Graham Construction Case Study

Background

GRAHAM Construction is the largest subsidiary in the GRAHAM Group (operating in the construction, asset management and project investment markets) and delivers building and civil engineering projects for both public and private sector clients. It has a long track record in providing a comprehensive service through design and build, Public Private Partnership, framework partnering and traditional contracts throughout the UK and Ireland. Since its beginning the company has been successfully completing landmark projects and has become a leading player in all areas of building, civil engineering and facilities management.

Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh

It believes strongly in combining local understanding with a high standard of service that repeatedly delivers quality construction projects in a safe, professional and sustainable manner. What makes GRAHAM Construction stand out from the crowd is the added value it brings to ensure its clients receive what they have been promised, nurturing positive personal relationships along the way which keeps customers coming back and ensures longterm sustainable growth. To uphold its reputation as “best in class” for delivery on time, to budget and to quality, GRAHAM Construction is supported by the leading tool in planning and programme management, Asta Powerproject suite. Some of the company’s most recently completed projects have included many large education and leisure facilities, like
Maplefields SEN School, Corby, Northamptonshire; Barnsley Town Hall, Refurbishment; Oswestry Leisure Centre, Shropshire; Glasgow University, Small Animal Hospital. All were helped to be brought to successful fruition with the use of the expert management tool Asta Powerproject. Most notable was the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, whose complex refurbishment comprised the internal demolition of the existing pool facilities, bringing new facilities up to worldclass standard while retaining the existing Grade A listed façade.

Asta Powerproject scales the depths of state-of-art aquatic centre

“Asta Powerproject has certainly proved a good return on investment over the years – helping us to win many of our contracts”
Ray Ferguson, Planning Manager, GRAHAM Construction

The company’s most recent large project win, the £18.2 million Aberdeen Aquatic Centre, will also call on the high-level functionality of Asta Development’s sophisticated planning and programme management software. The project is the next phase of the Aberdeen Sports Village development and will include a 10-lane 50m Olympic standard pool with a dividing boom and part-floating floor, a 25 m x 16.5 m Diving Pool with the latest technology inwater cushioning systems and an adjustable floor, spectator seating for 600, full timing/video analysis lab along with a landconditioning area, health suite and a bridge connection to Aberdeen Sports Village. It is an ambitious project not without complexities, requiring the right skills to bring together the installation and coordination of specialist equipment and extensive subcontractor design and coordination. Asta Powerproject will be used to programme manage the whole project as well as for accurate, timely reporting throughout.

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