The project included the build out of a number of floors in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Building to support a new trading floor in downtown Chicago. The project scope involved demolition of more than 200,000 SF and reconstruction of office space to meet BP specific needs, including a 30,000-SF trading floor to accommodate 510 traders, a full-service kitchen, and a café. The trade floor features a multilevel mezzanine along with bridges and communicating stairs, as well as a fully redundant mechanical and electrical system.
PMA facilitated development and maintenance of the project’s integrated schedule, as well as performed schedule trending analyses and periodical reporting for ownership. PMA assisted BP in developing an integrated schedule management standard operating procedure that included setting and monitoring performance measuring metrics. PMA also evaluated the integration of more than six sub-schedules (including design, construction, technology fit-out, etc.); closely monitored critical and near-critical activities; and provided advice to the owner.
In addition, PMA provided assistance with the project’s “project-to-operation” transition management. Schedules and tracking lists, along with periodical updates, were developed to successfully complete this transition. PMA staff also assisted BP in the areas of construction closeout and technology hand over by tracking and documenting activities for both areas.