Consulting Services

Civil Engineer Ioannis A. Peppas for responsible for coordinating the whole venture. This venture pertained to the studies carried out and the construction of the Olympic Projects that fell under the jurisdiction of the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works/EDYE/OE 2004, and specifically the following projects:

- Schinias Olympic Rowing and Canoeing Centre;

- Agios Kosmas Sailing Centre;

- Volleyball Centre and reclamation of the area around the Falirikos Bay ;

- Elliniko Archery Centre;

- Goudi Olympic Facilities.

The object of the study was to provide consulting services to the relevant agencies both during the preparation of the application studies as well as during the construction of the works undertaken. The company ETME: PEPPAS & ASSOCIATES was a subcontractor of the main contractor. The contract pertained to the provision of consulting services of all hydraulic works (disposal of wastewater, water supply, drainage of storm water, flood prevention), as follows:

- monitoring and quality control of hydraulic works following project studies by EYDE/OE 2004;

- monitoring the planning of studies and projects;

- inspection of Olympic project hydraulic studies (definitive and application) submitted to the relevant agencies for approval;

- drafting of relevant inspection sheets for the hydraulic studies submitted;

- quality inspection of materials the main contractor suggested be used;

- cost evaluation of the new projects and materials;

- spot inspections in order to resolve matters pertaining to the construction to the projects;

- monitoring and quality control of projects, as well as support during the supervision of the construction;

- participation in meetings organized by the relevant agencies in order to resolve matters that arose in the studies or during construction;

- preparation of hydraulic work studies.

Provision of consulting services to the D7 Division of the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works in the following areas:

planning of flood-prevention projects financed by the Council of Europe Social Development Fund; inspection of relevant project studies;

drafting of Tender Information and technical specifications documents for flood-prevention projects;

monitoring the execution of the relevant projects at every stage.

Mr I. Peppas was responsible for coordinating the whole venture. As part of the abovementioned obligations, the consultant performed 18 local inspections (outside the Athens urban area) and submitted 18 reports with respect to the contracts for the flood-prevention projects underway at:

- the Community of Arachova, Municipality of Platanos , Nafpaktia;

- the Rados torrent, at the costal area of Iria, Nafplio;

- the island of Samos , where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the Petaloi, Dervenios, Arachovitikos and Kyrillos torrents in the Prefecture of Corinthia ;

- the Ptaloi torrent, Municipality of Evrostini , Prefecture of Corinthia ;

- the Sythas torrent, Xilokastro, where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the island of Corfu , where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the Municipality of Menidi , Prefecture of Etoloakarnania , where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the work along the Karpenisi-Chelidona rural road, Prefecture of Fokida ;

- the Kalentzi-Geladino rural road, Community of Kalentzi, Prefecture of Achaia ; Reports were also submitted with respect to the drafting of a study on the flood prevention works for the part of Nedontas torrent running through the city of Kalamata , as well as a technical-financial investigation into the alternative solutions and the processing of the programme for the construction works. The following Tender Information Documents were prepared:

- Study of flood protection for the Municipality of Pythagorio on the island of Samos ;

- Study of the flood protection for the island of Corfu.

Provision of consulting services to the D7 Division of the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works in the following areas:

planning of flood-prevention projects financed by the Council of Europe Social Development Fund; inspection of relevant project studies; drafting of Tender Information and technical specifications documents for flood-prevention projects; monitoring the execution of the relevant projects at every stage.

Mr I. Peppas was responsible for coordinating the whole venture. As part of the abovementioned obligations, the consultant performed 18 local inspections (outside the Athens urban area) and submitted 18 reports with respect to the contracts for the flood-prevention projects underway at:

- the Community of Arachova, Municipality of Platanos , Nafpaktia;

- the Rados torrent, at the costal area of Iria, Nafplio;

- the island of Samos , where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the Petaloi, Dervenios, Arachovitikos and Kyrillos torrents in the Prefecture of Corinthia ;

- the Ptaloi torrent, Municipality of Evrostini , Prefecture of Corinthia ;

- the Sythas torrent, Xilokastro, where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the island of Corfu , where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the Municipality of Menidi , Prefecture of Etoloakarnania , where the required actions for dealing with the problems that might be caused by possible storms were taken;

- the work along the Karpenisi-Chelidona rural road, Prefecture of Fokida ;

- the Kalentzi-Geladino rural road, Community of Kalentzi, Prefecture of Achaia ; Reports were also submitted with respect to the drafting of a study on the flood prevention works for the part of Nedontas torrent running through the city of Kalamata , as well as a technical-financial investigation into the alternative solutions and the processing of the programme for the construction works. The following Tender Information Documents were prepared:

- Study of flood protection for the Municipality of Pythagorio on the island of Samos ;

- Study of the flood protection for the island of Corfu.

