Planning and collaboration are key
A successful project depends on meticulous planning and sequencing as well as close collaboration between all stakeholders – but the programme must also be flexibly designed to accommodate unpredictable issues.
At Morelands Riverdale, Whitescape anticipated and planned for a series of critical phases during the complex operations, notably the pouring phase. 1900m³ of foam concrete filler was pumped the 220m length of the site, with the pipeline broken to control flow into specific sections. Close communication with structural engineers and other professionals was vital in managing simultaneous activities in a constrained space. The site yielded many more obstacles and problems than surveys could predict, often demanding an immediate response. Keeping the project on track was a remarkable challenge, and achievement, in its own right.