Key Points towards Efficient Working & Risk Aversion in Construction field

Key Points towards Efficient Working & Risk Aversion in Construction Field

Pre-Project Activities

  • Conceptualize the entire construction plan and schedule resources & stagewise activities at macro as well as micro levels.
  • Plan beforehand if the construction and related activities shall be given on turnkey, semi-turnkey or package mode.
  • Plan also if supply of certain major value building material (cement, rebar, steel, etc.) will be Owner's or Contractor's scope to avoid any confusion at tendering stage.
  • Conduct detailed Plant land studies including topographical, geotechnical, hydological and other related studies.
  • Avail prerequisite data from respective Equipment/Technology suppliers and prepare the design concept, design brief and the tender documents entailing all the requisite details prior to floating the same to the bidding parties.
  • Define and assign respective authorities and responsibilities of the Project Management core team to monitor the health of the project on a continual basis and take necessary/corrective actions as and when required.

On-site Work Progress, Planning & Monitoring

    • Select the most suitable party and award the work.
    • Ensure cross checking all selected party's submissions and commitments. The agreed resource and construction schedule should be made part of the Contract itself so that the Contractor remains legally liable and responsible.
    • Ensure work to proceed as per the agreed construction schedule, and following the stringent of Quality and Safety norms.
    • Obtain work progress reports from the Contractor towards continual monitoring and validation of the same. Adequate measures must be ensured to take necessary preventive/ corrective actions.
    • Organize time to time meetings among various parties concerned to obtain concurrence on various project related issues.
    • Clearance of fronts must be given on time and in staggered manner to ensure full utility of men & machinery of the Contractor.

    Common Bottlenecks/ Risks Requiring Adequate Attention for Successful Completion

    • Local conditions of the plant area must be kept in mind while planning. It includes climatic conditions, existing habitation, availability of labour, socio-economic as well as environmental impact assessment of the Construction work on short as well as long term basis, etc.
    • In all major industries, the buildings and structures of a particular Plant are typical and require certain level of skill and experience. The probable contractor must be evaluated on various aspects before being selected for the proposed works.
    • Special (non-regular) structures like RCC Silos and Stacks are intrinsic part of a Cement plant, the construction of which demands special techniques and skills. The contractor must have sufficient experience and slipform related equipment for giving a quality outcome. Even if the silos/ stacks are to be made in structural steel, the same also need special skills and equipment for fabrication and erection purposes.
    • Various machine foundations required for the mills, fans, etc. also require special construction means and monitoring.
    • The preheater being the highest and most time consuming structure in a cement plant and the likes requires efficient planning and construction means. The timely completion of a project largely depend upon this structure's timely construction.
    • The completed foundations/fronts should be got concurred from the M&E contractors/ departments in a progressive manner so that clearance be given for further activities that can be taken up simultaneously thereby optimizing time for timely execution.

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