The Case of Unidentified Risk

1249 WordsAug 6, 20125 Pages
The Case of the Unidentified Risks This project takes place in South Australia. In September 2000, ACME Fabricators advised its staff that their new factory and offices out in semi rural Angle Vale would be ready for completion by the end of April 2002. ACME was responsible company and liked to keep their premises clean and tidy and their staff happy. The new premises at the Angle Vale were developed on a 4.5 hectare site, previously used for grain crops. Consequently, ACME decided that significant landscaping would be required to enhance the amenity of the otherwise bare land. The senior executive group pictured some land contouring with an attractive green lawn, and trees and shrubs to soften the impact of otherwise stark…show more content…
Arbor commenced work on 16th of November 2000 with site preparation including weed eradication. Work progressed smoothly until 20th of January 2001, when heavy vehicles delivering machinery, plant and equipment to the site damaged the newly prepared and leveled ground for the lawn. The Arbor project manager arranged his first meeting with ACME finance manager to complain that he would have to redo the site for the lawn which would take extra 3-5 days. The finance manager agreed that it was not Arbor’s fault and that work would have to be re-done, but as there was no more funding available suggested the project manager make savings somewhere else from within the project. This was agreed but not documented. By the end of January the landscaping site works were finished and the irrigation system was installed. Planting was to be done in three phases i.e. shrubs, bushes and small trees first, the larger trees and finally the lawn. Shrub planting would like approximately 4 days, tress 7 days and the lawn would be laid in three separate operations over 2 days. On the first day after the planting commenced, some of the project team noticed that few small plants seemed to be missing or broken off. They were quickly replaced. Within the first 3 days after the last planting, however, it was noted that around 35% of the plantings had been destroyed by rabbits and hares (as it was later determined. Remember, this is in Australia). The Project
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