Jerana administer the contractual obligations for 39 Main Roads Technical Specifications related to civil electrical and intelligent transport systems (ITS). This represents 251 release points for singular nominated construction activities. For context; on a completed project for a 3km section of the New England Highway, a program of 6-9 months, inclusive of road lighting scope - no ITS. There were 150 release points.
Where major projects are concerned, project authorities demand value for money as higher costs are generated in pre-construction phases; scoping, engineering, risk management, procurement strategy. Beyond witnessing release points, Jerana analyse design conditions, understand contractual obligations to resolve ambiguities, as well as manage risk and continuous process improvement – quality aspects that have a direct impact on cost and productivity. How is it that large infrastructure projects of 5km, 10km or even 20km, with civil-electrical and ITS scope of work, spanning a 2-4-year period sometimes result in less than 200 release points in total? There should be thousands.
Our track record demonstrates that there are always considerable resource and budget gains for government and project authorities on each project. Provided of course we are not just contracted to ‘tick a box’, but teams are engaged.