All Procurements costs articles – Page 2

  • Develop and construct was used on Oundle School's £7.9m SciTec Centre in Peterborough by Feilden Clegg Bradley and Willmott Dixon

    Procurement: Develop and construct


    Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon describes a new twist to this procurement route that combines elements of two-stage tendering and collaborative working

  • Penoyre & Prasad’s Green Wrythe Lane primary care centre in Carshalton, Surrey, was completed under the NHS’ LIFT framework

    Procurement: Frameworks


    Frameworks are increasingly prevalent in UK construction, but what should clients consider when building long-term relationships? And what should suppliers consider before signing up? Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon reports

  • A target price contract has helped control costs on the £4.2bn Heathrow Terminal 5

    Procurement: Target price contracts


    In today’s overheated market, clients need all the help they can get to deliver good-value, low-risk projects. Some clients are turning to collaborative working – and contracts such as the NEC – to provide an extra incentive. Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon examines the issues

  • Cladding delays on the Willis building meant the top five plant room floors had to be temporarily wrapped in plastic to keep the job on programme

    Procurement: Building services


    The design and installation of building services needs careful management if a project’s M E is to be delivered successfully. Simon Rawlinson together with Barry Nugent and Andy Dedman of Davis Langdon Mott Green Wall look at best practice in this specialist area of procurement

  • Design and build is now used on complex projects, such as Foster’s Bishop’s Square

    Procurement: Employer’s agents


    Many cost consultants and project managers have extended their involvement on projects by acting as the employer’s agent – a job that introduces a wide range of responsibilities. Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon examines the role

  • Hopkins Architects’ Evelina Children’s Hospital

    Procurement: Public sector projects


    Public sector procurement methods are often criticised for excessive red tape, but on complex projects their effective use is vital to success. Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon investigates

  • The flexibility of construction management was an advantage in the highly complex Time and Space planetarium project in Greenwich Park

    Procurement: Construction management


    Even in these risk-averse days, some hands-on clients still prefer the construction management route. But would more schemes benefit from the CM approach? And how should clients organise themselves to get the best results?

  • Building work on Foster and Partners’ Tanaka Business School at Imperial College London was carried out by contractor Exterior after a two-stage tender

    Procurement: Two-stage tendering


    In the second of our procurement series, Simon Rawlinson of Davis Langdon takes a look at two-stage tendering and how to get the best out of the early appointment of the contractor