Iain Parker is a founding partner of Alinea Consulting and has worked in the property and construction industry for 26 years. During this time, he has worked on many schemes across a range of sectors but, over the last 18 years, has focused on the commercial market. Iain’s experience allows him to play a key role in ensuring that projects are set up to succeed. One of his key strengths is recognising how to ensure this within the various project environments that can exist. Iain is a team player and his expertise is founded upon an impressive portfolio of projects, ranging from small fit-out works to large speculative schemes and global HQ buildings for large owner-occupier organisations, both in the UK and overseas.
Some guiding principles on cost, time and risk from Alinea’s Iain Parker
Early contractor engagement can bring considerable benefits – but too much too soon can achieve the opposite, says Iain Parker
Being forced to work from home may reveal the benefits of remote working to many companies that have previously resisted the trend
Enhancing the specification of office buildings has become unsustainable – they increase construction costs, and often ‘improvements’ are unnecessary