The process of construction involves carrying out a myriad of activities. It is essential therefore to logically plan the sequence and timing of these activities in order to arrive at the optimal programme for any project.
Project planning is carried out at a number of levels but can be categorised as ‘strategic planning’ which provides a broad outline of what the project has to achieve and how it will be achieved, and ‘operational planning’ which details the activities, resources and durations required to deliver the strategic plans.
BrunswickIS work with the project team to ensure that all programme activities are actively managed and this includes those activities relating to the provision of information as well as the physical construction activities. This requires properly developed programmes using tools such as network and critical path analysis and the implementation of control mechanisms such as earned value analysis.
The planning process can be developed to meet the demands of Clients carrying out large programmes of work. This is a common scenario for Clients responsible for managing and developing infrastructure assets whether this is in the construction, process or transport sectors.
In these circumstances programme management includes the development of asset management plans together with procurement and contracting strategies that consider the packaging of similar projects into programmes of work together with supply chain management to secure long term efficiencies. The planning process must take due account of the asset management plan and the sensible use of the available resources both physical and fiscal.
Establishing the Project Team
Developing Project Controls
Cost Planning and Control
Managing the Supply Chain
Tendering and contractor selection
Developing Collaborative Working Arrangements
Benchmarking and Key Performance Indicators
Value Management and Engineering