Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 8: Working with Cost (Price and Value)

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, as the saying goes, meaning each of us has our own personal scale of what we find attractive and what we don’t. Sometimes our scale agrees with that of others … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 8: Working with Cost (Price and Value)”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 7: The Value of Realism

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working No one wants to pay more for something than they need to, but how much is the right amount?  The purpose of the tender process is to obtain prices from people who have different cost bases and possibly … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 7: The Value of Realism”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 6: Making a Difference

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working In November 1998 the Construction Task Force under the chairmanship of Sir John Egan published Rethinking Construction.  Like Latham’s Constructing the Team in 1994, this report was intended to achieve fundamental change in the UK construction industry.  It … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 6: Making a Difference”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 5: Achieving Change

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working We are now half way through our review of the ten most important themes to be adopted by those wishing to achieve integrated collaborative working in the modern construction industry.  We have looked at the drivers of the … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 5: Achieving Change”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 4: Strategic Procurement

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working In our last blog (#3) we looked mostly at project procurement, the challenges this creates and how this is impacted by adopting a traditional process.  For this blog were are going to take a much broader look at … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 4: Strategic Procurement”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working The decisions made in the procurement of projects have the ability to make, or break, collaboration. A procurement process which recognises and focuses on outcomes and which is used as a tool to bring together parties who complement … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 3: The Part Played by Procurement”

Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 2: What’s Wrong with the Traditional Process?

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working Every report that has investigated performance of the UK construction industry in the last 30 years or so, has concluded pretty much the same thing.  Most projects are late or overspent or both.  When the 2001 National Audit … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working; The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 2: What’s Wrong with the Traditional Process?”

Modern Collaborative Working: The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 1: Understanding the Need

This blog is part of the Collaborative Working Champions series of ten blogs on Modern Collaborative Working What is the purpose of the construction industry? Assuming of course you can actually separate construction from property and property from functional performance?  Is construction there to just satisfy the desires of the commissioning customer or perhaps the … Continue reading “Modern Collaborative Working: The top 10 of what to do and how to do it. Number 1: Understanding the Need”