The key challenges for the project were to ensure that the building was achieved within both the required budget and within required programme period to suit the Babcock Ship Build.
Blyth & Blyth were appointed by RCCE to undertake a significant value engineering review of the initial concept designs for the Venturer building. This included detailed rationalization of the structural steelwork, amendments to the structural grid to reduce the crane gantry spans and the amendment to the pile types and foundation system to provide a solution that ensured the speed of construction and efficiency of design.
The works were done in a live dock environment and required detailed planning and tie ins to the existing services.
Detailed review of end user requirements to ensure that load routes and ship moving on the completed hard standing was achievable.