Stage 5 - Construction
Agree Health & Safety Plan & HSE KPI’s / Method Statements
Cost Control / Change Management / VO’s & Claims
Manage Contractor Design & Shop Drawings
Manage Material Submittals
Graphite’s experienced construction management and fit out team understand what it takes to ensure the successful delivery of a project. We use our expertise and knowledge of the entire project life-cycle to develop and implement sound strategies. Our internal business management tools have received the prestigious seal of approval from the CIOB, with the Chartered Institute of Building granting us Chartered Consultancy status.
Health & Safety
Safety is of paramount importance to Graphite and we cultivate a safety-first policy through the entire supply chain for the full project duration. Our construction management team promotes a zero-LTI environment and implement robust incident reporting procedures. We maintain regular site inspections, and undertake regular audits of all contractors, operatives, safety plans, and control systems.
Construction Stage BIM
Graphite maintains the use of BIM technologies beyond the design production stage, extending the benefits into cost management, programming, and on-site delivery. Model-based cost estimating can significantly reduce time in the quantification process and add a higher degree of accuracy to the estimates, further allowing our commercial team to focus on higher value risk factors across each project. Schedules can be planned more accurately and communicated exactly. 4-D models can support with project logistics and provide quick and effective visuals to demonstrate actual proposed progress at site. Graphite’s delivery team utilise cloud-based applications to enhance our on-site monitoring procedures – allowing us to access real-time information to assess drawings, models, and installations.
QAQC & Compliance Checks
Post Contract Quantity Surveying
Payment Reviews / Earned Value
Manage Reporting & Dashboards / Critical Path Analysis
Interface Management & Coordination
Planning & Reporting
Graphite will prepare a detailed Project Implementation and Execution Plan. We also provide project dashboards, which work in conjunction with our KPI’s and Risk Registers, and assist with monitoring and steering projects. This provides our clients with early warning mechanisms and ensures timely and cost effective risk mitigation. We provide a full suite of project documentation for inspections, approvals and reporting in order that our clients have the full confidence and engagement of project stakeholders and that the project remains on track. Our planners track critical path and produce S-Curves and resource loaded programs as required.
Construction Cost Control
Graphite appreciates the importance of managing our client’s costs, and in providing a level of service that instills and maintains confidence. Our team of chartered surveying professionals ensure that your costs are managed in line with best industry practice, and in acordance with recognised international standards and ethics. During construction our services encompass; monthly valuations, sub-contract tender analysis, invoice certification, contract administration, cash-flow forecasting, final account, and most importantly, change management. Effective change control, along with accurate assessment of change implications is critical to maintaining delivery budget and achieving outturn cost certainty. Graphite can ably assist in the unfortunate event that our clients face any contentious contractual situations, managing the assessment and evaluation of any claims or disputes.
Maximising the number of team members using real-time collaboration within a single document repository reduces risks associated with out-dated information making sure the right information is available at the right time. The wealth of information stored within the model is also invaluable for ongoing building operations beyond completion. An accurate, ‘as-built’ digital record of building information aids and simplifies FM operations for the entire lifecycle.
We appreciate the importance of managing our client’s costs, and in providing a level of service that instills and maintains confidence. Our team of chartered surveying professional chartered surveyors ensure that your costs are managed in line with best industry practice, and in accordance with recognised international standards and ethics.
Modern Methods of Construction
Graphite has experience delivering projects using modern methods of construction, modular design and fast track / off site fabrication techniques, including modular MEP services solutions. These technologies increase quality control, reduce health & safety risk and reduce program durations.