7 Completion, handover and operation
|Key processes:||Planning and scheduling handover|
|Key objective:||‘How do we use the building?’|
|Key deliverables:||Handover documentation|
|Health and safety file|
|Key resources:||Client team|
|Occupation and maintenance team|
Stage process and outcomes
This stage consists of the formal transfer of the completed facilities from the project team to the client, this may be a single event or phased over a period of time. It involves ensuring the client has the knowledge and capability to operate the new facilities. This stage also includes the occupation and use of the facilities by the client organisation.
- handover strategy and procedures
- final inspections, physical handover and demobilisation
- Practical Completion Certificate
- schedule of any outstanding works or exclusions
- record of facilities as built
- end user/client familiarisation and training
- transfer of building insurances from contractor to client (if applicable)
- completion of contractors final account
- dispute resolution (if necessary)
- defects liability management
Planning and scheduling handover
The overall objective is to schedule the required activities to achieve a coordinated and satisfactory completion of all work phases within the cost plan. This has to be meshed with the logistical planning of the client’s occupation ...
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