Construction Cost Management: Learning from Case Studies by Keith Potts, Nii Ankrah PDF

By Keith Potts, Nii Ankrah

On time and in price range. As a development undertaking supervisor attaining this, whereas conserving caliber, is the main useful package deal you could provide your consumers. after all, its price derives principally from it really is hassle – if it have been effortless to accomplish jobs totally to devise then it is going to occur way more usually. utilizing a mix of labored examples and case reports, this booklet examines how tasks cross over-cost, what classes should be realized from prior examples and what ways have effectively been hired. instance case reviews contain: The Scottish Parliament Wembley Stadium Heathrow Terminal five. in case you are learning Surveying or development administration, or beginning out as a building rate supervisor and wish to plot or investigate building initiatives then this can be the booklet for you.

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And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better. (John Ruskin, 1860) It is now a UK Government requirement that all public sector procurement should be on the basis of value for money (VFM) and not lowest price alone; this philosophy applies to the selection of both consultants and contractors. The recommendations require that robust mechanisms should be developed to evaluate the quality and price, including whole-life costs, in a fair and transparent manner. Selection procedures are also required to comply with the EU procurement rules where these are applicable.

Mightybuild usually score well at such interviews, indeed their competitors have observed that Mightybuild have a policy of sending the ‘A’ team to interviews and the ‘Z’ team to carry out the project! Topics likely to be considered within Quality include the following: ● ● ● ● ● ● Team-working arrangements: partnering with client and subcontractors; Aesthetic and functional characteristics: design, operating costs, ease of use, adaptability, innovation, maintainability; Proposals for managing the contract: planning, programming, management, milestones for achieving objectives, risk identification and proposals for management, communication, quality plan; Project team organization: qualifications and experience of team members, senior managers, partners, quality of senior personnel, resources; Technical merit: proposed methods, approach to CDM Regulations, health and safety management, the design and construction stages, quality of documentation, standards of materials, checks and inspections; Services provided from external sources: details of joint-venture proposal, arrangements for subcontracting, training amongst workforce in the supply chain.

Technical and organizational ability Whether the contractor has sufficient experience in the particular type and magnitude of works and has a satisfactory performance reputation in such areas as available resources; design expertise; experience of partnering, supply-chain management in force with subcontractors and suppliers; policy on risk management, for example, terms of subcontracts, history of rejected claims, skill/qualifications profile of workforce (own and key subcontractors), quality management; health and safety record.

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