Maintaining the schedule proved to be a major challenge and required ingenious thinking and flexibility from our team. By modifying our approach and/or the sequence of activities, DPR was able to maintain the original completion date. For example, in coordinating the above ceiling mechanical and electrical systems installations, DPR identified a conflict between the ductwork and the structure. We submitted the conflict to the design team and then worked with our construction team to resequence the activities to work around the delay.
DPR also found deficiencies in the millwork just before it was delivered to the site that required some redesign. The team worked with DPR's millwork subcontractor to reduce some of the installation durations and added craft people to our crew to keep the original schedule intact. We also identified major electrical needs with the owner's medical equipment, which required the design team to redistribute the power and make changes to the equipment power sources. After working through these changes with our electrical subcontractor, DPR was able to change the sequencing and add manpower where necessary to recover the schedule.