Last month, I opened a discussion on how I have enjoyed integrated project delivery (IPD) and design-build (D-B) projects over the years and how I have been fortunate to learn from other team members as I shaped my “full team participation” (FTP) process. Continuing on with step 6 of “My Way,” here is how the process works.
Step 6: With the purchased equipment information in hand (weight, dimensions, delivery date, etc.), it was now time for the FTP personnel to begin the detailed demolition plans for phasing in the new equipment and piping installation. With the O&M staff in the communication loop, removal of equipment and pipe and the proposed new piping installation give the O&M staff the opportunity to correct any previous installation deficiencies (e.g., head-room pipe obstructions, drain piping (tripping hazard) across the floor to a floor drain). O&M manuals would be delivered to the facility in advance of the equipment arrival so that maintenance data can be populated into the CMMS system and system training could start.