Project Name: Oracle Offices Petach Tikva
Oracle Project Peah Tikva
The Oracle Offices Project spans over 5500 sqm in the Hamerton building, Petach Tikva.
The project consists of conference rooms and training rooms, floor, open space floor for the routine operation of the company employees as well as the management team’s offices and ground floor where you can find a bicycle storage area and locker rooms.
The works performed as part of the project are construction, air-conditioning, electricity, fire detection and plumbing.
During the project, we encountered three main challenges:
The first was transporting materials to the top floors since we could not use the building elevators. We overcame this challenge by using stationary lifting equipment installed on the building and cranes at a height of approx. 50 meters.
The second challenge was to separate the project area from the building’s populated areas. In order to overcome this challenge, we built corridors with temporary walls and entry paths to the site, which allowed the tenants of the building to continue with their everyday life.
And finally, controlling the work progress on all floors simultaneously while meeting the timetable. By dividing the project into three sub-projects, retaining a work manager for each sub-project, we have succeeded in controlling the daily work management and achieving the set objectives.
Through an internal system that is exclusive to Yaniv Engineering, which provides constant control over the project throughout its implementation, I was provided with an extensive data overview which as project manager presented me with the project’s status both regarding timetables and regarding the tasks and challenges with which I am faced.
Using this data allowed me as project manager to assess the critical and problematic issues I am to encounter and concentrate the powers and resources in my possession to complete them, in order to meet the timetable to which Yaniv Engineering committed.
During the project, we faced the dilemma at what point to use self-leveling concrete for elevation, install integrated parquet in zigzag installation with micro-topping for the finishing work in a part of the project area. Eventually, a decision was made to install the parquet, protect the parquet side panels and apply micro-topping.
Carpets, parquet and other finishing materials were wrapped until the self-leveling concrete and micro-tapping works were completed, and by doing so, we managed to finish the three significant activities in the schedule’s critical path and achieve our goal.
The final stage in this type of work is obtaining approvals from the Standards Institutes and lab tests, and of course final delivery to the client. This is a very significant stage, no less than the execution stage and completing the construction work because if the test results fail, the client cannot populate the building.
In this project, the pressure to obtain the certificates signed, and to deliver them on time to the fire department was unbearable. It was through the cooperation of sub-contractors, creativity, and perseverance that we have succeeded in accomplishing this task and met the designated and estimated time.As a project manager, I understand that the first few weeks at the beginning of a project are the critical weeks for such a process since any delay or complacency in scheduling the tasks we are facing creates a vacuum at the end of the project and may prevent us from achieving the tasks and meeting the