For anyone thinking of embarking on a construction project this is essential reading.
Have you considered what resources are required and the people you need to appoint?
No doubt you think its’ an architect and a builder and things are sorted?
Sometimes, yes, but more often that not this is the wrong approach.
For simple and straightforward domestic work, you may already have an excellent tried and tested relationship with an architect and a builder whom you have successfully worked with before. If so, that’s fine and long may that continue.
However, for larger, more complex projects and/or for those who don’t have that established relationship, that approach is flawed to the point where it could cost you dearly in time, money and stress levels!
Take a leaf out of the book of successful property developers and establish your own ‘Power Team’
What is this, how does it work and how will it benefit you?
Your ‘Power Team’ is simply the collective of your key professional advisors and consultants. These include, where necessary, and subject to each project:
- Project Manager
- Quantity Surveyor
- Structural Engineer
- Building Services Engineer
- Planning Consultant
- Landscape Architect
NB: Don’t forget the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor if the project falls under the CDM Regulations – see our separate blog on that topic.
Now, not all of the above may be required for all projects, but the Project Manager, QS and Structural Engineer certainly will be for most.
Engaging the combined services of a Project Management and QS practice is the most effective and economical way to proceed, as using one point of contact improves communication levels and provides real economies of scale.
Bringing those resources in from the outset of the concept stage of the project maximises benefit and minimises risk to you, as this will be the ‘glue’ which holds your project together and helps deliver the best possible results.
For further information on this, contact us for a free, no-obligation initial discussion, or see our ‘What We Do’ section of our website.