At TCA we recognise
that rapid advances in technology have resulted in a gradual fragmentation
of construction professionals. Sound management therefore implies
a strong integrating role. This is the role of the Project Manager.
TCA would employ a management approach to the
execution of the project. The idea is that rather than waits until
problems occur (and they are bound to occur) we employ a proactive
stance that looks into possible areas of differentiation and then
prepares the required procedures. Therefore risk analysis and management
are given proper attention.
For purposes of clarity and proper definition,
our project administration procedures are broken into three broad
c. Post-construction (After care)
In order to properly define our management
strategy, the pre-construction phase is further divided into four
- Feasibility studies
- Preliminary design
- Detailed design
Right from when works start on site, TCA’s
team of Project Manager, Project Architect, Technical Manager, Mechanical & Electrical
Engineer and Structural Engineer would be on hand to ensure that
the highest quality standards are adhered to.
The success of the construction phase is directly
tied to the quality of the tender documents. Hence, all these are
well prepared and checked against a standard checklist.
Furthermore, the construction programme is prepared
and agreed with both client and contractor before works commence
on site. It is thus used as the control document with critical paths.
Each sub-contractor knows when he is expected to come in. All this
must be reflected in the programme.
During construction, TCA’s multi-disciplined
force would bring to bear its experience and expertise in ensuring
that only the best is obtained.
In addition, all shop drawings and submittals from contractors are
vetted so that they meet the required standard. On completion and
before handover, we also ensure that
as-built drawings are prepared and issued to the client.
Post-Construction (After Care)
TCA advises clients on the need to ensure
that contractors include a maintenance period in their contracts,
over and above the defects liability period, if necessary.
Furthermore, we maintain a long-standing relationship
with discerning clients to ensure that a proper building maintenance
service is given to them. We are in a position to visit a completed
project, at the request of our client and to prepare a schedule
for repair works, and make recommendations to affect the required
Quality Assurance/Quality Management
TCA’s quality systems are spread over
the two basic phases of a project. During design, QA is ensured
primarily by the caliber (qualifications and experience) of personnel
on a project and in the work method utilised. By applying the latest
concept of value engineering and regular design reviews, QM during
design is ensured. We also make use of checklists, programmes and
flow charts to ensure the smooth running of projects.
The QA/QM concept is carried through to the construction
phase where contractors are subjected to pre-qualification interviews
before allowing them to submit bids.
All submittals and shop drawings are also presented for scrutiny.
On-site supervision is provided by regular
site meetings and on-site staff made up of a resident architect,
clerk of works and other necessary technical staff. HQ staff always
reinforces these as and when necessary.