Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) provided engineering (FEL3 and detailed design), procurement, and construction support for a two-year capital project that enabled production of a new product for Bayer Crop Science. Time-to-market was a key driver towards the successful completion of this schedule-driven project.
D&Z quickly rolled out our Capfx® approach, a project delivery process focused on driving capital effectiveness and predictable cost savings. We implemented interactive planning, engineering, and design working sessions–all of which are critical to a successful project. We also assured owner and contractor alignment by facilitating an open dialog on project issues, leading our team to successful solutions for the project.
D&Z leveraged the Capfx® approach in the following ways:
“What separates success from failure, I believe, are Leadership and Integrity, in particular when working with different groups, organizations, and companies, all of whom must to a certain extent set aside their individual objectives to achieve a common purpose. We did that on this project, which includes Bayer, D&Z, and the other contractors and suppliers who contributed to our success. Thanks to all of you for your effort on the project.”
− PROJECT MANAGER, BAYER CROP SCIENCE
Accomplishments and Innovations
D&Z executed this two-year, essential capital project both on time and on budget. Due to proper planning, we completed this project with an engineering duration of 40% below industry average and a construction duration of 15% below industry average. We provided value-engineering solutions that reduced the total installed cost of the project and resulted in a cost savings of $500,000.
These successes were made possible by D&Z earning perfect scores on meeting key dates, flexibility and adjusting to the changing project needs, and overall competency of the project team and achievement of the project objectives.