CONSTRUCTION

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At Hace Enabling we have a strong focus on delivering Capital Projects in their entirety or delivering specific packages within large schemes, as part of an overall development for new and retained clients alike.

Linked with our Project Management Team we pride ourselves on being able to programme the right elements at the right time to ensure budgets are met and programmes kept.

Access to all trade teams allows us to deliver in the construction process from site set up and enabling works through to completion and handover.

With a dedicated approach to health and safety we ensure the correct assignment of labour with a best practice approach. Attention to detail from the outset and thoughtful design, ensures trouble free project delivery.

As a Principal Contractor, we deliver projects of all sizes with full organisation control from concept to completion with the professionalism and guidance you would expect.

Key Points

  • Expert Principal Contractor services tailored to individual clients and projects
  • Understanding, development and implementation of project design requirements for the built environment
  • Risk and opportunity identification and drivers of value engineering and sustainable construction activities
  • Full ‘cradle to grave’ construction management and project delivery capabilities
  • All aspects of pre-start planning and compliance, document preparation and review, on site programme management, H&S auditing and completion/handover
    • Commercial and neighbourhood  infrastructure projects
    • Listed buildings, heritage sites, buildings with significant cultural and historical importance and highly sensitive and secure sites
    • Civils and groundworks – outdoor spaces, roads and pathways, car parking, surface improvement and leisure facilities
    • Roofing, internal and external building fabric specialists to improve and enhance commercial and private spaces
    • Flood alleviation schemes to reduce risks to homes, businesses, services and transport routes
    • Sustainable Drainage Systems and Rainwater Gardens to reduce rainwater pollution and improve drainage
    • Cultural growth and regeneration – landscaping, tree protection, parklets, community play areas and green space creation within the urban environment

OUR APPROACH

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Pre-Tender

  • Define roles and responsibilities of project team.
  • Produce organisational chart of project team.
  • Team learning from previous projects.
  • Engagement with the design team.
  • Develop the strategies and plans needed to effectively execute the project.
  • Compile a list of those sub-contractors you wish to engage – based on laptop study, knowledge within the project team and site visits to other projects.
  • Ensure sub-contractors are financially able to fulfil the contract – request half yearly accounts, cash flow and appropriate credit report.
  • Ensure sub-contractors have the required level of insurance, capacity and capability to fulfil the needs of the project.
  • Obtain CVs of critical staff management.
  • Check the sub-contractors have no HSE prohibition notice against them.
  • Confirm sub-contractors’ key management will be engaged within the project and are available for the duration of the project.
  • Check sub-contractors’ pipeline, current workload and discuss any problems that may have occurred on previous projects.
  • Request references from sub-contractors’ current and past clients.
  • Understand the conditions of planning and building control requirements.
  • Compile the tender documentation and identify the form of contract.
  • Establish evaluation and selection criteria of successful sub-contractors.
  • Agree a timetable for one-to-one meetings with preferred sub-contractors to discuss the project in depth as required.
  • Understand the market conditions. Take into consideration energy, material, fuel, labour, and other inflated project related costs.  Understand how inflation and market conditions affect the tender stage through into delivery of the project and manage the risk.

Contract Planning

  • Agree and standardise regular meetings – these are to include:
    • Reporting methods / metrics relating, but not limited to:
      • Quality assurance management.
      • Programme management.
      • Cost plan management.
  • Agree on the Communication Plan.
  • Develop a Risk Management Plan.
  • Agree on the project controls and goals.

Completion

  • Ensure project close out policy and process are being followed.
  • Organise and manage all project practical completions.
  • Sign off all project practical completions or produce a snagging list and rectification period.
  • Complete close out meeting with sub-contractors paying particular attention to:
    • Are the costs accurate and have they been agreed
    • Is the quality of the product in line with the specification / design.
    • Has the programme been met.
    • Is all the data complete, correct and easily located.
    • Have the contractual terms been met by the sub-contractor.
    • Request a final project report from the sub-contractor.
    • Schedule a lesson learnt meeting with the sub-contractor.
  • Finalise, agree any variations, review budgets and cost plan and pay all final accounts where applicable.
  • Agree on the contractual dates and the release of any retention.
  • Agree on rectification periods and any effect this has on the sub- contractors retention.
  • Demobilise sub-contractor.
  • Hold lessons learnt meetings with sub-contractors.
  • Maintain clean project data, store and make available to the client.
  • Take hand over of the Health and Safety file.

Pre-Contract

  • Confirm the successful sub-contractors.
  • Agree on the contract sum, mechanism for variations and execution of the contract, including any pre-construction service agreements, bonds, insurances, parent company guarantees and warranties.
  • Conducting a pre-let meeting.
  • Issue the Project Documentation which should include Strategy, Policies, Procedures, Plans and Reports that will be used during the project.
  • Agree the Construction Programme, including subsets such as design, pre-construction, delivery and close out programme, including any milestone dates.
  • Establish and agree on sub-contractors cashflow.
  • Agree on the best methodology to share and store data.