During the construction of the Walker Creek IV project, C.J. Irons’ business partner had their Project Manager resign shortly after construction began on The Corner Office. My directors asked whether I would be comfortable to step in temporarily by assisting them, an opportunity I could not refuse. The situation was vastly different to anything I’ve previously experienced, as the design had already been finalised, construction had started, and it was a pure Client-Contractor relationship, where I would have to only represent the interests of the Client and their project.
I was to join the team immediately, and had a lot of catching up to do. Fortunately a large complement of the Professional Team were shared with C.J. Irons and the transition was fairly smooth.
My key responsibilities and tasks during this project involved the following:
– Project Manager acting as liaison between the Developer, Project Team and Main Contractor.
– Chairing of Design and Project Meeting as well as taking and distributing Minutes thereof.
– Coordination and Delegation of Professional Team Duties and Responsibilities.
– Ensuring that Request for Information (RFI) requests are acted on by the Professional Team when they are due by request of the Main Contractor.
– Ensuring that Working Drawings and Specifications are issued to Site when they are required.
– Review of Working Drawings and Specifications to ensure that the Client requirements are met.
– Monitoring the Construction Programme/Schedule and highlighting areas of concern.
– Evaluate and Adjudicate Extension of Time Claims in consultation with the Principal Agent as they are received from the Main Contractor.
– Refine and Model the External, Site and Internal Common Area Lighting Designs.
– Specify and Procure any Client supplied Free Issue Materials.
– Coordinate Building Services between design disciplines and resolving any clashes that arose during construction.
– Assist with Tenant Installation Specification and Design requirements.
– Manage Relationships with Neighbours and other Stakeholders.