Partnering and supply chain management

Working together brings many advantages, such as cost and time savings and an improved end result. These methods help address poor client and end user satisfaction that was experienced in the past from the UK construction industry.

Collaboration on design is one benefit of getting main contractors and specialist sub contractors committed to the project at an early stage. The project will gain much from the experience and skills of the specialists, solving design issues before they arise and advising on life cycle costs.

The project manager plans and organises the activities comprised in a construction project. Therefore the project manager needs to have established processes regarding contractor and designer selection. The project manager also needs implement and control a clear process for managing risk on the project to anticipate risks in the project  andand ensure appropriate action is taken before such risks occur.

This section is maintained by Nigel Barr of Stradia Ltd.