videos or other materials necessary for presentations;
  • risk assessment;
  • definition of work schedule.
CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

 

The aim of Construction Supervision (required by law in Italy for public works) is to ensure the works are carried out correctly in technical and economic terms, within the agreed timeframe. Construction supervision services consist of a specialised technical team including architects, engineers, and technicians qualified as planners in accordance with national legislation.
We carry out our activities both on site, for work supervision checks, and in office, for the necessary technical support.

We organise the management team based on the specific requirements of each individual project.

Archest can offer the following services:

  • compliance of the construction with the plan;
  • monitoring compliance with the works schedule;
  • monitoring compliance with the budget;
  • certification of progress of the works;
  • management of any necessary plan variations;
  • resolution of any technical issues emerging during construction.
VALUE ENGINEERING

Archest has gained considerable experience in Value Engineering: we are able to rework plans with the aim of reducing costs without jeopardising functional benefits. Drawing on decades of integrated planning services, our team of professionals is able to analyse and develop all the possible technical solutions in order to identify that which will optimise the construction process and the life cycle of the work, by:

 

  • choosing the right materials;
  • choosing the right technology for the project;
  • selecting the most suitable products;
  • defining the ideal operating procedures;
  • defining the most correct planning choices.
TECHNICAL CONSULTING

Archest offers comprehensive technical support. Its multidisciplinary structure means it is able to offer fully integrated consulting.
Archest carries out the following activities:

 

  • financial, legal, technical and buildability checks for any kind of civil project, drawing up detailed reports which highlight any critical issues encountered;
  • identification and resolution of design issues and shortcomings for projects in the civil sector;
  • assessment of technical/economic optimisation for civil projects.
QUANTITY SURVEYING

Drawing on three decades of experience in the sector, Archest’s team of professionals specialising in the definition and monitoring of costs for projects of any kind and complexity can carry out the following activities:

 

  • budget drafting;
  • preliminary financial estimates;
  • quantity extraction from 2D drawings or BIM models;
  • construction site accounting.
BIM

BIM methodology is the foundation of any Archest planning process. Thanks to a wealth of acquired experience and ongoing research to streamline and improve operating procedures, Archest can coordinate and develop complex BIM projects of any scope, from concept to construction. Archest can offer the following services:

 

  • General coordination of BIM models and processes
  • BIM model development from concept to as-built (LoD 450/G)
  • Cost calculation and control (5D)
  • Programming (4D)
  • Information data management and analysis (COBie, Power BI etc.)
  • Computational design
  • Drafting of BIM specifications (BEP, EIR, CI, OGI, PGI etc.)
DESIGN

Archest can activate key work groups organised to see the development of the plan through from concept to construction for public and private plans of any scope.
The three departments at Archest (Architecture, Engineering, Transport and Infrastructure) are able to coordinate and develop the following:

  • concepts
  • masterplans
  • authorisation plans
  • executive plans
  • construction plans

Archest’s wealth of experience in international works allows it to take on projects abroad with ease, relying on the support of local businesses with which it has established operating procedures. If necessary, Archest is able to form working groups that can operate in the country where the works are taking place (front office).

 

ENGINEERING

Archest can carry out all the activities required to transform an idea, a concept or an initiative into a concrete, buildable plan.
Archest’s vast technical and management experience allows it to approach engineering activities with confidence to successfully reach the client’s goals.

Archest carries out the following activities:

  • financial, legal, technical and buildability checks for civil projects, drawing up detailed reports which highlight any critical issues encountered;
  • identification and resolution of design issues and shortcomings for projects of any kind in the civil sector;
  • development of authorisation and executive/construction plans based on concept designs in the civil sector;
  • assessment of technical/economic optimisation for civil projects.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Archest offers a Project Management service in Italy and abroad. Quality is guaranteed by Archest’s multidisciplinary structure (Architecture, Engineering, Transport and Infrastructure), which over the years has enabled it to gain a wealth of experience in coordinating increasingly complex planning and construction processes. All PM activities make use of the most efficient methods and the very latest technology to guarantee the best results. The ultimate goal is always client satisfaction through the full achievement of their aims.

Archest therefore offers the following services:

  • Project Management
  • Project planning & execution
  • Design Management
  • Value Engineering
  • Management
  • Reporting
  • Budgeting
  • Risk assestment
  • Business

SUSTAINABILITY

We believe in a better world, which is why we work with the Green Building Council around the world to reduce the impact of buildings on the ecosystem.
Our commitment to the environment is reflected in every project, whether a new construction, a renovation or regeneration, ensuring minimal environmental impact.

Archest is the ideal partner for the development of sustainable projects from an environment and energy point of view. We handle the key processes of environmental certification through our qualified in-house experts and partners with whom we have established strong collaborative relationships.

Archest can offer:

  • LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) modelling in the planning stage for the selection of construction materials;
  • Dynamic modelling in the planning stage for the selection of the best solutions for interior comfort;
  • Support throughout the process from concept to construction for the main energy certifications (LEED, BREEAM, WELL, ACTIVE HOUSE, etc.).

TENDER MANAGEMENT

Drawing on its vast experience in the various planning stages, and the construction phase in particular, Archest can provide comprehensive technical support for tenders of any scope (+1 bn).
The great technical expertise of its multidisciplinary staff has enabled Archest to achieve an overall success rate in tenders of 38%.

