Our Turnkey Project Approach
THE EXPERTISE YOU NEED EVERY STEP OF THE WAY
ICM’s divisions work under one roof to provide clients with a true “Turnkey Project Approach.” ICM is capable of taking a project over from the very beginning stages of concept design, all the way through construction and facility operations.
Design and Engineering
Each project is a collaborative exploration with our clients, seeking innovative design solutions. We embrace a wide range of influences in our approach, finding inspiration in the details of your history, geography, and culture.
We then morph this inspiration into a one-of-a-kind experience. Our goal is to imagine new possibilities for human interaction and experience.
Using our proven Turnkey Process approach and an overwhelming desire to push the limits, our talented designers and engineers create unique destinations that defy expectations. ICM’s experienced development team works with investors, planners, architects, developers, and municipalities to synthesize a realistic vision for all stakeholders.
Schematic Design & Development
Building an innovative destination begins with a vision. Clients come to us seeking design solutions for their ideas – whether an iconic aquarium for a retail enterprise or a city’s new oceanarium, ICM’s network of world-class architects, engineers, and graphic designers will push the boundaries of creativity and imagination to create an unparalleled visitor experience.
ICM’s schematic designs bring client’s ideas to life and help visualize what is possible. Let us design your next project.
Our construction drawings are more than just blueprints, they detail every step of the building process – from cost estimating to energy consumption.
Our specialty engineering services foster sound and efficient aquariums. We use the latest technologies, such as BIM modeling, from inception to completion to ensure every step is accounted for.
Building-themed and attraction based projects from design to completion is a unique industry that requires a highly skilled team. With a wide variety of past projects, our team has solidified itself as the industry leader in construction management.
Combined with the expertise of our Design & Engineering division, ICM’s team of well-established construction experts completes state-of-the-art projects for high profile clients around the world.
Our established relationships with the globe’s leading manufacturing and supplier firms allow us for sourcing high-quality, competitively priced materials during the procurement process. Our focus is on utilizing the best techniques possible to ensure projects flow seamlessly through the construction and installation stages.
ICM’s turnkey approach allows us to build aquariums and themed attractions that leverage resources efficiently and reduce operational costs, which result in highly effective outcomes.
ICM construction is the leading expert in the coordination and execution of on-site and prefabricated techniques coupled with proven international sourcing and logistics.
ICM’s on-site protocol results in successful projects commonly deemed impossible. We understand the rigorous requirements to complete construction within budget, on time and built to the highest global standards.
Operations and Development
Where we choose to procure the inhabitants within our projects is an important decision. Our team always practices sustainable collection, using an alliance of only the best and most secure partners. We have a network that spans the globe, ensuring our clients get the best.
ICM preplans every step of the way to ensure the collection, holding, shipping, customs clearance and final transport are all smooth — and our on-site protocol is some of the strictest in the industry.
With over 40 years of experience, our diverse team of back of house experts, including: aquarists, curators, biologists, and aquarium managers have developed the ability to maintain top quality facilities and provide our animals with care that is second to none.
Branding and Commercialization
Once you have an aquarium or themed attraction, driving attendance and revenue is key. ICM’s marketing and branding efforts can assist in the design and establishment of the brand — including naming and logo design — advertising, merchandising, online communications, sales operations, event sales, and corporate partnerships.
With a proven track record for assessing and leveraging audience insight to drive brand awareness and experience, we understand the needs of marketing and merchandising a world-class venue.