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-23 Feb. 2017

Key takeaways: Higher Education Sector breakfast

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.







Post by Henry Mayes, Higher Education Sector Lead

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