In our last video we provided an overview of Dynamix Engineering and Services Group’s three-step project management process.

In this video, our President, Brian Chastain, takes a deeper dive into step 1 of the process – in person onsite evaluation.

Hi, I’m Brian Chastain, here with the latest from our video series, Project Dynamix!

This is the first video in a series of four, where I take a deeper dive into our turnkey project management process.

This initial step is when the Dynamix team does an in person onsite evaluation.

We start with Discovery. Part of beginning a project is knowing where the last team left off, so ahead of any onsite visits we start with the basics.

We find out where your assets are located and how many you have. The count doesn’t affect anything it can be 1 or 1000. Then we look at documentation and record keeping, what records do you have is any, are they electronic or paper? We have found many times clients have hard documents, some still handwritten, across many facilities. Our engineers and project managers assigned specifically to you will search any missing data, check with local agencies when needed, and visit offices or satellite offices.

Next, we schedule location visits. In a previous video I discussed proper access, this step is critical. Even the best kept records and maintenance programs won’t tell us as much as finding and accessing individual locations. Some things we look for include: water ways, over passes, encroachments, potential wildlife and environmental concerns, and the condition of the actual road, if there is a road.

We document and photograph everything from access to on site. Looking for known and unknown hazards. Our operations team catalogues, documents, photographs, and notes everything about your location with a lengthy but simple check list.

Finally, we have team meetings to discuss our findings, build a risk profile and work with the client to establish next steps.

By the end of this step,

You and your team will have a good understanding of what is needed. We use data and experience to build and plan projects for ideal situations and layer in contingencies, risk, regulatory, supply chain and timing for every project, to mitigate surprises.

Be sure to come back next time when I’ll discuss step 2, building a collaborative plan.

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