Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects (Paperback)

Being an Effective Construction Client: Working on Commercial and Public Projects By Peter Ullathorne (Editor) Cover Image
By Peter Ullathorne (Editor)
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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 stageachieving cost-effectiveness, efficiency and meeting project timelineskey client issues such as funding and investmentstraightforward best practice advice and how to avoid common problemsinsightful tips from clients reflecting on their experienceshandy tools including a project route map, project decision checklist and diary of a development

About the Author


Peter Ullathorne is principal of the Ullathorne Consultancy which provides RIBA Client Advisor services and expert opinion for dispute resolution. He graduated from the Architectural Association in 1976 and has worked with, among others, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano, GMW, YRM and DEGW. He was Managing Director of the First Architecture Group plc, a Vice President of Gensler and HOK and a Director of Navigant Consulting. His career as an architect and lately as an RIBA Accredited Client Advisor has given him particular insight into the need for clients to have access to knowledge and experience on their roles and responsibilities. He had strong client-facing roles throughout his career whether it was working with commercial developers, local authorities and school governors to define and deliver schools through the BSF programme or with government departments delivering mission-critical, complex and technically demanding projects. As an expert involved in dispute resolution he provides forensic investigation and opinion on projects that have failed, giving him unparalleled insight into how clients can avoid common pitfalls. Peter originally contributed to the first edition of the AJ Office Handbook and has written specialist sections in the Aqua Group Guide to Procurement, Tendering and Contract Administration.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781859465769
ISBN-10: 1859465765
Publisher: Riba Publishing
Publication Date: October 5th, 2015
Pages: 192
Language: English