The Art of Pre-Execution Planning (PEP)
Pre-Execution Planning (PEP) is one of the areas where we focus all our energy and focus on when undertaking a new project. Our experience has shown that a clearly defined strategy for project management is the key to the success of a construction project. Without a good PEP, the risks are too great to handle, almost certainly leading to higher costs that initially anticipated and many delays in the progress and finally the completion of the work.
Our PEP consists of a definition of the role and work scope of each participating member of the workforce, the definition of the policies context, the items prioritization and the procedural optimization, and specifically orientated management strategies. These management strategies may include the contractors and subcontractors, the materials suppliers and/or equipment vendors, the operational and relocation costs of equipment, the organization of manpower, organization of training sessions, and many more. Determining how exactly all of the above is going to be managed provides better insight on the possible obstacles to be faced during their execution, and also gives an opportunity for the development of alternative routes that help in the cases of emergencies or problems.
A complete and detailed PEP by KEN International incorporates the following items:
• A summary of the project management strategy.
• The BIM planning overview and the drawings relevant to it.
• The work items scheduling.
• The cost management items, including the cost planning and the accounting process.
• The contracting, subcontracting, and procurement management strategy.
• A detailed responsibility matrix table and a contractual tree diagram.
• The involved authorities and the schedule of appointment with them.
• The required permissions and their obtaining timeline planning.
• The monitoring and report generation strategies and relevant data management.
• The special consultants and information management.
• The applied technology management and strategical approach.
• The internal and external information control and sharing strategy.
• The health and safety strategy and the applicable policies and standards.
• The sustainable engineering practices strategy and the applicable policies and standards.
• The quality assurance strategy and the applicable policies and standards.
• The personnel training strategy, the requirements, and the training impact evaluation.
• The operational hierarchy, and the procedure of information reporting strategy.
• The equipment requirements and renting or purchase timeline planning strategy.
Our BIM expertise is giving us the ultimate edge in that part, as we can benefit from the insight of software algorithms and AI modules to develop accurate and effective strategies on all of the aforementioned elements. Our advances BIM processes enable us to identify the primary and secondary objectives of a project, design a highly-tailored project execution plan, develop the information exchange framework, and finally define the project infrastructure for the BIM implementation.