Lessons Learned From Mitigating Early Project Delays To Deep Foundation Work

Ottesen, Jeffery L.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Pages: 9
Publication Date: Jan 1, 2002
Early construction delays can jeopardize timely completion of subsequent work. As an early construction activity, and due to many unforeseen issues, deep foundation work inherently bears great potential for impacting the critical path of a planned construction schedule. This article describes two construction projects where delays related to deep foundation work forced the Contractor to consider various schedule recovery alternatives to mitigate those delays. Specifically, deep foundations on Vancouver BC's Millennium SkyTrain light rail extension and on a Mill Facility in the United States are discussed. This article cites examples of permitting delays, alleged design changes, differing subsurface conditions and changed construction methodology, the effect each problem had on the project, the mitigation means implemented by the Contractor to minimize adverse impacts of the problem, and Lessons Learned for each scenario.
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