Zero Carbon Housing

Inspired by Nature, Engineered for People

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About us

We help investors deliver their capital projects, maintain & operate their built assets, as well as meet their ESG and Climate targets.

We are a boutique advisory and construction engineering firm providing:

- Technical consulting & advisory services for Infrastructure and Real Estate.

- Engineered solutions for affordable and energy efficient housing, in line with carbon credits trading.

1. Technical advisory services
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Project Delivery
Corporate PMO

  • Project Audit
  • Project Governance
  • Aligned project objectives
  • Transparency of reporting
  • Effective control processes
  • Project performance
  • Risk Management

Construction Management
On site

  • Progress status reports
  • Schedule management
  • Variations and change control
  • Method statement 
  • Contractual obligations
  • Procurement
  • Defect rectification

Facilities Management

  • Handover, Pre-opening
  • Testing & commissioning
  • Operational readiness
  • Property management
  • Fire safety management
  • Biosecurity
  • Crowd control
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Net Zero Solutions
Embrace sustainability with credibility

Shift from speculative claims to quantifiable results:

  • Site inspection
  • Environmental Audit
  • Sustainability Assessment 
  • Energy Consumption Analysis
  • Emission Inventory
  • Renewable Energy potential evaluation
  • Installation of renewables (solar panels etc.)


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Technical Market Research
Shift from analysts to Industry experts to advice on:

  • Regional demand/production/supply
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Key Players
  • Decarbonisation trends
  • Local and Regional network
  • Engagement in SBTi (Science-based Target initiative)
  • Capital project implementation
  • Investment opportunities


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Technical Support for Legal & Compliance

  • Site inspection
  • Root cause analysis
  • Internal audit
  • Independent assessment
  • Claims technical review
  • Understanding of standards and regulations
  • Technical coordination

Failing to Plan is planning to Fail.


The lifecycle of a built asset shows that roughly 20% is spent on construction and 80% on operation & maintenance. Whether public infrastructure or private property portfolio tight controls are necessary for a smooth delivery, and thinking long term is essential to ensure a sustainable return on investment.  Here below are some typical challenges faced by asset financiers and owners:

  • Government led infrastructure project not delivered on time, causing loss of public trust and political support.
  • Board decision to build based purely on financial projections, initiating a cash haemorrhage the first year of operation.
  • Unexpected need to repurpose an asset triggering retrofitting in firefighting mode: inflation, cost of labour and supply chain disruption.
  • Lack of technical expertise in the project team resulting in unreasonable amount of defects, aggressive contractor claims and disputes.
  • Facilities and property management processes not well designed or poorly executed leading to loss of tenants and customers, therefore bad reputation, .
  • And more...
The truth: no one can predict the future.
However, optimised processes and adequate management controls can mitigate risk, save you time and money. Transparent reporting with the right metrics can allow you to make timely and informed decisions.
All you need is the right technical advisor.
Let us help.
Registered architects, chartered engineers, internal auditors etc. our team has real ground experience and can diagnose where your project or operations may need improvements.
We understand your competitive edge and the potential reputational risks involved: we have you covered in total confidentiality.

Sectors covered

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Public Infrastructure

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Places of Public Entertainment

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High End Hospitality

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Data Centres

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Luxury Residential

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Heritage & Tourism sites

Our clients

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Investment Funds

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Property Developers

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Family Offices

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Law Firms

2. Affordable & Energy Efficient Housing

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Being Energy efficient is the key to a resilient future.

A rogue commodity trader in New York or London can provoke a food crisis in Africa. An armed conflict in Eastern Europe can disrupt the energy supply chain on the whole planet. In this interconnected world, the butterfly effect has never been so real.

Don't to be a victim of it. Start thinking now.

Sustainable design


Biomimetics is our philosophy.

Whether it is unwanted material, cumbersome processes or wasted time and money: waste is purely a human concept. Nature doesn't produce waste. Simply because Nature is the best designer, builder, operator and economist. There is a lot to learn from Nature.

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Simple methods


Modern designs can be unnecessarily complex. Inspiration from local and ancestral techniques combined with the right technical expertise can save you money on construction capital and future operation and maintenance.

Reduced, removed and avoided emissions enables our architectural and engineering features to be in line with carbon credits, and offset trading as well as help investors meet their ESG and climate targets.

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Architectural features

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Civil Engineering optimisation

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3. Meet the lead brains
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Prasad Ekanayake


Director | Advisory & Engineering

Prasad is a Chartered Civil Engineer whose 15+ years career spans across Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa in the private and public infrastructure sector. His track record includes underground railways, mining, places of public entertainment, high-end hospitality facilities, corporate & residential complexes. Prasad's expertise of the Built Environment is truly multidimensional as he worked as a consulting engineer, as a contractor and as a developer, from design to construction to operations.

Prasad has led efforts in civil engineering, internal audit and risk management on complex multibillion dollar infrastructure and private development projects in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA). The GBA is a cluster including 11 mega cities in Southern China totalling  72 million people and a combined GDP of US$ 1,650 billion, it would rank as the 12th biggest economy in the world.

