02a How we work

How we work

What will happen if we assist you with your project? Hiring Rianfil is basically like hiring 3, 4 or 5 international experts for the first steps. You don’t pay for an office full of employees… The size of the team depends on your initial wishes and demands. You pay for what you need.

The phases for a whole new project

We work in 5 phases:

  1. Information and Documentation
  2. Concept Design
  3. Developed Design
  4. Construction
  5. Operations

In phase one we would gather all information and translate that into a masterplan, make preliminary designs, do necessary financial calculations, and a construction/ delivery schedule. The second and third phase are all about desiging the area in such a way that we can start construction after that.

Getting started

After a first meeting we can already start with the strategy and masterplanning. To do so we do a brainstorm session with your team to figure what you want, what we can help with, when and with what budget. This entire process usually takes a few weeks and might need follow-up discussions on location or via phone or skype, depending on scale of the project. We work fast. After the first process you already have a detailed handbook and complete masterplan of your project.


A good price estimate is $45,000.- per month for the Basic Odyssey team, plus travel and stay.

This could lead to the following example:

  1. Phase 1: 2 months, of which minimum 1 on location.
  2. Phase 2: 3 months, not necessarily on location but would need meetings.
  3. Phase 3: 6 months, not necessarily on location but would need meetings. Might need an extra designer.
  4. Phase 4: to be determined in previous phases, unknown at this moment.


We can provide you with a quote and timeline, but would prefer to do so after for instance a Skype discussion where we both can ask the questions we have. We need some specific information to make a good offer.

Construction management

Construction management and leisure development needs a different scope of work than project management for a company project. At Rianfil we  usually don’t work with the PMBOK method or any other basic project management method, simply because these are meant for IT projects or product development and not suitable for development and construction of a theme park. We do work with the PIBA method, BIM (master)planning, and the Code of Practise for construction management. However working on leisure projects differs significantly from building a hotel, a mall, a block of houses. Therefore we work according to IAAPA and TEA standards, and combine many of the construction standards into one solid scope of work.

Problem Solving

For damage control and problem solving of existing projects I always will…

… make a (new and my own) BIM/ information model of the project and construction;

… do a financial assesment resulting in a financial report;

… write a project mandate with plan of work, addressing short term solutions for problems that need immediate addressing and long term solutions for the remaining time of the project.

This plan of attack will be presented and discussed resulting in solid solutions for getting the project back on track.

When needed we can/will work with our own (assistant) project managers, masterplanners and other expert team members.

We work fast and we deliver.



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