Project Management Group Project
Charles de Gaulle Airport Terminal 2E Project
3. Failure 4.1. What went wrong? * The construction process was rushed and there were many safety concerns. It was reported that a large lamp actually fell to the ground during their inspection. (BBC News, 2005) * Inauguration was delayed for 1 week (failed to receive a safety certificate). Was opened in 2003. * A section of the vaulted roof (20mx30m) collapsed on May 23, 2004 (only 11 months after its opening), killed four and injured three.
Results of failure (for ADP): * Financial losses for ADP when the terminal was not in operation, and huge costs to repair/ rebuilt the terminal. * Terminal 2E was built at a total cost…show more content…
"No one person is really responsible. It is like a chain, and this chain was weak."
No one realized exactly how complex the building was, so all of the procedures, even administrative ones, were not suited, said Calgaro. "GTM was only in charge of the shell—not the piers, not the bearings and, in fact, this was one major problem," he adds.
"Nobody made a full...three-dimensional model, including the shell, the piers, the bearings and the foundations. That is the reason [to] say the process was not good," said Calgaro. * More than 400 firms were involved in construction hard to manage and control. * Bad planning: Inauguration delay: there was a delay of a week as it was found that safety and security were not up to standard. Labour union also mentioned that the completion of the terminal had been rushed, overriding objections made by the workforce errors might have occurred. (Schofield, 2004) 4.3. What could have been done better * Greater margin for errors: use a larger piece of concrete to make it more stable Or choose a different material: steel instead of concrete. * Independent design reviewer: In this case, the situation is that the designer and constructor of the project are the same company need independent modeling or design review. (Whetton, 2005) * All works, including design and construction should be verified by an independent organization. * Better