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Efficiently managing construction projects: FAIR presentation at project management conference


How can large, complex projects be efficiently managed? What will project management be like in the future? These were some of the key questions that were addressed at the spring conference of the Deutscher Verband der Projektmanager in der Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft (German Association of Project Managers in the Construction and Real Estate Business/DVP) in Frankfurt on April 20, 2018. The event, which was devoted to the theme “Project management 2020 — methodological expertise and professional implementation”, also showcased the FAIR project, which is one of the world’s biggest construction projects for a cutting-edge international research facility.

Over the years, project management has become a separate discipline in big construction projects. The importance of targeted, solution-oriented project management is also exemplified by the future accelerator center FAIR, which is currently being built at GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung. Jörg Blaurock, the Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, held a speech at the conference, where he presented the FAIR project in all of its facets.

A holistic efficient project organization was created to carry out the highly complex FAIR construction project. Building construction, civil and structural engineering, accelerator development and construction, and scientific experiments are being closely coordinated with one another in the overall planning work. This enables the builders to proceed in a very concentrated way as they make FAIR a reality. To this end, the planners developed and established an integrated construction work schedule and tailored contracting strategies for the construction services.

The construction of FAIR commenced in the summer 2017, when the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the FAIR ring accelerator SIS100 in an event that attracted widespread public attention. In the years ahead, a group of international partners will build a one-of-a-kind accelerator facility where it will be possible to perform an unprecedented variety of scientific experiments. To make this possible, scientists, engineers, and other experts have teamed up with industrial partners to engage in a structured process for the development of new technologies in many areas. (BP)

Projekt management conference
Jörg Blaurock, the Technical Managing Director of FAIR and GSI, presented the FAIR projekt at the spring conference of the German Association of Project Managers in the Construction and Real Estate Business (DVP).
Photo: DVP