Resort World Sentosa’s (RWS) Adventure Cove Waterpark is an aquatic adventure park consisting of six water slides, a wave pool, kids play zone, interactive splash pool and a 820 metre long winding thematic lazy river, that is assimilated with the Marine Life Park and Dolphin Pool attractions that are open to sky.
As Singapore’s first integrated resort that possesses series of extreme rides and attractions, the water theme park rides played a vital role in contribution to the refinement of today’s authority codes, standards definition, submission-approval and licensing processes for future developments. DP Consultant’s (DPC) had to ensure that construction took place within suitable standards of safety and quality both from the point of view of resources and time as well as the contract parameters prescribed by RWS.
With that, DP Consultants had to address and overcome challenges of strict micro targets and close tracking and coordination control of multiple construction and system processes timelines; coupled with the project, resources and contracts dynamics, challenging site utilization permissibility with limited ingress and egress points for access, restrictive manoeuvring within the laterally dense building-up of specialty works and attractions, all within close proximity of the partially opened and operating attractions and hospitality buildings already receiving guest..
Whilst the coordination and planning of construction activities are the fundamental requirements of the contractor, DPC needed a thorough understanding of the construction processes to identify and prevent potential risks that may compromise the client’s objectives. DPC undertook advanced planning of engagements with agencies to manage the potential risks that could arise under various project circumstances and completion states, so that the series of TOP approval milestones were not derailed.
DPC adopted diverse and innovative techniques to propel the project forward within an accelerated timeline. Critical Path Analysis, continuous Risk Assessment Checks and Mitigations, and various forms of Program Evaluation & Review Techniques were employed throughout various stages of the project to ascertain that all required works were completed effectively and efficiently within time and the structured contractual context.
Additionally, DPC adopted a holistic approach to Project Management that not only involved the standard PM tools, systems and processes, but also the use of psychological and motivational tools including the generation of eye catching posters with memorable slogans to steer and align the entire Project Team towards common goals.