Successful asset management initiatives are fundamental to maximising client returns.
We recognise that all building projects differ and that the value of a project is not always an indication of its importance. This is why a senior member of staff will always assess the brief regardless of value prior to recommending a strategy and allocating a team. We also recognise the need for a cost effective and flexible approach to procuring building work.
Our strong links with specialists, consultants, designers and engineers means that we are able to quickly recommend, assemble and manage the appointment of a team to suit the particular needs of a project and use our relationships to drive value for money and performance. We will manage the consultant team on behalf of the client and provide a single point of client contact.
Building projects are often funded from different sources and we appreciate that this affects strategy.
The procurement of service charge recoverable work must align with lease terms and the RICS Service Charge Code. Capital projects may be subject to pre-letting agreements which must be reflected in building contracts and in the project management approach.
Our knowledge of the contracting market enables us to identify and recommend contractors with the appropriate skills and experience for a particular project.
We assess contractors for health and safety, performance, financial stability and supply chain reliability prior to recommending them to ensure that the risks of appointment are managed.
The approach is based on project risk, change and quality management methods, aligned with the building contract, legal environment and funding strategy of the project. This ensures an asset-wide approach to building projects.
Our project management role extends to working with clients on an in-house basis to provide direct support to Asset Management teams involved in project work.
We also work with clients to manage their project work on a portfolio basis through the preparation of tracking schedules and regular briefing meetings.
Specific services include:
- Formulating project brief
- Appointing and coordinating consultants
- Quality and cost control
- Procurement cdvice
- Coordinating and controlling works
- Monitoring performance and progress
- Developing risk management solutions
- Screening and selecting contractors
- Managing project documentation.