At times, more than 700 craft workers and 150 contractors and suppliers were onsite during construction. The accelerated schedule required a high level of communication to meet the Feb. 14, 2009, completion date. The fast-track schedule required managing the development of approved designs while phasing the construction of permitted elements. Primavera scheduling software was updated daily to monitor progress and hit completion dates.
“Our greatest innovation was a huge throwback to face-to-face communications — the ability to be open and honest with each other, maintain professionalism, and remain focused on the task while respecting all involved,” says Johnson. “This was a universal goal.”
And it was achieved. Camelback Ranch – Glendale was completed 39 minutes before players were due to arrive. “It felt fantastic,” says Johnson. “It was an unbelievable feeling that we actually did it.”
On March 1, 2009, 11,280 fans poured through the “Walk of Fame” to take in the first preseason game in a stadium complex that honors the historical tradition of the Cactus League, the Chicago White Sox, and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the top of the ninth until the White Sox came back to defeat them 3-2.
— Gesicki (email@example.com) is infrastructure business leader for Stanley Consultants in Phoenix.