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As the world figures out how to deal with social distancing, virus testing and an economy turned upside down, the worldwide Engineering and Construction environment is in project slowdown/shutdown mode. Now more than ever, it is important to get slowdown/shutdown and restart construction protocols right. Matters such as staffing, materials storage and protection, partially completed construction packages, contract issues, labor support, infrastructure sanitized and secured for effective use and a myriad of other related issues can have an even bigger impact on restart than the actual shutdown itself, if not handled properly.

Pathfinder’s Project Slowdown/Restart Planning initiative is an efficient facilitation effort using proven Construction Industry Institute (CII) tools, modified to address COVID-19 issues, and internally developed tools that have been honed over many successful initiatives.

The following 5-phase approach can be adjusted based on where you are in the project at the time of shutdown. 


STEP 1 - Initial CRR

Utilize the CRR tool to outline status of the original project and identity aspects needed to get the project ready for safe, efficient, and effective restart later.

Duration:  1-day virtual facilitation


STEP 2 - Initial PREP Workshop

Results of Step 1 feed the PREP document. This is a facilitated PREP workshop with all key project players to reestablish the project plan with restart in mind. Everyone is tasked with closing open items in the PREP with timelines and interface issues outlined.

Duration: 2-day virtual facilitation


STEP 3 - T-minus 3 Month CRR

Approximately 3 months prior to the planned construction restart, another CRR is conducted to see what items are still open and to review the completeness of the PREP.

Duration:  1-day virtual facilitation


STEP 4 - Final PREP Workshop

Completion of the initial PREP and review of the plan with all key team members. This effort would coincide with the Step 3 CRR results.

Duration: 2-day virtual facilitation


STEP 5 -Final CRR

This effort is the last of the sequential CRRs and would be planned for 2 – 4 weeks prior to project restart. It would document all the work completed to address the restart initiative.

Duration:  1-day virtual facilitation


Give us a call to discuss your Proeject Slowdown/Restart plan.