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Temporary Utilities During Construction

 
This procedure establishes a program-wide system of ensuring the developer’s contractors provide adequate temporary utilities during their construction schedule, all to be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the respective contracts.
These temporary utilities are categorized as Electricity, Potable Water, Waste Water and the supply thereof are of a temporary nature for the duration of the construction works or until such time as the permanent utility connections have been made and beneficial use thereof is permitted by the owner for the balance period of the construction works.
 
The Employer is responsible to timely notify the Supervising Consultant(s), and the Contractor(s), as appropriate, of any potential future changes being considered or planned.
 
The Construction Manager (LREDC) is responsible for participating, either as a member of an Audit Review Team or other such technical team or a knowledgeable resource for any part of the project as and when requested by the Employer’s Project Manger.
 
Supervising Consultant
 
For construction contracts under the Supervising Consultant’s jurisdiction, the Supervising Consultant is responsible to notify the Construction Manager (LREDC) that all temporary utilities, provided for by the developer’s contractor are fit for purpose and for reporting this information to the Construction Manager (PM) on a monthly basis in the form of a short report.
 
The Contractor is responsible for providing adequate and fit for purpose temporary utilities for the purpose of construction and for the beneficial use of his employees. The Contractor is further responsible for reporting to his Supervising Consultant, information on the state of these provided utilities on a monthly basis in the form of a short report.
 
Procedure
 
Within fourteen (14) calendar days of the Date of Commencement, the Contractor shall submit for the Engineer's review, fully dimensioned plans and details showing the proposed location and layout on site of all necessary temporary buildings, plant and material stores, testing laboratory, messing facilities, sanitary facilities and the like.
 
  1. The Contractor shall: provide, operate and maintain all temporary connections to public utilities and services in locations acceptable to the Engineer and Local Authorities having jurisdiction thereof. He shall make all installations in a manner subject to the acceptance of such authorities and the Engineer.
  2. Remove temporary connections when no longer required and restore the services and sources of supply to proper operating conditions.
  3. Make all arrangements and, provide all necessary equipment and pay all fees and expenses for a temporary electrical service or temporary generators to serve the Site. The electrical service shall be of adequate capacity.

Temporary Electrical Power

  1. Provide and maintain power distribution as required throughout the Works complete with circuit breakers, disconnect switches and other electrical devices as required to protect the power supply system.
  2. Provide and maintain a temporary lighting system as required for safety and security for the Contractor’s operations and for any other persons authorised to work and/or access through the site.
  3. Ensure that temporary equipment and wiring for power and lighting shall be in accordance with the applicable standards and governing codes. Temporary wiring shall be maintained in a safe manner and utilized so as not to constitute a hazard to persons or property.
  4. The permanent power and lighting systems, or a portion thereof, shall not be used, unless suitably authorised.

Temporary Water Supply

  1. The Contractor shall provide an adequate supply and storage of water for all construction operations, testing, temporary building requirements and fire fighting facilities, and pay all fees and expenses in respect thereof. All water shall be clean, clear, drinkable and free of deleterious substances. No brackish water shall be used for construction operations. Drinking water dispensers shall be conveniently located in the locations where work is in progress.
  2. Temporary pipe lines and connections from the permanent service line, shall subject to the approval of the Engineer.

Temporary Drainage

  1. Wastewater from the Contractor’s temporary facilities shall be disposed of to underground storage tanks from where the Contractor will arrange for the storage tank to be emptied and disposed of in an approved manner. The Contractor shall design the wastewater disposal systems and shall submit all details and supporting calculations to the Engineer. The Contractor shall be responsible for submitting Environmental Impact Assessments, in line with SCENR requirements to LREDC for approval.
  2. The Contractor shall submit full details of the proposed system for the approval of the Engineer.
  3. Upon taking possession of the Site the Contractor shall assume full responsibility and shall obtain all approvals for draining rainwater, ground water and water arising from construction processes. He shall provide and maintain such temporary drainage installations as may be necessary during the period of construction in a manner approved by the Engineer and SCNER so as not to adversely affect the permanent works or adjacent areas and properties.
  4. On completion of the work, or at such times as the Engineer may direct, the Contractor shall remove all temporary drainage installations and make good the existing services to the Engineer's satisfaction and as required by the concerned authorities.

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