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1st Edition

Partnering in the Construction Industry

ISBN 9780750664981
Published August 23, 2006 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

Partnering is the most effective way of tackling construction projects. This book explains how clients and construction firms using partnering can achieve ever higher levels of efficiency and certainty to provide world class buildings and infrastructure of all kinds.

Detailed guidance about the actions that clients and professionals new to partnering need to take is given followed by advice about the actions individual firms can take to get the maximum benefits from partnering. Finally the book describes how highly developed forms of partnering are developing into strategic collaborative working that turns construction into a genuinely modern industry able to meet all customers’ needs.

The book is designed to be used flexibly by a variety of readers, with coloured sections and executive summaries built into the body of the text to enable senior managers to get a quick overview of the guidance provided. The detailed guidance provides those at the workface with the ammunition needed to cooperate with those around them in doing their best work. The guidance is supported by check lists that help ensure everyone involved knows what they need to do to match and then exceed today’s best practice. Construction clients will learn how to get high quality, reliable and fast completion and a firm price that represents best value for money.

This book helps everyone in the construction industry be fairly rewarded for delivering best practice. The expert guidance also gives the construction industry the time and resources needed to give proper attention to all aspects of quality including sustainability and total life cycle costs.
to match and then exceed today’s best practice.

Table of Contents

·Partnering Explained
·Selecting Firms for Partnering
·Actions at the Start of Projects
·Actions during Projects
·Developing Partnering Skills
·Developing Partnering Project Teams
·Techniques and Check Lists

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"This is one hell of a good book to read"
Tony Bingham, Building Magazine

Partnering is increasingly used in the UK construction industry, ensuring that clients get the best possible value from their procurement process. So the publication of Partnering in the Construction Industry is very timely and welcome. In its clear, accessible style it explains why partnering makes good commercial sense and shows how to put strategic partnerships in place across the industry. I commend it to my fellow architects and to construction industry professionals in every field of specialism.
Jack Pringle, RIBA