Precast Consulting Service
Finance, Marketing &
We provide for the complete Project
Management process including:
Project kickoff cries for structure.
That structure begins with the phone call telling you that you have been
awarded the job. Here is a partial list of considerations.
Four Documentary Milestones
Design review Engineering and
design should review each awarded job to discover unanticipated design
or production problems and opportunities. Structure this early.
Project schedule The preliminary
project schedule should be fully developed prior to internal kickoff.
Internal kickoff Every organization
needs a clear process to communicate the new project to all departments,
answer questions, establish priorities, and raise concerns.
Customer Turnover Project responsibility
needs to clearly pass from sales and the bidding process, to
producer project management and your customer's actual project team.
Every aspect of the project must be clearly reviewed and understood by
the customer's project team. Some of the worst problems often occur
because of simple misunderstandings that can be, and should be, cleared
up at the beginning.
recommend that the salesman or management write a confirming letter to
the customer upon being given a verbal award. The confirming
letter should specifically be subject to your quotation.
Letter of Intent
We recommend that no money be spent until a Letter of Intent is issued.
Keep in mind that a letter of intent is typically not legally binding,
so don't spend a lot of money until you have a PO, a contract, or at least
an order to proceed.
Order to Proceed
We recommend that no forming or unique materials be ordered until an Order
to Proceed is issued. Projects get canceled. Designs get changed.
GC's change their mind.
The Contract We recommend
that you cast no pieces until you have a contract, no exceptions. The
precast producer typically has enough leverage on the job to get onerous
contract clauses changed. AIA contracts generally require only modest
change for omissions. Other contracts are just terrible and one sided
and must be negotiated. No contract - no casting. The producer
has lots of leverage until you sign the contract, or start casting pieces.
for the Precast Industry