Owner’s Rep Uses Project Simulator to Manage Complex Renovation of Active Stadium

Overview and Problem Summary

Our client is the owner’s representative for a major renovation of one of the most iconic football stadiums.  What makes this project so challenging is that the renovation is being conducted on a design-build basis while the stadium remains open.  This requires the renovation team to coordinate the design and construction into phases so as not to disrupt games and major events at the stadium.  Millions of dollars are at stake if the construction were to cause the delay or cancellation of scheduled games and events.

The scheduling and budgeting process of a project with this complexity is very high risk.  We were asked to join the team to utilize Project Simulator as an ongoing tool to identify and mitigate that risk

The Solution

We were brought on board early on in the construction process.  We worked closely with the general contractor and design team to input the schedule into Project Simulator to assess risk.  This was done on a continuous basis so that the affect of any proposed schedule changes could be incorporated quickly.  This approach became critical as COVID-19 hit the construction area hard, impacting project progress.

The EC team worked to build a system which not only processed the affect of ongoing changes, but incorporated the likely impact of the COVID pandemic on construction.

Results

Project Simulator indicated a very high probability of missing the schedule events during the 2021 season.  It also correctly indicated the likelihood of the season being played with no fans.  These forecasts enabled the schedule to be optimized to increase the construction volume during the season to minimize the risk of impact on scheduled events in 2021.

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