Project Management

Farm Storage Buildings & Grain Handling Systems

Potato store under construction

From the initial enquiry Bennett & Co (Crop Storage Engineering) Ltd will arrange a site visit for an initial consultation and typically a survey of the site. Following this a project proposal will be drawn up consisting of initial design drawings (use of AutoCAD software), specifications, quotations and costings. It is not unusual to require modification to the initial proposal to meet your exact requirements. It is at this stage that you will be advised of the client’s duties under Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015.

As the design process evolves we organise and report back to you on additional work that maybe required, such as:

  • Ground surveys
  • Structural engineer’s reports and ground work design
  • Noise assessments
  • Environmental reports and landscaping

We are able to take the project through the planning application process and advise you on likely issues that may arise with your proposal and provide solutions.

We are able to undertake the role of Principle Designer, as required under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015, and work with you to provide all the contractors involved with the necessary preconstruction information for the project.

We are also able to undertake the duties as the project’s Principal Contractor and will seek to work with you to provide the necessary health and safety planning for the project.  It should be noted that health and safety planning will feature in the initial proposal and will be developed throughout the project.

As part of the project planning we will provide a project schedule (using critical path analysis software) to ensure key dates in the project can be met and a payment schedule so you know when payment for various items and stages of the project are required.

Once construction begins we provide site supervision and management of sub-contractors and service suppliers such as electricity and gas, right through to commissioning and handover to you, including training for you and/or your staff to operate the facility.

Working with our sub-contractors we will seek to provide you with on-going maintenance and advice on the operation of the new facility.

Throughout the process we will seek to ensure that your requirements are met exactly with the minimum of disruption to your operation and keep you regularly updated with progress reports.