Many thanks to those who came to the Education Sector breakfast morning on 22nd February – a full house and some interesting debate.
Here are the key takeaways
Clearly, early engagement of the Contractor and the Contractors supply chain is key to the strong delivery of HE projects.
Whilst there is a difference of requirements from a Research University to a Teaching University with the latter sometimes having a less complicated requirement, there is still the necessity to have full client engagement, facilitated workshops at the earliest opportunity.
Cross working focus groups on the client side can aid development projects.
Setting common space standards can help to reduce the demands of ‘senior’ academics.
You get more cost and programme certainty from suppliers – those who are on contractor lead frameworks are at the top of their game – they are control-led with more knowledge sharing
We discussed the various stages of design and I am grateful to you all for your frank and honest comments and observations. This is not an easy or well defined part of the process but I believe that working together, we can improve the process for our mutual benefits and those of our clients.
Looking forward to the next event on 1st June – invitations to follow.