Fundamentals of building contract management by Davenport, Philip; Uher, Thomas E

By Davenport, Philip; Uher, Thomas E

Stripping contracts in their felony mystique and jargon, this reference offers crucial info at the whole agreement management approach. Divided into 3 sections, this easy-to-use consultant covers power concerns from venture inception to complete and comprises pattern contracts in addition to an summary of the newest statutory laws. entire and practical, this handbook is a useful device for either practitioners within the building and scholars throughout Australia.

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The design process will now move towards its next phase, a preliminary design phase. However, the schematic design should first be appraised using value management. 39 Project lifecycle FundamentalsText2proof2009:•Fundamentals/text 6/5/09 4:10 PM Page 40 Preliminary design The aim of the preliminary design stage is to formalise the design scheme into a coherent design concept that includes more detailed sketches of architectural, structural and services components of the proposed facility. This is a highly important stage of the design process.

Communication within the project organisation is both oral and written. Oral communication is particularly important within the project team in facilitating informal discussions, while written communication is essential for administering contracts and allocating risks. The communications process is more than simply conveying a message; it is also a source of control. Conditions of contract, drawings, specifications, bills of quantities, and instructions and directions are the usual source of contractual control.

Effective management of a design contingency is equally important. This contingency has been set aside for ‘unknowns’ and should not be used to pay for design mistakes. Design appraisal Since the design of a facility takes place over a considerable period and tends to influence project outcomes significantly, it needs to be undertaken efficiently and productively. A process of value management can be applied to ensure that the principal derives value for the investment. Value management is a disciplined and systematic approach to appraising the design of a project in order to ensure that it meets the objectives and functions in the most economical way.

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