In recent years, Ricon has realized there has been an increase in demand to repeatedly prove its ability to deliver substantial construction projects within increasingly ambitious targets. The pre-construction stage brings Pillars knowledge of development, construction, design and procurement within easy reach of its clients at the earliest stages in programmed development.
Establish with the client an outline brief for the project taking into account building function; space requirements; land usage; site information; cost targets; time and quality targets; occupational requirements and commercial objectives. Monitor the development of the outline brief in to a detailed brief by the design team.
Review the brief and advise the client with respect to construction feasibility and procurement within cost and time parameters.
Review the client brief with the design team to discuss various methods of achieving the same end result and than maximize value for money.
Review the status of the environmental impact study prepared by the client.
Prepare an overall strategic master programme setting out the management project with basic project structure. The programme most also incorporate the role of project participants and mechanisms to plan, execute, monitor and review the project development in accordance with the client's brief, and overall project duration and major milestones.
Analyze the impact on financing, design, procurement, construction and commissioning requirements of various phasing options.
Prepare an elemental conceptual cost estimate (project cost model) based on conceptual design.
Develop a strategy of how the work will be procured (contract packaging) taking into consideration specific project conditions in terms of time, design, local and international resources, long lead deliveries, local requirements, site-wide purchasing opportunities. It should also include standard contract documentation comprising all the information documentation, drawings and specifications (translated as needed) to meet the client's requirements.
Prepare project organization plans and structures. Define responsibilities and reporting relationships.
Prepare the Project Procedures Manual with the consultants to cover project details, directory, communications, reporting, financial matters, meetings, drawings, circulation of correspondence, bid packages, tenders, payments, defects liability certification and insurance requirements.
(all these appointments are made by the client): Clarify outline design briefs; establish design scopes; advise on the design team pre-qualifications and appointments (for those who have not already been appointed), and coordinate design team activities. Advise on the procurement of special studies and review. The designers or the specialist trade contractor (in which event the designer will approve said design) will carryout all design specifications and drawings.
Identify staffing requirements and necessary skills of individual consultants.
Review the project master plan to ensure all aspects of the development are covered.
Develop and update an overall construction strategy for the site including phasing and squencing, logistics, safety plan, security, industrial relations, quality control, enviornmental impact plan and hand over squencing.
Prepare a master schedule of the projet. This schedule forms a part of the trade contractors tender documents and is updated during the procurement and construction periods in accordance with the trade contractors schedules.
Establish detailed design programmes with the design team and identify design deliverables both by the design team and specialized trade contractors including drawings, design calculations, specifications and quality control procedures. Monitor design progress, identify programme divergence and recommend remedial action. Report on cost and time effects of design changes. Prepare design analysis and advise the client and design team. Set up regular design team meetings to resolve outstanding matters.