Services offered by Archest include:

  • technical coordination of the various activities;
  • technical assessment of the tender project;
  • quantification of processes necessary to complete the work;
  • worksite set-up analysis;
  • construction method solution analysis;
  • management of graphics for the material to be produced;
  • production of videos or other materials necessary for presentations;
  • risk assessment;
  • definition of work schedule.

CONSTRUCTION SUPERVISION

The aim of Construction Supervision (required by law in Italy for public works) is to ensure the works are carried out correctly in technical and economic terms, within the agreed timeframe. Construction supervision services consist of a specialised technical team including architects, engineers, and technicians qualified as planners in accordance with national legislation.
We carry out our activities both on site, for work supervision checks, and in office, for the necessary technical support.

We organise the management team based on the specific requirements of each individual project.

Archest can offer the following services:

  • compliance of the construction with the plan;
  • monitoring compliance with the works schedule;
  • monitoring compliance with the budget;
  • certification of progress of the works;
  • management of any necessary plan variations;
  • resolution of any technical issues emerging during construction.

VALUE ENGINEERING

Archest has gained considerable experience in Value Engineering: we are able to rework plans with the aim of reducing costs without jeopardising functional benefits. Drawing on decades of integrated planning services, our team of professionals is able to analyse and develop all the possible technical solutions in order to identify that which will optimise the construction process and the life cycle of the work, by:

  • choosing the right materials;
  • choosing the right technology for the project;
  • selecting the most suitable products;
  • defining the ideal operating procedures;
  • defining the most correct planning choices.

TECHNICAL CONSULTING

Archest offers comprehensive technical support. Its multidisciplinary structure means it is able to offer fully integrated consulting.
Archest carries out the following activities:

  • financial, legal, technical and buildability checks for any kind of civil project, drawing up detailed reports which highlight any critical issues encountered;
  • identification and resolution of design issues and shortcomings for projects in the civil sector;
  • assessment of technical/economic optimisation for civil projects.

QUANTITY SURVEYING

Drawing on three decades of experience in the sector, Archest’s team of professionals specialising in the definition and monitoring of costs for projects of any kind and complexity can carry out the following activities:

  • budget drafting;
  • preliminary financial estimates;
  • quantity extraction from 2D drawings or BIM models;
  • construction site accounting.

BIM

BIM methodology is the foundation of any Archest planning process. Thanks to a wealth of acquired experience and ongoing research to streamline and improve operating procedures, Archest can coordinate and develop complex BIM projects of any scope, from concept to construction. Archest can offer the following services:

  • General coordination of BIM models and processes
  • BIM model development from concept to as-built (LoD 450/G)
  • Cost calculation and control (5D)
  • Programming (4D)
  • Information data management and analysis (COBie, Power BI etc.)
  • Computational design
  • Drafting of BIM specifications (BEP, EIR, CI, OGI, PGI etc.)

DEPARTMENTS

ARCHITECTURE
Offices
Industrial buildings
Healthcare
Education
Residential
Sport
Entertainment
Commercial
ENGINEERING
Industrial buildings
Commercial
Hotel industry
Residential
Sport

 

INFRASTRUCTURE
Road Works
Bridges and Viaducts
Railways
Logistics and Intermodal Transport
Geotechnics
Hydraulic Solutions
Environmental Solutions
ARCHITECTURE

Offices
Industrial buildings
Healthcare
Education
Residential
Sport
Entertainment
Commercial

ENGINEERING

Industrial buildings
Commercial
Hotel industry
Residential
Sport

INFRASTRUCTURE

Road Works
Bridges and Viaducts
Railways
Logistics and Intermodal Transport
Geotechnics
Hydraulic Solutions
Environmental Solutions

PEOPLE

PARTNERS

Annamaria Coccolo
Senior Architect

Stefano Costantini
Senior Engineer

Remo Livoni
Principal Senior Engineer

Lucio Asquini
Principal Senior Engineer

ADMINISTRATION

Sonia Liva
Administrative Officer

Sara Liusso
Administrative Officer

Tommaso Relevant
Administrative Officer

Slesareva Tatyana
Translator

TEAM

Claudio Aita
Technician

Marco Baccaro
Building Engineer

Olga Batisheva
Civil Engineer

Riccardo Bearzotti
Civil Engineer

Ivan Bello
Architect

Ilenia Boer
Architect

Marco Burino
Architect

Servet Bica
Civil Engineer

Francesca Busatto
Architect

Giovanni Colutta
Civil Engineer

Alberto Contin
Civil Engineer

Daniele Degano
Technician

Raffaele Degano
Technician

Serena Di Ferro
Architect

Paola Di Narda
Technician

Davide Feruglio
Geometra

Martina Filligoi
Architect

Piero Gratton
Civil Engineer

Matteo Lanza
Architect

Marco Macor
Civil Engineer

Simone Masotti
Architect

Alessandro Mattiussi
Civil Engineer

Fabio Mazzero
Architect

Andrea Nardo
Architect

David Panerai
Civil Engineer

Lorenzo Paroni
Architect

Moira Picotti
Civil Engineer

Viktoria Poliakova
Architect

Nadia Rizzardi
Graphic Designer

Claudia Rossi
Architect

Nicola Simeon
Technician

Roberto Simeon
Architect

Sonia Soardo
Architect

Massimiliano Travagini
Technician

Matteo Tuti
Architect

Stefano Tuti
Technician

Enrico Valvason
Civil Engineer

Davide Versolato
Technician

Carlotta Vita
Architect

Carlo Zanardi Landi
Civil Engineer

CLIENTS

CERTIFICATIONS

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