CONSTRUCTION EXECUTION PLAN
PROCESS QM 105
rev 0: 15th DEC 05
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A clear strategic approach to building out a construction project must underpin detailed scheduling and is
essential to understanding key impacts of construction works on CU premises.
This process should commence during tender, become sufficiently complete prior to start on site (as part
of CU H&S processes) and be maintained as a working document during the contract.
Where a CDM Construction Stage H&S Plan is not relevant then the Construction Execution Plan is
required as part of the Risk Assessment and Method Statement process.
Steps in the Process
1. Pre-contract: request for outline construction and logistics methodology as part of the tender
documentation (see QM 100: Contractor Selection). The requirement to prepare a Construction
Execution Plan should be made clear in the tender requirements to avoid dispute.
2. The best way to establish the CEP is through a workshop involving the full team.
3. Finalise the plan as part of Construction Stage H&S Plan/Risk Assessments/Method Statements and
Contractual Close. Refer also to Gateway #4: Proceed with the works
4. Maintain as a working document to reflect further development or changes.
The CEP is a necessary sub-set of the H&S Plan (but cannot replace it) but has a narrower focus on
construction logic, albeit informed by consideration of all factors required to safely and efficiently
implement the works. Information required will depend on the project particulars but may include:
o Work Breakdown structure including area and/or trade or systems division of work
o Principal work sequences and key logic links underlying programme
o Logistical issues affecting work efficiency, eg access/egress (plant, vehicles, personnel); materials in
and waste out etc
o Horizontal and Vertical transportation
o Change of demise (and when)
o Craneage strategy
o Off site production and lead in
o Detailed methodologies and sequences to address any ‘out of normal’ construction
The Construction Execution Plan should be as brief as possible but reflect sound analysis of both
proposed operations and context. For simple projects it may be sufficiently described in a few
paragraphs plus sketch plans or diagrams. It requires and makes explicit the construction methodology
underlying detailed programme development expected of any competent contractor.
A well presented Plan also has potential benefits for use within a structured project communications
It is intended to develop an exemplar in due course.
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