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
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    Procurement: Develop and construct

    2008-02-08T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Procurement: Frameworks

    2007-11-23T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Procurement: Target price contracts

    2007-09-14T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Procurement: Building services

    2007-05-11T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Procurement: Employer’s agents

    2007-02-09T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Procurement: Public sector projects

    2006-11-24T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Procurement: Construction management

    2006-09-01T00:00:00Z

    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
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    Procurement: Two-stage tendering

    2006-05-12T00:00:00Z

    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