Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hurry Up and Wait!!!

With just 5 days remaining until the renovation begins, there is a flurry of activity to get everything just right before next Tuesday. At this time, all of the involved parties (Renaissance Golf Design, MacCurrach Golf Construction Inc., and Liebold Irrigation) are on property and getting acclimated to their new surroundings. Equipment for each of the companies began arriving yesterday with the largest deliveries anticipated to arrive tomorrow. Everyone is working quickly and efficiently to put everything in place by Friday. We are all hurrying up to wait!!!

A pre-construction meeting has been scheduled for tomorrow where all the "ground rules" of the project will be discussed. This meeting will be a critical component to our success as it will set the tone for a professionally run project. During the meeting the contractors will be informed that the their will be a ZERO tolerance policy for surprises. Any, and all, unanticipated issues that arise during construction must be immediately brought to the club's attention in order to prevent cost overruns. We are working tirelessly to do this project the right way, but just has important is to do it ON BUDGET!

At the conclusion of the meeting, we will have determined the "intended" order of construction and I will report back our decisions tomorrow or Friday. The key thing to remember is, regardless of any construction order we create, we will have to adjust to the curve balls Mother Nature will throw at us from time to time during the project. Moving forward, each week we will meet to discuss the progress of the previous week and determine a course of action for the next. We will review the upcoming forecasts and try to stay one step of ahead of Mother Nature - as difficult a task as any in this renovation.

Lastly, large amounts of construction materials are arriving in earnest. These materials are all being staged in and around the golf course maintenance buildings. Please exercise caution if you are out and about on the property. These trucks will be coming and going all week and for several weeks to come.

Keep coming back...more info to come!!!