PROJECT MANAGEMENT & ENGINEERING METHODOLOGY
The primary activities are summarized as:
• AVON PROJECT MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES
• IMPLEMENTING THE SCOPE OF WORKS
• MAN MANAGEMENT / LABOR CONTROL
• MATERIAL REQUISITION
• PROGRESS MONITORING / VALUATION OF WORKS
• HEALTH & SAFETY
The aim of the project manager is to carry out the work efficiently to achieve completion within the cost limitation of necessary of the contract sum. Company policy is to manage our proportion of the work and if necessary other trades, to succeed. In the absence of realistic recourse to contract law taking a heavily contractual and negative stand will only cause bad feeling. A more imaginative approach is favored to achieve results.
It is essential to commence work in an efficient and effective manner. it is so often the case that more time is lost on site in the opining few weeks of a project than at any other. Time lost is rarely recovered so as far as is possible each week should be treated as the last.
The Project Manager is the highest authority on site. He has full control over the works and is empowered to represent the company and make decisions he sees fit. He is responsible to the General Manager and may call upon the support of the Main Office at his discretion.
AVON will establish a dedicated project team to undertake the project responsibilities. This includes planning, drawings, procurement, installation, QA/ QC, Safety, Testing & commissioning activities. This team will also be responsible for the co-ordination and incorporation of all data provided by the specialist equipment suppliers and subcontractors.
The project team will initially undertake a detailed review of the Project to ensure that the scope of work is fully identified and reflected in the project construction program.
A detailed project construction program will be prepared / submitted for approval soon after the award of the contract which will include:
• Site facilities
• Drawing Submissions
• Material Submissions
• Installation activities
• Pre-commissioning activities
• Testing & commissioning activities
• Inspection & Approvals from Statutory Bodies / Local authorities
• Demonstration of interface / integration of various systems
• Snagging / Punch lists / Sign Off
• Handing Over of systems & spares
• Submission of As-Built drawings / O&M manuals
• Training of Client's operatives
• Project completion
Drawing and material submittals with supporting data will then be prepared and submitted for approval in a timely manner to suit procurement / installation requirements and milestones.
All documents will be strictly in accordance with the approved Project Quality Manual.
It is the intention of AVON to use as much as possible of the drawings and specifications issued for construction.
AVONwill prepare and obtain approval of the Project Consultants/client for the following:
• Builders-work Drawings
• Installation / Shop / Fabrication Drawings
• Schedules / Schematics / Calculations / Charts (if any)
• As-built Drawings
The procedures of the Drawing Offices will comply with the requirements of the approved Project Quality manual of AVON.
Place of Manufacture
Packing and Delivery
Manufacturing and Delivery Periods
Planning and Co-ordination
At the programming stage, access dates for the delivery routes and the installation sites shall be clarified with Authorities and designated contractors.
Progress meetings & regular site visits will be required to update the information about the site progress and to coordinate access and other requirements.
Interfaces with Designated Contractors will be identified and recorded.
The works program will be developed to indicate that the works can be installed within the time restraints of the project.
Prior to installation work commencing, a joint site survey with the client representative will take place to ensure that the area is suitable for work to commence.
Generally all installation works are carried out concurrently with other building trade contractors and AVON will fully coordinate with them to avoid abortive work.
Other contractors would have to take the consent of the supervisor of AVON team if they need to access the area where currently work would be in progress. Also they would have to arrange all necessary protection to AVON work done in that area.
All work will be installed in accordance with the agreed method statements and monitored by the Project quality plan to ensure the quality of installation.
The installation method will generally be in accordance with the installation instructions provided by the manufacturer and agreed in the method statement.
Testing and Commissioning Plan
Inspection and test plans will be prepared and agreed in advance of any testing. These will identify what tests or inspections are required, when they have to be performed and what records have to be kept. The tests will basically follow the test requirement stipulated in the tender document. The testing and inspection will be generally performed at 3 stages: inspection at receipt and unpacking of equipment; testing and inspection of the item at completion.
All tests and inspections will be coordinated with the Authority in advance for arrangement of witnesses and certification.
Onsite training shall be provided for the Authority personnel as set out in the specification. Discipline wise details pertaining to the scope of training shall be forwarded for approval.
Operation and Maintenance
Operation and Maintenance manual will be submitted at the end of the project.