Communications installation around the Houses of Parliament Estate. 24/7 Shifts in public areas and defined traffic control period within which the work had to be completed.
- Keeping track of issues and delays was critical to ensure that our client could protect themselves commercially when things went wrong at no fault of their own.
- There were frequent issues with design and collapsed cable ducts which hindered progress.
- Very tight programme with a must finish dead line meant that everything had to be executed to perfectly.
A highly detailed programme and contractually compliant programme was developed. This allowed the team to see what needed to be done every day and helped the commercial team to demonstrate the knock on effect of delay events in the most clear way possible.
- The commercial team were able to build a strong case when claiming their contractual entitlements because the programme clearly outlined the root causes of the delays that were not due to their own mistakes.
- Clarity on scope was maintained as the programme was used to keep track of the significant amount of additional works which were being performed above and beyond the initial design without formal instructions.
Sometimes it is necessary to go down to the very lowest levels of detail on a contract programme. At the end of the day it is a commercial tool and it needs to be built with this in mind so that it is fit for purpose for recovering costs and protecting against delay damages.