McAleer & Rushe has an enviable track record on Design and Build projects for delivery on time, and on budget, that is almost 50 years old. Achieving efficiency in its programmes is always a goal, and Powerproject is its tool of choice for planning and client reporting.

It was instrumental in helping one award-winning project manager at the firm to handle the numerous design delays and many stakeholder communications challenges for this Belfast City Council project.

The tight programming and communications during the construction of 9 Adelaide for client Belfast City Council was used to help McAleer & Rushe deliver its first BIM project not just on time, but early – despite design delays which required the company to make up four months, and complex connections with the existing council building next door. This 18-month project saw the demolition of a 10-storey block and construction of a new 100,000 square foot net internal area (9,300 square metre) office building in its place.

Project manager, Margaret Conway, was awarded the coveted overall title of Construction Manager of the Year Award in 2017. In her first project management role, she achieved superb project delivery and established an enduring relationship for her firm with a new client.

Margaret has been a Powerproject user for ten years, and it is McAleer & Rushe’s standard planning solution. She utilised the software to balance progress against programme, maintaining solo control over the programme and progress reporting throughout. Read the full case study here.