Prasad is a Chartered Engineer from the Engineering Council in the UK, a Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, an Energy Auditor, a Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, and a Certified Associate in Project Management from the Project Management Institute. He obtained his Masters Degree in Civil Engineering from the Iteem - Ecole Centrale de Lille in France.

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Soraya Somarathne

RIBA ARB (UK Registered)

Architecture | Interiors

Soraya is a UK registered architect and Chartered member of the Royal Institute of British Architects with British, Sri Lankan and Malaysian heritage. After graduating from The Bartlett, UCL, she spent six years working for Foster+Partners. Early on, Soraya worked on the refurbishment of prestigious hotels and has developed an expertise in the transformation of industrial assets into travel destinations. Her portfolio also includes housing, offices, and public spaces.

In 2017, Soraya set up her architecture and interior design studio, Studio Soraya and works between London and Hong Kong. Soraya's work lies between biomimicry and bio-utilization where projects use Nature as part of their functionality. Soraya offers a pragmatic approach towards protecting and repairing the environment. This includes reducing the overall carbon footprint of a building in terms of embodied carbon as well as end use. Soraya's work has been described as environmentally responsive and having a different sensibility for sustainability considerations .

Soraya's work has been recognised by a number of organisations including the Royal Institute of British Architects Journal, The Korean Institute of Architects and Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University's International Program in Design and Architecture. Soraya continues to develop her practice in both the East and the West and teaches and guest-lectures at design institutes across Asia.

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Wafaa Ermilate

Advisory Board | Infrastructure & Energy


Wafaa has 20+ year experience in investment banking and joined ING over 16 years ago. She is a Managing Director in New York and leads the division covering Energy for the Americas.

She structured and closed more than 50 transactions in EMEA – project finance, acquisition finance, hybrids, holdco finance - with a wide range of clients (industrial, financial, developers, large corporates).

Very active in the renewable energy sector, she was appointed as Global Lead for the Hydrogen taskforce, a team of professionals with a cross-disciplinary backgrounds who work cross-border to investigate ING role in the upcoming Hydrogen economy.

Wafaa started her career in M&A, in the London-based Investment Banking division of Citigroup before joining Madrid-based corporate finance advisory boutique Daiwa Corporate Advisory Partners.

She graduated as an Ingénieur de Gestion from the Solvay Business School, Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

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Tiffany Lau

Advisory Board | Real Estate

Tiffany Lau is the Executive Director, Head of Urban Ecosystems for JLL Asia Pacific, with a base in Hong Kong. She has 18 years of experience within the real estate industry, and was the Founder and Principal of A P A R T Companies, an advisory, project management and development firm, where she focused on repositioning and redeveloping commercial real estate.


She has worked on a number of high-profile projects such as developing and activating the 9 million sq ft Penn Plaza Portfolio in New York, and managing the design and construction of Plaza33, an award winning 13,000 sq ft open space.  She has also had previous development and asset management roles at Jamestown Properties, where she worked on the repositioning of Industry City into a 6 million sq ft modern industrial and innovation campus, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation under the Bloomberg Administration, where she oversaw public-private partnerships and creative asset management strategies. 


Tiffany holds and M.S. in Real Estate Development from Columbia University, New York, and a B.A. in Urban Design & Architecture from New York University. She has been on the Management Committee and Advisory Board for the Urban Land Institute (ULI) New York, board member for Alumni Association of Columbia University GSAPP, member of the ULI National Urban Revitalisation Product Council (US), served on several ULI Advisory Service Panels in London, South Africa, and Beijing.

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Kurt Corthout

Business systems | Project Management

With over two decades of dynamic cross-sector expertise, Kurt specializes in holistic business system management. His recent achievements span across diverse industries such as Oil &, Aviation Gas, Navigation, Construction, Manufacturing, and IT.

Kurt excels in optimizing ROI for clients through sustainable solutions and change implementations intricately aligned with company objectives. His prowess extends to international investment and business management, solidified through pivotal collaborations.

In 2013, Kurt solidified his expert position by partnering with GIG-Europe, a coalition of European TOC business system experts enriched with Lean and Six Sigma. He is also a partner with the Dolphin Universe, a Think Tank of TOC and self-organization experts.

Holding a Master’s in Business Sciences, majoring in Management Informatics (dubbed the 'Techno MBA' in the US), Kurt boasts a distinguished portfolio of certifications, including Project Management Professional (PMI), Prince2 (Foundation), Portfolio and Asset Manager (Finance). He is recognized as a TOC application expert in Critical Chain Project Management and a Certified Value PMO manager.

And a team of contract specialists, certified internal auditors, chartered engineers in structural, geotechnical, hydraulics and more disciplines ...
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We are present in Europe, Asia and Africa.
We speak 6+ languages.
Let's discuss.

New York - London - Paris - Brussels - Dubai - Dar Es Salaam - Colombo - Bangkok - Hong Kong

United States of America - United Kingdom - France - Belgium - United Arab Emirates - Tanzania - Thailand - Sri Lanka - China


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