Our client’s plans to develop a brewery in Southeast Asia included an ambitious time schedule. However, the lack of vital input from equipment suppliers presented a potential cause for delay. By identifying the issue in advance and making informed assumptions, we kept the project on schedule.

It’s not long since our client’s brewery in Southeast Asia was opened, but already an extension is under way to extend annual brewing capacity to well over 10 million hectolitres.

Informed assumptions enable design process to continue

The engineering design for the project required detailed input from equipment suppliers in order to correctly size foundation piles and other structural features to carry projected loads. Early in the project, it became clear that this information would not be available in time.

To avoid delay, we itemised the equipment that had an impact on our scope and made assumptions about full load volume and load per leg of each machine. This enabled our design work to continue, keeping the schedule on track. Assumptions were later checked and any necessary adjustments incorporated once the equipment tender process was under way.

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