Sweco Lunch Lecture

Event details

  • Wednesday | 8th March 2017
  • 12:30 PM
  • Vertigo, VRT 9.I16

Sweco will be organising a lunch lecture on the topic of design, contracting and construction preparations for one of their projects.

Commissioned by the municipality of Maastricht, Sweco consulted in the design, contracting and construction of the underground bike parking underneath the square of the central train station Maastricht. The desired outcome of this project is to be able to store about 3000 bikes in the new parking and give back the allure the square once had. To be able to deliver a concrete design, Sweco used Systems Engineering to unravel this desired outcome into specific, measurable, assignable, realistic and time-related requirements. The biggest challenge for this phase were the numerous stakeholders to be taken into account; which is inherent to inner city development. Stakeholders like NS, Prorail, the municipality and the entrepreneurs around the station square were taken along in the designing phase of this project. This resulted in important conditions and risks that had to be implemented into the contract. The most important risks in this project had to be managed during the construction phase.

Therefore, Sweco chose a Design, Construct and Maintain contract (DCM) to approach the market. In this way, the contractor had to work out parts of the design so that he was able to manage these risks during the realization phase. After the realization of the parking, the contractor is responsible for maintaining it. This mechanism gives him an important incentive for choosing sustainable solutions and materials.

Currently, the contractor successfully built the cofferdam and is able to proceed with the construction of the underground parking. The role of Sweco during this phase is to check if the contractor meets all requirements in the DCM contract. This is done by the means of ‘Systeemgerichte Contractbeheering (SCB)’. The underground bike parking will be completed in December 2017.

If you want to learn more about this project, come to the Sweco Lunch Lecture on 8th of March. Subscribe below:

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