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B U IL D F O C U S: H O U SING & INF R ASTRUC T URE

BUILD FOCUS:

HOUSING & INFRASTRUCTURE

In t h i s a r t i c l e , C h r i s t i a n H a l e , M a n a g i n g Di re c t o r o f f i n e b u i l d i n g c o n t r a c t o r, H a l e , d i s c u s e s t h e n e d t o m a n a g e a n d m o n i t o r t h e In f o r m a t i o n Re l e a s e Sc h e d u l e a s a re a l - t i m e w o r k i n g d o c u m e n t t o i m p ro v e a c u r a c y a n d re d u c e t h e r i s k o f d e l ay s o n s i t e .

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W H Y A RE I N F O RM A T I O N R E L E A S E SC H E D UL E S SO VI TA L I N P R E V E N TI N G D E L A YS O N S I T E 4

CHRISTIAN HALE

A s a constru ction professionaq w ho w orks coqqaborativ eqy w ith architects on a daily basis, I know them as sticklers for detail. It is both their superpower and their curse because it allows them to create unique touches that delight their clients.

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THAT MEET THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE MOST DISCERNING CLIENTS. HALE WORKS

l i e n t s o f te n h ave a ve r y c l e a r v i s o n o f w h a t t h e i r d re a m h o m e s h o u l d l o k l i ke , a n d t h e y m a y h a v e w o r ke d w i t h t h e a rc h i t e c t fo r m o n t h s o r e v n l o n g e r t o e n s u re t h e s t y l e , l ayo u t a n d s p e c i f c a t i o n a r t i c u l a te s that vis on. But what a client understands b y d e t a i l i s v e r y d i f e r n t f ro m t h e c o m p l ex i n fo r m a t i o n a c o n s t r u c t i o n c o m p a n y n e d s t o p ro g re s a p ro j e c t e f i c e n t l y, a l i g n e d t o t h e p r o g r a m e . O u r d ef i n t i o n of d et a i l m e a n s h av i n g p re c i s e l y t h e r i g h t i n fo r m a t i o n i n t h e r i g h t o rd e r a t ex a c t l y t h e r i g h t t i m e . Ex p e r i e n c e , a n d a c o m i t m e n t t o a c h i e v i n g t h e v e r y b e s t o u t c o m e fo r t h e p ro j e c t a n d t h e c l i e n t , d r i v e t h e t e a m a t H a l e t o e n s u re we a re c l e a r a b o u t w h a t we n e d to k n ow a n d w h e n we n e d to k n o w i t . Th e r fo re , p a r t o f o u r ro l e i s t o FC_A APRIL

e m b e d t h e m e c h a n i s m s re q u i re d to e n a b l e t i m e ly a n d d et a i l e d i n fo r m a t i o n - s h a r i n g f ro m t h e e a r l i e s t s t a g e s o f a p ro j e c t . T h e ke y t o l fo r t h a t p ro c e s i s t h e In fo r m a t i o n Re l e a s e Sc h e d u l e , w h i c h ex i s t s t o i n fo r m t h e u p s t re a m d e l i v e r y p a r t n e r s w h a t i n fo r m a t i o n t h e co n s t r u c t i o n te a m w i l n e d at e a c h p o i n t i n t h e p ro g r a m e . It i s i n t e g r a l to a ny J CT co nt ra c t , b u t o p o r t u n i t i e s to l ev ra g e t h i s to l to a i d ef i c i e n cy a n d a c u r a c y o f p ro j e c t d e l i v e r y a re s o m e t i m e s o v e r l o ke d b y c o n t r a c t o r s , a rc h i t e c t s a n d c l i e n t s a l i ke . As a re s u l t , schedules can slip because vital i n fo r m a t i o n i s n o t a v i l a b l e a t t h e c r i t i c a l p o i n t i n t h e p ro g r a m e , o r a c u r a c y c a n s u f e r b e c a u s e t h e i n fo r m a t i o n i s n o t detailed enough.

WITH LEADING ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS THROUGHOUT LONDON AND THE SOUTHERN COUNTIES. CHRISTIAN OVERSEES ALL OF HALE’S OPERATIONS, CONTINUOUSLY CHECKING, QUESTIONING AND IMPROVING SO THAT EVERY DETAIL IS SET UP FOR SUCCESS.

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