Lars Bjarne Pedersen was at the head of construction management, as well as supervision, quality assurance, procurement of product tanks and other equipment, tender management related to subcontractors, and also directly managed applications to Aalesund Municipality. All of this, while the factory was in full operation, even during reconstruction. This entailed a heightened degree of cleanliness on the construction site.
Precisely because the facility was intended for both pharmaceutical production and the production of fish oil for food supplements, many different professional competencies were needed. Project development had to be constantly coordinated and aligned with the factory management, as well as product and quality managers, daily operators, and other professionals. For that reason, LBP chose to focus on user involvement.
“We strove to listen and then advice, in that order. It generates a mutual trust if project management is calmly executed, if expectations are aligned, and of course if all goes according to budget. It also mattered that we presented the exact same team throughout the course of this project. That sort of continuity has certainly added to the client’s general feeling of satisfaction. When the factory was ultimately sold to an American enterprise, we could tell that they too were impressed with our work up there,” says Lars Bjarne Pedersen.