Regardless of the procurement route chosen by our clients, Absal Paul focuses on the need to work closely with all the project team in a proactive and collaborative manner to develop the best solutions for the construction of every project. We are accustomed to delivering premium grade, technically challenging projects to tight programmes and budgets. Through a series of project workshops, our construction management team seeks to establish and identify any unique project specific challenges at the outset of every project. Our collaborative delivery methodologies on all projects include the following principles and procedures;11
- PROJECT WORKSHOPS
- RIGOROUS PROGRAMMING / SCHEDULING
- FULL PROJECT INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
- PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT – SUBCONTRACTOR, MATERIALS ETC.
- PRO-ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF SUBCONTRACTORS
- THOROUGH M&E CO-ORDINATION
- STRINGENT QUALITY MANAGEMENT
- PROJECT CLOSE OUT AND HANDOVER
In order to combat the often geographically dispersed members of our project teams, Absal Paul employs web-based construction collaboration technology to manage the transfer of all project design information between parties. This software application (collaborative extranet) enables effective sharing of project-related information and ensures real-time information exchange. It acts as a centralised repository or data store of all information, documentation and drawings. It can be accessed by all authorised team members in real-time.
4D Building Information Modelling (4D BIM) technology is widely employed by Absal Paul. This software allows the intelligent linking of individual 3D CAD components or assemblies with time or schedule-related information.
The construction of the 4D models enables the various parties of a construction project to visualize the entire duration of a series of events
and display the progress of construction activities through the lifetime of the project. In essence the use of 4D BIM allows the 3D Model of the building to be fully integrated with the construction schedule and in effect affords the project team the opportunity to ‘build the project twice’ – virtually and on site. It also allows the team to learn how ongoing changes to the design and performance of the project can be tracked throughout the delivery process.
This BIM centric approach towards a project has a very high potential to improve the project management and delivery of construction project, of any size or complexity.