The client is an innovative, International construction and engineering company, who have 160 years history specialising in the construction industry, spanning over three centuries.
The end client wanted to deliver a technologically advanced data centre.
This was set to be the most expensive data centre ever delivered.
The data centre build programme was challenging to achieve.
There were testing operating conditions, which meant all construction & supply chain activity had to be robustly planned, coordinated and controlled.
The COVID-19 pandemic also presented some of its own challenges, as the principal contractor wanted the collaborative planning & controls delivered digitally to accommodate remote working.
- BBI Services were engaged in the Pre Con stage to design & deliver a suite of programme control measures, along with the deployment of a digital collaborative planning solution.
- We deployed a system that provided the controls & collaborative planning elements, coaching the team to surface potential issues, capture make ready needs and drive certainty across the programme.
- Using BIM 360 Plan, digital collaboration software & a Lean Planning process – we engaged the team and embedded a robust well adopted solution.
Some feedback from the teams:
“The current process is working well with positive feedback from subcontractors.”
“Everything is easier to complete, we have visibility of all contractor activities & identify blockers weeks in advance of any work starting. It’s smooth.”
At the start of the project, PPC (planned percentage complete) was not measured. Once a control and measurement system was implemented, immediately there was a rapid increase in the PPC and the number of tasks completed – therefore increasing project delivery certainty.
The PPC climbed from 60% to >80%. A project average of 82% has been sustained in tough operating conditions.
8 months on, the process changes have been sustained, teams are in a much better position to deliver against challenging milestones and the client is now working to expand these controls beyond construction into the commissioning phase.