Project & Programme Success

Pre-Construction and Project Planning

Project & Programme Management

Pre-Construction and Project Planning

Maintaining focus on cost certainty, quality of design, programme, environmental and social values, and stakeholder wellbeing is key if projects are to deliver the best possible outcomes. We will maintain this focus for you. With our team’s background in main contracting and consulting, we can seamlessly pull together pre-construction and construction programmes, creating tailored procurement strategies and conducting thorough tender evaluations. By challenging build methodologies and providing creative solutions, we will deliver results that truly matter to you.

Plan your construction journey

A successful construction journey begins with robust pre-construction and project planning. We specialise in comprehensive pre-construction planning, logistics, build methodologies and sequencing, which form the backbone of detailed project plans. Our meticulous planning and documentation will provide you with crucial information on risk allocation, bid parity and compliance, and our experts will determine your project’s build cycle and duration.

Improve transparency of reporting

Transparency and clear communication are essential for informed decision-making. Using advanced digital technology, we can provide you with regular and detailed progress reports that present key project metrics and milestones, and highlight cost performance, schedule adherence and potential risks. By keeping you informed at every step, we will give you full visibility into your project’s status throughout your construction journey.

Execute projects successfully

Meticulous planning and transparent evaluations set the stage for successful project execution. RLB excels in crafting detailed project schedules, evaluating contractors’ programmes and conducting thorough tender evaluations. We provide expert advice on programming and project health checks to support your review, validation and agreement processes, and use industry-standard tools and software to optimise project efficiency and improve collaboration among stakeholders.

Align procurement with outcomes

Procurement is a crucial phase of the construction journey. RLB’s procurement process is highly streamlined and we gain a deep understanding of each project through the development of master programmes during both pre-contract and post-contract stages. Our tender evaluation expertise allows us to perform levelling exercises and tender scoring aligned with your procurement methodology at all times.

Value & Impact

How we’ve helped others meet their challenges



Unlocking Africa’s digital transformation

RLB, acting as project, programme and schedule manager, oversaw the development of nine groundbreaking data centre projects across Africa, ranging from 0.5MW to 30MW in capacity. Each project presented its own unique challenges, both in the pre-construction and construction phases. We established robust processes and procedures to steer the programme effectively and efficiently, contributing to the advancement of Africa’s digital infrastructure.

“The RLB team was exceptional. Their commitment to excellence, innovative thinking and precise execution served as the driving force behind the programme’s success.”

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Guy Robinson
Guy Robinson

Partner - National Head of Project Management