The project aimed at developing a national cost estimate, so as to establish the exact cost of the public works planned by various agencies, such as:

 

Hydraulic works;

 

Road-construction works;

 

Harbour works;

 

Building works.

 

Mr I. Peppas was responsible for coordinating the whole venture, which was carried out by ETME: ANTONIOU-PEPPAS & ASSOCIATES. The following work was completed in the context of this venture: collection of financial data relating to hydraulic works completed throughout Greece in the last 15 years;

 

auditing of final accounts and comparative tables for more than 200 projects, which included a whole array of hydraulic works, such as:

 

- dams

 

- water tanks

 

- water transportation

 

- water supply networks

 

- storm water drainage networks

 

- wastewater drainage networks

 

- wastewater treatment units

 

- irrigation

 

- flood prevention; updating the financials for the abovementioned projects;

 

creation of tables, in units of “cost per natural object”, which also included all sundry items arising from the construction of these projects, e.g. cost per water pipe unit (steel pipes), including earthworks, pipes and special items etc, or cost of irrigation network per hectare, including pumping stations, transportation networks, distribution networks, road networks etc; creation of a database per natural object, as defined above, using a special algorithm, which was developed and passed on to the Ministry;

 

grouping of the hydraulic works in individual categories, such as dams, water supply works etc, decoding of the technical and financial features of each project and recoding those in the database. This resulted in the creation of Completed Natural Object Units for each work category. This software, which was eventually submitted to the Ministry, as well as the data recorded by the consultant as part of the contract can provide cost estimates for nearly any project, and especially hydraulic ones. The system is open and it is possible to expand it and update it depending on the situation. Furthermore, in the same venture, and as per the contract, the descriptive accounts that apply internationally for construction projects were collected. Then, after studying the Greek legislation and the facts that apply for construction works in Greece, a proposal was put forward for improving and supplementing the descriptive accounts that were in force. Finally, tables and tree diagrams with new descriptive article accounts were submitted to the Ministry. Based on this information, which was supplemented and improved by the Institute of Economic Construction , in 2005, the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works instituted the new descriptive accounts that are in force today.

As part of the joint venture, ETME: ANTONIOU-PEPPAS & ASSOCIATES covered all the aspects pertaining to the hydraulic projects, and specifically the:

Hydraulic works;

Drainage works;

Road-construction works;

Harbour works;

Building works.

Mr I. Peppas was responsible for coordinating the whole venture. The following work was completed in the context of the contract: collection and recording of technical specifications that apply in Greece ; classification of these technical specifications based on a chosen ranking system;

presentation of the technical specifications systems that apply in the EU Member States, and specifically the United Kingdom, Germany and France;

comparison of the technical specifications that apply in Greece with the systems of other EU Member States;

submission of a conclusions and proposals report with respect to the way the Greek state will be able to attain an autonomous technical specifications system for all type of public works undertaken in the country. A technical specifications management system that will offer safe infrastructure for storing, finding and managing data either via an agency’s network r via autonomous storing systems (CD-ROMs). This system will incorporate an agency’s document management, imaging and routing into a single unit.

Provision of consulting services to the D7 Division of the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works in the following areas:

planning of flood-prevention projects financed by the Council of Europe Social Development Fund;

inspection of relevant project studies;

drafting of Tender Information and technical specifications documents for flood-prevention projects;

monitoring the execution of the relevant projects at every stage.

Mr I. Peppas was responsible for coordinating the whole venture. As part of the abovementioned obligations, the consultant performed 31 local inspections (outside the Athens urban area) and submitted 18 reports with respect to the contracts for the flood-prevention projects underway.

