Incidents Reveal Gaps in Construction Project Lifecycle Management

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Type:  Lessons Learned

Publisher:  SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA

Published As:  Public


Topics:  Electrical, Construction/Project Management, Work Management/Planning, Hoisting and Rigging

From April to October of 2017, the Laboratory experienced an unusual number of serious incidents related to construction projects. As a result of these incidents, the SLAC Deputy Director of Operations assembled a multi-functional team to collaboratively develop a corrective action plan (CAP) that considered and addressed the common themes and the lessons learned from the incidents with the goal of ensuring that SLAC could sustainably plan and execute all phases of the construction project lifecycle in a safe, effective, and efficient manner. It is important to review all aspects of the project management life cycle to ensure that you have properly integrated and aligned all stages. Also, when performing a review, you should use an experienced multi-functional team that understands all the stages in this life cycle.

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