The fast track pre-construction phase had a challenging target of 4 months from appointment to starting on site, taking the design from BSRIA Stage D to Stage F.
To achieve this we managed the process very closely with our design partner and arranged detailed regular input from our Pre-Construction department, commissioning management, specialist CDP contractors, construction managers, installation drawing production and end users. The HE Simm approved supply chain process paid dividends in allowing the early appointment of key suppliers and specialists feeding into the coordinated MEP design.
The quantity/usage rate of bulk materials and their control presented a commercial and logistics challenge. Bulk material take offs were done from Stage E and, where available, Stage F design drawings by Area Construction Managers and supervisors. Take offs were carried out to suit the way the jobs were to be built, with drawings attached/marked up as a record. The bulk take offs were reviewed by labour-only contractors for accuracy and the materials were then called off by the area supervision through our Logistics Coordinator.