The start of the construction phase involves a lot of effort from all parties. This time can be hectica and correct planning and management of this stage is crucial for the projects successful turnout. This is how we can help you.

Site kick-off

Detailed quantities take off for structural works.

Analyzing the structural drawings and specifications and preparing a detailed bill of quantities for individual members.

Phasing and sequencing for structural works.

During construction, the phasing developed in the design phase is further detailed in order to get a clear weekly programme for the construction of each area of the project.

Presentations (2D and 3D) of the phasing of the construction based on the planning.

Following the weekly phasing, as per the clients requirements, a 2D or 3D presentation is produced, showing the site development, including also the temporary works (i.e. tower cranes, hoists, etc) as well as the actual building, along the timeline of the project. This is updated as per the construction progress


Comparisons and financial evaluations

As the price of the materials is but a component of the total cost, we strive to consider all the elements in order to find the overall cost for the client.

Comparisons between the different financial solutions such as purchase, purchase + buy-back, rental or mixed. These comparisons are made (or updating comparisons done in the tender stage) between different systems and solutions, taking into account the full costs, meaning actual price for the system, manpower, consumables, lost items, accessories and the duration of assembling, dismantling and moving the materials.

If a financial evaluation has already been done in the tendering or design stage, when shifting to the construction phase, this is the moment when the actual decision is made. Therefore, a review and update of the evaluation must be done. If not, then a comprehensive evaluation must be done, putting in balance the advantages/disadvantages of the different solutions, considering the global costs, timeframe, geographic location and return policies.

Overall detailed estimation/pricing of the temporary works needed to complete the project

Detailed estimations with regards to the planning are made for all the temporary works equipments, from scaffolding and formwork to the tower cranes used on the project.

Material planning

Tower cranes installation and dismantling planning / forecast.

Tower crane hook time analysis.

Scaffold solutions: load bearing, hanging, cantilever, special/custom-built.

Access scaffold: Light, medium or heavy-duty working platforms, stairs, temporary walkways, alternative access.

Formwork and scaffolding quantities estimation and delivery planning.

Coordination between the different trades regarding the temporary works.

Formwork and scaffolding return planning.

Defining the construction joints for the walls, SOGs and suspended slabs.

Shop drawings planning (site installations, excavations, formwork, scaffolding).

Planning of the calculation notes.

Trainings on site regarding the materials handling, installation and dismantling.

Implementing on site a system for checking scaffolding by a 3rd party, and a striking permit system in order to cast the slabs.

Production of method statements list and planning for submission/approval.

Detailed phasing for the earthworks, following the project planning.

Backpropping calculation notes and shop drawings list and planning.

Defining the materials requirements

Choice of lifting equipment: Tower cranes, mobile cranes, manual/electric winch, chainblock, etc.

Site facilities: offices, hoardings.

Choice of vertical transportation/access: hoists, Mast climbers, MEWPs, Gantries.

Choice of formwork (traditional, panels, steel frames, climbing, self-climbing, slipform, bridges, tunnels).

Choice of scaffolding: tube & fittings, tube-lock, cuplock, ringlock, etc.

Edge protections.

Propping and backpropping needs.

Loading decks (supported or cantilever).

Support to excavations, sheet pilling.

Defining the construction phases and the rotation of materials based on the project planning.

Safety platforms rotation

Method Statements

Drafting a list and planning for the required method statements related to the temporary works for the whole project duration.

Support during construction

Planning and sequencing follow-up updating for structural works.

We believe a good planning must go together with a close follow-up will insure any unforeseen delays are mitigated at the earliest time possible.

2D and 3D presentations follow-up and updating of the phasing of the construction based on the planning.

The visual presentations comparing the planning to the actual advancement of the project is the best solution that will make the client understand there the project stands at a certain moment.

Site management

Materials inspections on delivery.

Follow up on the system for checking scaffolding by a 3rd party, and a striking permit system in order to cast the slabs.

Constant coordination between the different trades regarding the temporary works.

Method Statements

Issuing and follow-up the method statements for the temporary works related activities until approved by the client and issued to site.

Shop drawings and calculation notes

Tower cranes / hoists relocation.

Tower cranes dismantling plans

Production of the shop drawings for phasing, formwork, scaffolding, propping and edge protection following the planning.

Producing the shop drawings for the working platforms.

Production of shop drawings for site installations (including tower cranes, hoist, laydown areas, site access routes), excavations.

Producing of the calculation notes according to the planning.

Producing the shop drawings for safety platforms rotation and their follow-up according to the planning.

Producing the backpropping calculation notes and shop drawings and follow-up.

Detailed lifting plans.

Site completion

Usually at the end of a large construction site there will be endless discussions regarding the state of materials and either these can be accepted or not by the supplier. All this could be limited to a minimum if not fully removed by early thoroughly checking of the materials on delivery on site.

On-site support for materials return, inspection and joint inspection with the supplier’s representative, insuring the correct assessment of the state of material.

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