KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT - BULK EARTHWORKS AND DRAINAGE
In order to achieve the Government of Malaysia’s target completion date for the opening of KLIA on 1 January 1998, a fast-track approach was required for the design and construction of the works. Because of the time imperative, designs had to be produced and drawings prepared for tendering and construction purposes using the ‘best data’ available at the time, whilst retaining the flexibility necessary to incorporate new data as it became available. In practice, this meant that nearly all drawings needed to be revised at least once and in some instances designs were re-worked several times as a result of changes made to interfacing works and/or the receipt of additional information. Furthermore, this ‘fast-track’ approach required a higher engineering staff input than that for a project executed adopting a conventional implementation approach.