Since September 2012, CACD leads at the heart of the Principality of Monaco a highly demanding task. On behalf of the world’s leading offshore drilling, Olivier, Project head posted permanently on site, performs what is known as project management assistance. Here starts our investigation…
For those who do not know the principality, the visit is very surprising. First, of course, you’re on the French Riviera, and the view is simply outstanding. But, beyond the postcard, lies a highly dynamic economic reality. Successive princes of Monaco were able to make out of it an industrial pole of high quality. Here, contrary to stereotypes, you do not only manage assets, you create value. This is what Olivier explains, seconded by CACD with a prestigious and very demanding client.
For over a year, he got to know the place and decrypts for us what we see. Apparently, ocher colored residential buildings, tree-lined terraces and roman tiles line up quietly under the cornice under the protective watch of the royal palace. A setting of high quality, where each space seems to have been designed with attention to detail simply outstanding. But behind the appearances, real plants are hidden as efficient and productive as those of Germany, Switzerland or France … Simply, here they were hidden behind facades resembling cleverly to small quaint residential buildings with their windows and balconies…
Seven floors to rehabilitate
This is one of those buildings that Olivier’s customer intends to rehabilitate. Seven floors of concrete slabs once covered with industrial paving, machine tools and parts inventory. Everything to be transformed into offices for 900 people. With, of course, the highest requirements in terms of finishing, environmental quality, and efficiency in the work!
That is why the property owner requested CACD. Olivier, as a project management assistant, is both the eyes and ears of the client in the field. In respect of the work of the architects, the contractor and the many companies involved, he ensures good progress.
As a delegate, he does not just ask questions to his client and wait for the answers. He has a real power of subsidiarity, he perfectly knows the client’s project, his tastes, his operation, his requirements and his singularity. This osmosis enables decision making in everyday life, and without it Olivier would only be a relay of information. He works somehow for his client by providing his extensive knowledge of the development of commercial spaces and of conducting projects.
Put things back in the right direction
While we discover the work and explaining their choices, while exciting for the high quality spaces coming Olivier loses absolutely nothing that happens around us. That precaution is not perfectly applied, a decision does not go out immediately, or a defect, however small, may occur, Olivier sees it!
And as he knows everyone by name, and he has a sense of touch proved, he knows who to turn to put things in the right direction.
There seems to be appreciated by all, because it respects the proper role of each. At the same time, are selected for this type of work, in this place, that the most advanced providers. They like the look of Olivier, which avoids errors, or even sometimes crashes, and more else allows everyone to sublimate.
Un suivi au long cours
Whatever his skill for his job, the client does not have internally the skills needed for this type of work. Olivier gives him an extreme experience, and as his representative on the field, the guarantee that things are done according to his wishes. While ensuring compliance with the joint planning, standards, budgets, highest environmental and quality requirements.
A long-term follow-up which is one of the skills most valued by CACD clients. A demanding profession, requiring technical skills, relationship, cemented by a passion for both the client and the service of his project, embodied perfectly by Olivier and his alter ego from CACD.