The firm has the capacity to integrate and co-ordinate specialist inputs required for a project and provide an efficient consortium service.The function of the transfer of information from the client to the design office is handled by the partners and the associates who also take the responsibility for the design concept to meet with clients’ specific requirements and in arriving at the most acceptable architectural and structural solutions within a strict financial constraints.
Kahawita De Silva & Associates (Pvt) LTD (KDS) was established in 1979 as a partnership based in Colombo. It expanded into a fast growing company and a subsidiary; Urban Planning Consultants was registered as a planning & landscape architectural practice in 1982. In 1984 the partnership was converted to a private limited liability company conforming to the guidelines set out by the Sri Lanka institute of architects.
Design & Build
Kahawita provides partner contractors and construction companies along with our in house architects to take on Design-build projects, all under one roof.These services focus on a streamlined process from initial design phase to estimation and constrution. As the entire project happens under one roof , the client is benefited with project efficiency, speed and single-point responsibility. We can add our interior design solutions to create the exact look you want.
Under Engineering design solutions the firm offers Civil / structural designs, electrical designs, air conditioning / ventilation systems, water supply, drainage, sewerage and waste water disposal, computer system/ data cabling design, telecommunication system designs and fire detection and fire fighting system design.
Enhancing the experience”, building a functional and handsome building is not all, the firm believes in providing all kinds of luxuries and comforts to the occupants. The success of this has been seen in over 80 small, medium and large scale interiors which range from restaurants, offices, retail outlets to cinemas, nationwide.
Our quantity surveyors are well versed with the various standard conditions of contracts used in projects involving a wide selection of local and international clients, consultants and contractors. Apart from providing project cost and financial controls, our quantity surveyors are often called upon to support the project team with value engineering solutions and to offer advice to clients and consultants on contractual issues arising from changes in the contract’s scope.
Feasibility studies establish the physical and economic framework for future projects inspired by the clients. Kahawita performs pre-design services and feasibility studies that focus on the unique conditions, programmatic uses and financial constraints of each project. Feasibility studies can include many services such as research and analysis of existing conditions, site selection, building audits, needs assessments, community consultations, economic feasibility, business and operational planning etc.
We’re here to facilitate productive, meaningful communication between project team members and to ensure a cohesive approach to planning, problem solving and project lifecycles. Minimising your exposure to risk underlines everything we do at Kahawita. We’ll establish specific service requirements, unique to your project and use cutting edge project management tools to realize the most cost-efficient outcomes.
Town & urban planning
Kahawita de silva & associates (pvt) ltd have a subsidiary partnership urban planning consultants registered as a planning & landscape architectural practice in 1982. The senior partner ofKDS, architect planner Elmo de Silva is a fellow of the institute of town planners in Sri Lanka. Urban planning consultants have been involved in the planning of townships nationwide. The firm also possesses the expertise to undertake medium to large urban planning schemes.