Effective Planning on a Record Breaking Housing Project

A record breaking housing project involving the construction of 350 new homes within just 12 months has recently been completed by one of the Kenzie Group’s clients; a nation-wide housing developer partly due to the effective planning support provided by the Kenzie Group.

The project’s strict deadline of 12 months had to be met in order for the homes to be ready for their new occupants to move into on time. Needless to say, a project of this scale would usually take a matter of years rather than months, but our client took on the challenge and has certainly proved that they can deliver.

Each day during the build, there are operatives from all trades on site, and with over 100 homes at varying stages of progress at peak times there were some 400 operatives on site. Despite the complexity and speed of the project there were no reported accidents or injuries, owing to the client’s determination not to compromise quality, safety or customer service when working at speed.

The Kenzie Group supported the developer throughout the project providing effective planningt services and was responsible for the formulation and implementation of a fully logic-linked integrated programme. This included providing a forecast and management tool for the whole construction life cycle from groundworks through to test and commissioning of M&E services and interior finishes.

Our experienced project services professionals undertook regular progress updates, assessing the progress on site for all trades and validating against the planned programme, thereby allowing to determine pinch points on site and assessing criticality to the delivery of milestones to the client.

A full report was produced following each update providing a jagged dropline for use on site to illustrate to contractors where focus must be attained on lagging progress. But also provided an accurate dynamic forecast of delivery based on the intricate logic linking of resource based activities, allowing early warning and contingency plans to be developed.

By employing the Kenzie Group to carry out these activities effectively the developer was able to ensure the strict project plan was adhered to, resulting in a high quality development, delivered on time and to budget.

To find out more about how the Kenzie Group can add value to your projects visit, or call the Stafford office on 01785 747 600.

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