Conceptual phase

From the initiation and planning of a project, our multidisciplinary team is there to provide all the conceptual services, with the advantage of a complete vision of a project’s life cycle, including construction, operation and completion.

Whether it is for the management of stakeholders and approaches, the assessment of sites, the production of feasibility, opportunity and economic studies, the implementation of pilots or demonstrators or even the funding of your project, we can meet your specific needs, regardless of the project or its stage of completion.

AXC can provide conceptual design and metrics in order to allow stakeholder to take the best decision for the project objectives. We can perform preliminary cost estimation early in the project and orient the design orientation in order to optimise expenditure of projects.

Permit and authorisation

We can provide permit and authorisation technical support to stakeholders to minimise the time to execution of project. AXC has large experience in reaching the proper level of information for authorisation and permit in the following level:

  • Minister of environment (MOE) C of A
  • Minister of transportation (MTO)
  • City permit and municipal authorization
  • Utility authorization (Bell, electrical utility, Videotron, Gas utility)

Slide McMaster university / Substation complete overall 115/13.8kV, 50 MVA McMaster university
/ Substation complete overall 115/13.8kV, 50 MVA
Slide Construction of a silicon plant in Port-Cartier / Environmental and approach studies Construction of a silicon plant in Port-Cartier
/ Environmental and approach studies
Construction d’une usine de silicium à Port-Cartier

Slide Usine de traitement des effluents pour la mine Scully, Wabush, Newfoundland Effluent treatment plant for the Scully Mine, Wabush, Newfoundland
/ Geotechnical studies and land surveys
Effluent treatment plant for the Scully Mine, Wabush, Newfoundland / Études géotechniques, arpentage et relevés
Slide PUC network assessment
/ Network planning and optimisation
PUC network assessment / Network planning and optimisation
Études géotechniques, arpentage et relevés

Site assessments

AXC can support in site assessment of project stakeholder for selection of the best location. AXC can perform the complete series of required studies and analytic for your project. Our expertise covers the following field:
  • Environmental studies: phase 1 / phase 2 / phase 3 assessments, characterizations of the natural setting, sound impact assessment and an atmospheric dispersion simulation
  • Geotechnical studies, topographical surveys
  • Structural and civil studies and assessment of existing infrastructure or building

Slide Usine de traitement des effluents pour la mine Scully, Wabush, Newfoundland Effluent treatment plant for the Scully Mine, Wabush, Newfoundland
/ Geotechnical studies and land surveys
Effluent treatment plant for the Scully Mine, Wabush, Newfoundland / Études géotechniques, arpentage et relevés
Slide PUC network assessment
/ Network planning and optimisation
PUC network assessment / Network planning and optimisation
Études géotechniques, arpentage et relevés

Business case and economic studies

AXC can support stakeholder in the elaboration of the business case of project. AXC extensive experience if life cycle of project can provide factual metrics which allow the financial advantage of project in the conceptual phase. The support of AXC include:
  • Market and trend assessment
  • Conceptual engineering including field survey and site modeling
  • Preliminary estimate and planning
  • Procurement strategy
  • Risk analysis / Assessment
  • Project presentation and promotion, funding strategy and return on investment (ROI)

Slide Longlac TS station for GGM
/ New substation 115/44kV 25 MVA, conceptual and permitting
Sélection et optimisation de l’emplacement du quai
Slide Multi-User Dock, Port of Sept-Îles
/ Selection and optimization of the dock location
Quai Multiusager, Port de Sept-Iles Sélection et optimisation de l’emplacement du quai

Construction of a temporary surface water treatment plant, Mont-Wright Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright Temporary surface water treatment plant, Mont-Wright /
Building of a temporary plant
Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright / Building of a temporary plant
Construction d’une usine temporaire

Pilot tests

AXC can participate in preparation of pilot test or test bench in order to guarantee design performance can be meet at a smaller scale. AXC can provide scaling mock up which confirmed design efficiency.

Construction of a temporary surface water treatment plant, Mont-Wright Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright
/ Construction d’une usine temporaire
Usine de traitement d’eau de surface temporaire, Mont-Wright / Construction d’une usine temporaire
Construction d’une usine temporaire

Slide AXC Conceptual phase Find out more about all the Conceptual phase services offered by AXC

Our chronology of services

Slide Avant-projet Conceptual phase Services Avant-projet Engineering and conceptual Engineering & conceptual Services Ingénierie et préconstruction Synergy of engineering-construction expertise Construction Services Construction Commissioning and maintenance Commissioning & maintenance Services Post-construction