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Tue, 2011-10-18 02:34

Please find below the weekly update for the design and construction of the Football for Hope Centres. For a review of past updates and program progress please visit the Football for Hope OAN Page.

CAPE TOWN OFFICE: Regional Progam Manager - Kevin Gannon, Design Fellow - Mark Warren

In addition to ongoing communication and project management:

Coordination of travel of new Phase III Design Fellows as well as orientation of those that have arrived in Cape Town.
Preparation for Phase III initiation site visits. Kevin Gannon, Regional Program Manager, has been in Botswana to carry out initiation site visit there during the week of October 10 - 14.
Continuing correspondence with Design Fellows regarding admin/contractual issues and general project coordination.
Continued correspondence with manufacturers in the building industry for material discounts and donations
Programme reporting, tracking budget, and updating programme schedule
Continuing correspondence with Greenfields and Yingli/Phaesun: Qwa Qwa, Edendale, Ghana, and Rwanda.
SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE: Senior Program Manager - Gretchen Mokry, Design Fellow – Delphine Luboz

In addition to ongoing accounting, payment tasks, and program coordination:

New FFH Design Fellow contracts and travel planning
Review and payment of contractor and consultant invoices
Ana Reis, new DF for FFH Cape Verde, in San Francisco for orientation.
Close out of FFH projects on the Open Architecture Network.
FFH RWANDA: Kimisigara Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Killian Doherty

Meeting for Change order took place October 13 - change order to be signed October 14.
Construction work during the week has been slowed due to rains.
Additional soil erosion will need to be factored into project. Location/slope of site must channel away rain water. This will result in increased costs to the project.
Brick paving has been completed
Contractor's Extension of Time to be issued early next week with full change order request
Papyrus weave complete
DF extension request to be submitted
FFH GHANA: Oguaa Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - David Pound

Plastering Complete
Changing room fit out complete,
Plumbing installation complete
Painting 70% complete. Due for completion 18th October
3 sets of bamboo folding doors installed and completed
Pitch lighting pole installation complete
Floor decking 90% complete ( requires sanding and varnishing, to be completed at end of project)
Septic tank complete
Electrical installation 100% complete
Structural Bracing Installed, clamps to be installed 17th October
Bamboo soffit 100% complete
External skin bamboo 95% complete, a number of pieces require replacing due to poor finish
4 No change order requests from Play Soccer Ghana, to be issued for approval awaiting info from AOR
Artificial pitch to be installed 31st Oct, completed 10th November
DF and Centre host to hold workshop for the painting of shipping containers / teaching spaces
Anticipated completion date for main works 21st October
Anticipated completion date for pitch installation 07th November
Awaiting EOT claim from main contractor reflecting the above dates.
FFH QWA QWA: Free State, RSA, Qwa Qwa Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - George Kinuthia

Awaiting BoQ ammendments by Q.S. due on 11/10/11
Submission to sfw / FIFA will now be tentative on the 13/10/11. (1 week) therefore due back to AfH on the 20/10/11. After which we may proceed with tendering instructions from Q.S.
D.F to strategize a fast track method with Q.S in order to expedite tender process.
Municipal submission awaits return of signed submission forms from client, LoveLife.
D.F. busy with Technical documentation drawings as an ongoing process of Tender period, and construction period.
D.F. continually looking around the region for donors for materials and or services ahead of construction start.
D.F attending to visa renewal process.
FFH EDENDALE: Pietermaritzburg, RSA, Edendale Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Luvuyo Mfungula

Quantity Surveyor – Davis Langdon have asked for drawings to be completed by AfH and engineer before BoQ can be revised, issued set to be included in final tender package.
Civil Engineer – DF working with Eyethu engineers to satisfy BoQ queries and prepare a set to be issued for tender, drawings to be finalized and issued 14/10/2011.
Greenfields – DF has initiated contact, sfw assisting AfH in this regard and has responded to emails but AfH awaiting more detailed correspondence.
Yingli – Process has been initiated, consultant has been notified of package as discussed with center host.
Electrical Engineer – DF awaiting drawings, expected 14/10/2011.
AoR- DF working with AoR to satisfy information requests for BoQ development and general standards.
DoH- Al Cadorso has been notified of BoQ completion and date of review pending, center host to assist in this regard.
D.F. - busy with Technical documentation drawings as an ongoing process of BoQ documentation.
FFH CAMEROON: Cameroon Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Nathan Jones

Project is delayed due to hold ups in approval of Design Brief. Original plans for a fast tracking of approval process for further stages will need to be reviewed.
Awaiting design brief approval by sfw/FIFA. Responses to SFW's queries sent 12th October.
Awaiting approval of AoR, QS, and Engineer contract.
Correspondence with Local Consultant for preliminary costing.
Continued requests for survey information from Land Surveyor is delaying
Schematic Design is being developed, submission expected November 11. Date dependent upon design brief approval however.

FFH TANZANIA: Iringa Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Alma Ruiz

Project is delayed due to hold ups in approval of Design Brief. Original plans for a fast tracking of approval process for further stages will need to be reviewed.
Design Brief aproval from SfW still pending.
AoR contract will proceed upon review and final approval of Design Brief.
Design Fellow working on the contracts for AoR and consultants. Budget breakdown has been aproved by AoR, QS, and Electrical Engineer. Approval still pending for Civil Engineer and Geotechnical Engineer
Schematic design scheduled to be submitted for approval on November 11. Date dependent upon design brief approval however.
FFH MOKOPANE: Limpopo, RSA, Mogalakwena Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Themba Mekwa

Project Schedule has been revised with sfw input. - Brandon Dreyer.
Design Brief and Concept Design Submission is now 21st Oct 2011.
Two independent Land Surveyors have been engaged (Louis Nel, Mokopane & R. Maesela, Polokwane). Awaiting queries. Consultants to provide quotations thereafter.
FFH MOZAMBIQUE: Manica Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Paulo Fernandes and Alina Jeronimo

Project is delayed due to hold ups in approval of Design Brief. Original plans for a fast tracking of approval process for further stages will need to be reviewed.
Query and responses to sfw / FIFA, still waiting for design brief approval.
Starting schematic design
DF’s speaking with consultants
Civil/Structural Engineer and (Betar-Maputo) in collaboration pro-bono
QS is done in collaboration with AoR.
Surveyor waiting by bank account confirmation to start working in, expected next week
waiting for AoR agreement approval on SF
Schematic Design submission expected November 8. Date dependent upon design brief approval however.
FFH ALEXANDRA: Johannesburg, RSA, Alexandra Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Unathi Mkonto

In progress with Schematic Design as of the 22 September for a (30 day) 26 October Approval.
In negotiation with a geotech in JHB.
Updated project schedule
FFH BOTSWANA: Ramotswa Football for Hope Centre: Design Fellow - Elisa Engel

DF in Botswana for Centre Host visit 10 - 23 October. Meetings with Centre Host 10 - 12 October were enjoyable