Our approach to facility and system design is quite different from that of conventional consulting firms. Our ultimate objective is to provide our clients with the complete, optimal solution for their distribution system requirements. This includes not only the design and analysis phase, but, the total implementation from building architectural services and construction through system equipment, software installation and operator training. Because we function as an integral member of the client's project team, we feel that this approach provides for the maximum continuity from the beginning phases to the completion of the project. It also substantially shortens the overall project schedule and reduces total project costs. Also, because we are an implementation company, design services are not a profit center. As a result, our fees reflect our projected "out of pocket" expenses and, because these services are a normal component of the implementation, they are credited to the implementation cost when that Phase is awarded to Avante Ingenierķa Ltda. The end result is typically a dramatic reduction in client costs for the entire design-build process.