Provision of consulting services to the D7 Division of the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works in the following areas:

planning of flood-prevention projects financed by the Council of Europe Social Development Fund;

inspection of relevant project studies; preparation of project studies; drafting of Tender Information and technical specifications documents for flood-prevention projects;

monitoring the execution of the relevant projects at every stage. Mr I. Peppas was responsible for coordinating the whole venture.

As part of the abovementioned obligations, the consultant performed 53 local inspections (outside the Athens urban area) and submitted 35 reports with respect to the contracts for the flood-prevention projects underway. Specifically, the reports were on the:

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents in Messinia” as part of the contract for the flood prevention and drainage construction works in Ano Messinia;

- “Flood prevention for torrents in the Prefecture of Chania ”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents on the islands of Rhodes , Karpathos and Kasos”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents on the islands of Rhodes , Karpathos and Kasos”;

- “Flood prevention for torrents in the prefectures of Fthiotida, Fokida and Evritania”; – “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents on the inlands belonging to the Prefecture of Cyclades ”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents on the islands of Rhodes , Karpathos and Kasos”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents of Nestos-Kosynthos”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents on the islands of Rhodes, Karpathos and Kasos”;

- “Flood prevention for torrents on the island of Thasos, Prefecture of Kavala”;

- “Flood protection in Kato Doliana, Tyros, Sapounakeika, Timenio and Ladonas, and flood protection for rivers in the Prefecture of Laconia ”;

- “Flood protection for the upward flow of the Viotikos Kifisos River ”;

- “Flood prevention for the torrents in the Prefecture of Evia ”;

- “Flood prevention for the Acheloos River , downstream to the Stratos dam and the Dimikos trench”;

- “Inspection of the Dimikos trench channelling”;

- “Flood protection for the Inachos River and the Ksiria torrent, Prefecture of Argolida ”;

- “Flood prevention for the Acheloos River , downstream to the Stratos dam and the Dimikos trench”;

- Flood protection works in the Acheloos River ;

- “Flood prevention for torrents in Loutraki, the Asopos River and torrents in Corinth ”;

- Flood protection for the city of Corinth (Xiropotamos torrent);

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents in the Prefecture of Heraklio , Crete ”;

- Proposal for the amendment of the study with respect to the project “Flood protection for the Municipality of N. Kazantzakis (Choudetsi torrent)”;

- “Flood prevention for the rivers Pinios, Alfios and Nedas, and torrents in the Prefecture of Ilia ”;

- Project studies for the Floka dam;

- “Flood prevention for torrents in Central and West Macedonia ”;

- Proposal for funding the a project in the Paralia Community, Prefecture of Pieria ”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents in the Prefecture of Messinia ”;

- Amendments to the project “Repair of the dam at the Tsakonas torrent, Prefecture of Messinia ”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents in Nafpaktia, Mesolongi, Xiromero and Valtos”;

- “Flood prevention in the area Lisini, Prefecture of Etoloakarnania ”;

- “Flood prevention for torrents on the island of Thasos , Prefecture of Kavala ”;

- Study for the project “Flood protection of Myrtofytos and Folia, Prefecture of Kavala ”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents in Nafpaktia, Mesolongi, Xiromero and Valtos”;

- “Diversion of the Krikeliotis torrent to its former riverbed”;

- “Improvement of the channelling of the Strimonas River upstream and downstream flow” and “Reinforcement of Lake Kerkini’s eastern embankment for the protection of the residential areas”;

- Flood prevention project for the Strimonas River and Lake Kerkini ;

- “Flood protection in Kato Doliana, Tyros, Sapounakeika, Timenio and Ladonas, and flood prevention for rivers in the Prefecture of Laconia ”;

- Amendment to the study on diversion trench III for the project “Flood protection in Kato Doliana, Prefecture of Arcadia ”;

- “Reinforcement of Lake Kerkini ‘s eastern embankment for the protection of the residential areas”;

- Flood protection project at Lake Kerkini ;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents in Nafpaktia, Mesolongi, Xiromero and Valtos”;

- “Flood protection of the arable land in the communities of Katochi and Neochorio, Prefecture of Etoloakarnania ”;

- “Flood prevention for rivers and torrents in Nestos and Kosynthos”;

- Study for the project “Flood protection of riverside areas in the Kosynthos River , Prefecture of Xanthi , on the part from Xanthi to its estuary”;

