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Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects
Publisher: RIBA Publishing
Date Published: Sep 2015
Stock Code: 83981
Total votes: 7
Being a client on a construction project can be incredibly complex and demanding but ultimately rewarding once your ambitions are fulfilled. This comprehensive ‘one stop shop’ will help you to achieve that magic combination of quality and efficiency, guiding you through the entire project lifecycle, from briefing to taking delivery and beyond. It will help you to better understand the project process, the client’s role within it and, critically, how to be successful and effective by advising you on:
- the key milestones in the project process and your legal responsibilities at each stage
- achieving cost-effectiveness, efficiency and meeting project timelines
- key client issues such as funding and investment
- straightforward best practice advice and how to avoid common problems
- insightful tips from clients reflecting on their experiences
- handy tools including a project route map, project decision checklist and diary of a development
Published in collaboration with Constructing Excellence’s Construction Clients' Group and written by high-profile industry experts, including architects, construction professionals and clients, this has been developed to provide unrivalled support to clients working on any public or commercial project whether large or small. It will also be invaluable to the project team working with them including client advisors, architects, project managers, consultants and contractors.
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From the Foreword by Gren Tipper, Director of the Construction Clients Group of Constructing Excellence
This book assists clients in understanding how the construction industry works, what they need to do at each stage of the construction process and, importantly, where to find help.
From the Foreword by Richard Saxon CBE
Armed with the insights in this book, clients should be more confident of success.
Stephen Hodder MBE, Chairman, Hodder + Partners and RIBA President 2013-2015
One of the primary aims of my presidential term has been to elevate the development of a coherent and effective programme of client support and influence, so that the Royal Institute of British Architects can meet its aspiration to become the first port of call for anyone seeking guidance about projects in the built environment. This book is a key contributor to the process, and an essential read for any client, experienced or otherwise, in securing successful outcomes. It will also be an invaluable aid to Client Advisors, Architects, Consultants and all those who form part of the project team.
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