Development/Project Briefs Level 2 - Coggle Diagram
Development/Project Briefs Level 2
- Not Adhering to Change Control process
Who was the stakeholder
New Office manager who would be in charge of the space once complete
Why should it be adhered to?
It is important that change control is adhered to as it ensures that any potential changes are assessed on how they will impact the project before they are agreed otherwise if not assessed beforehand, they could have a detrimental effect on cost, timescales and promote additional risks to the project that were not there previously.
What is Change control?
Change control is the process or processes that can lead to the alteration of the timescale, the cost or scope of the project
What were your concerns with incorporating the changes?
Time: Due to the critical nature of handing over on time, there was little float in the programme. I assessed that for the requested changes to be designed, reviewed and approved would take 2 weeks which would delay the project in starting on site which was on the critical path.
Cost: Also the design changes had the risk of making the construction costs exceed the budget.
What were the changes that the stakeholder wanted to make?
Additional TV and associated services
– The cost of the TV and the associated installation would have contributed to putting the project over budget
Additional Office furniture
– The space plan had already been approved. There would need to be a design exercise to amend the space plan and also the additional furniture would have needed to be procured new. This would cause the project to go over budget and could see the project not being completed on time due to additional design and then the long lead procurement time of the furniture.
Additional tea points on the floor
– This would require the building services engineer to design, this would also need to be coordinated with the architect.
Client's High level drivers
What were they?
The client’s high-level drivers for this project were time and cost.
Time: Lloyds were the new tenant and their lease was expiring at their old office by the end of June, so the practical completion date of 1st July 2022 had to be adhered to as the office staff had no where else to go
Cost: DXC who are the landlord were going through a consolidation programme across all of their sites since COVID had seen most business units adopting a WFH philosophy. The business case was approved on the basis that the budget had to be maintained.
Poplar - Lessons Learned Workshop
Lessons learned Workshop
What is a lesson learned workshop
The principles of a lesson learnt workshop are to evaluate the success of a project and to generate learning points, both positive and negative, from the experiences on the project to take forth onto other projects
A report would be produced at the end of the process and distributed to the team / client
What was discussed in the workshop?
Utilising alternative heat source i.e. Heat pumps
Putting a procedure in place so something like this wouldn't happen again i.e. additional early design workshops required to better future proof the scheme
Client Vagueness - How this had a determent on progress with the design stage and associated sign offs
Building control Part L
When was Part L last updated
2021 but to take effect from June 2022
What did some of the updates include?
Enhanced U Value Standards for new building elements
All dwellings require air-testing
Changes to Thermal Bridging Calculations
- Thermal bridging cannot be done to Approved Construction details any more. Architects must design to a certain specification usually detailed by manufacturers.
Changes to Thermal Mass parameters (TMP's)
- Look at how external fabric, fuel type and heating efficiency to solve energy use and summer overheating problems
Updated Carbon Factors
- Heat pumps now a far more attractive option for new build homes
- Gas boilers phased out and banned in new builds homes in 2025
What is a Carbon Footprint?
A carbon footprint is the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, service, place or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e)
What is a risk register
A risk register is a document that is used as a risk management tool to identify potential setbacks within a project. This process aims to collectively identify, analyse and solve risks before they become problems.
What happened after the risk was put on the risk register?
The risk remained on the register and was reflected on in the design team meetings. This ensured that the design team had a constant reminder to make sure the risk was incorporated into the design.