- “Flood protection in Kato Doliana, Tyros, Sapounakeika, Timenio and Ladonas, and flood prevention for rivers in the Prefecture of Laconia ”;

- “Flood protection for the residential settlements of Tyros and Sapounakeika”;

- “Reinforcement of Lake Kerkini ‘s eastern embankment for the protection of the residential areas”;

- “Flood prevention works on the eastern embankment of Lake Kerkini ”;

- “Flood prevention for the rivers Pinios, Alfios and Nedas, and torrents in the Prefecture of Ilia ”;

- “Proposals arising from the investigation on the impact of the Floka dam on the fish population of the Alfios River ”;

- “Flood prevention for torrents in the prefectures of

Provision of consulting services to the D7 Division of the Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works in the following areas: planning of flood-prevention projects financed by the Council of Europe Social Development Fund;

inspection of relevant project studies; preparation of project studies, drafting of Tender Information and technical specifications documents for flood-prevention projects;

monitoring the execution of the relevant projects at every stage.

Mr I. Peppas was responsible for coordinating the whole venture.

As part of the abovementioned obligations, the consultant performed 92 local inspections (outside the Athens urban area) and submitted 18 reports with respect to the contracts for the flood-prevention projects underway at:

a) the Acheloos River , on the part from the estuary to the outlet of the escape canal of the Army Hydroelectric Station;

b) the torrents in the Prefecture of Rethymno , Crete ;

c) rivers and torrents in the Prefecture of Heraklion , Crete , and specifically at the rivers Giofyros, Anapodiaris and Koutsoulitis;

d) the Kravsidonas torrent in Volos , where the works concentrated on the protection of the torrent’s gradient; e) rivers and torrents on the islands of Rhodes , Karpathos and Kasos;

f) rivers and torrents in Nafpaktia, Mesolongi, Xiromero, Valtos and Makrynia;

g ) the Choudetsi torrent in the Municipality of N. Kazantzakis ;

h ) the Olympos Community on the island of Karpathos .

Twelve reports were submitted with respect to the design of project studies concerning the flood-prevention projects on rivers and torrents in the prefectures of Trikala and Magnisia. Specifically at:

a) torrents on the island of Thasos , Prefectures of Kavala;

b) the Tyros, Sapounakeika, Timenio torrents in the Prefecture of Arcadia ;

c) rivers and torrents in the Prefecture of Magnisia ;

d) the drainage projects in areas of upper Messinia;

e) the Pinios River (supplementary) in Thessaly ;

f) the greater Loutraki area;

g) the torrents in the Prefecture of Chania , Crete . Tender

Tender Information documents and implementation studies were prepared for: the repair of the damage at the Floka-Alfios Dam.

A definitive study was prepared at implementation stage (Stage A & B projects), with the object being the repair of the damage to the foot of the dam and the construction of a new energy dissipation basin for the weir.

The following projects were carried out as part of the study:

- channelling of flood flow;

- experimental investigation of a gradated energy dissipation project (National Technical University of Athens, Professor G. Christodoulou);

- geotechnical inspection;

- expert opinion on the impact to the natural environment and the fish population;

- Tender Information documents;

- Budget: €4.16 million.

The project was constructed.

a) Settlement of part of the Anapodiaris Rover bed in the area of Protoria, Prefecture of Heraklio , Crete .

b) Settlement of part of the Koutsoulitis Rover bed in the area of Vorres, Prefecture of Heraklio , Crete .

c) Reparation of the damage in the Tsakonas torrent, Prefecture of Messinia .

A definitive study was prepared at implementation stage, with the object being the repair of the damage to the foot of the dam and the construction of a new energy dissipation basin for the weir. The following actions were taken as part of the study:

- Hydraulic study

- Static study

- Tender Information documents

- Budget: € 0.90 million

The project was constructed.

a) Flood protection at the Choudetsi torrent, Municipality of N. Kazantzakis .

b) Flood-prevention project at the Diafanio residential settlement, Olympos Community, island of Karpathos.

Two reports were submitted with respect to the drafting of Environmental Impact Studies for existing studies on flood-preventions projects in rivers in Thessaly.

A hydrological study was prepared for the torrents in Kato Doliana, Prefecture of Arcadia.