From an engineering perspective, because of the huge amount of services under the ground, we first had to work with Beca to confirm the ‘most likely’ column set-out, then get our engineers to complete their engineering off this geometry (as opposed to putting a design together with uniform column spacings). This was a huge job in itself given the 300M of fabric structures. Our foundation engineer also had to end up designing 5 x different foundation options, giving Fulton Hogan options on site should they find services in the wrong place (which they did on a number of occasions).
From a management perspective, because of the size of the project and the speed at which it originally had to be delivered (pre Covid), we had to get some of the PVC panels fabricated in the Phillippines, which added another layer to the management and communication required.
Also, because the first contract was terminated over the first March 2020 lockdown, the original AIA team no longer worked there, meaning we had to manage and effectively educate a new team on what had gone on before and the reasons for certain decision at the time, which again added more work to the already large project.