Interview 3 (Terrapin Ltd)
Q: What are the benefits of offsite, both overall and when applied to certain jobs and situations?
A: The benefits of offsite are for the improvement in quality, performance, time, health & safety, risk, sustainability and lean. Major benefit when it applies to multi skills work and when there is factory continuity
Q: Are there any specific impediments that are restricting the use of offsite’s methods?
A: Cost, appearance, threat to existing process to consultant
Q: What organisation structure that is favorable to offsite organisation?
A: Sales, design, manufacture, contract, erect
Q: What management style suit the offsite organisation?
A: Integrated team
Q: How does the company identify the market segment for offsite?
A: Brand awareness, market growth, acceptability, size and specialist
Q: What kind of investment is vital to offsite organisation?
A: Design, product, factory and market brand
Q: What is the best business strategy for offsite in order to win tender and survive in the competitive market?
A: Various. Focus in cost, quality and performance
Q: What is your point of view in market perception on company branding and reputation?
A: Very Important
Q: How is your view on training requirement for staff in offsite companies?
Q: How do offsite companies focus on identified and quantified market opportunities?
A: Survey and market data
Q: How does the company evaluate the potential use of offsite?
A: Experience and working closely with clients and market’s stakeholders
Q: What is it in leadership and corporate motivation that exhibits your move to use offsite?
Q: What is the risk in offsite?
A: One source supply, unique product
Q: What is it in Risk Management that exhibits your move to use offsite?
A: Lloyd scheme. Identify and mitigate risk in construction process
Q: How does the decision to use offsite effecting traditional procurement and cost control strategies?
A: Very different. Most QS do not understand and create problem to offsite
Q: Explain offsite estimation, bid and tendering as opposed to traditional build?
A: Standard pricing. Quantity, speed and standardisation
Q: What is it in offsite supply chain as opposed to traditional build?
A: Long term mutual benefit development
Q: Explain cost control as compared to traditional build?
A: Similar but more accurate
Q: How significant a thorough project planning to manage delivery phasing and scheduling in offsite projects?
A: Very important
Q: Describe the importance of Just in Time principal in offsite projects?
A: Very but not solely
Q: How important the relation and communication with other stakeholders in offsite?
Q: Describe the role IT in offsite works?
A: CAD/CAM, monitoring, costing and lead management
Q: How suppliers and specialist sub-contractors are chosen to undertake offsite jobs?
A: Domestic and long term
Q: What is your view on strategic alliance and partnering with suppliers and specialist sub-contractors?
Q: Have you initiate any programs, agendas, or activities to facilitate the use of offsite in your organisation? Change Management? Continues Improvement? Benchmarking?
A: Yes, all
Q: Explain contractor’s role in design in offsite work as for conventional tendering?
Q: Explain optimisation and standardisation requirements for offsite?
A: Varies, maximum standardisation with maximum visual variety and impact