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1251 Mar, 2019

The Dangers of Selecting the Lowest Tender

2019-07-12T15:57:34+00:00Announcements|

Within this blog we will look at the dangers of selecting the lowest bidder, predominantly from the client’s perspective, however these points will be equally important to Main Contractors when selecting their supply chain on single stage projects. For the purpose of this reading, when we talk about ‘selecting the [...]

2404 Jun, 2017

Contractors urged to stop asking site chefs for skills cards

2019-07-12T15:57:34+00:00Uncategorized|

Contractors are being told to stop turning away non-construction staff from sites if they don’t hold CSCS skills cards. The drive for blanket card-carrying on major sites has raised standards but created problems for non-construction related workers on jobs. Workers like chefs, vending machine installers and pest controllers can be [...]

1354 Nov, 2016

Project Management – The Benefits of Good Time Management

2019-07-12T15:57:34+00:00Uncategorized|

Organisational Skills Let us now start with a look at the personal skills that a project manager should exhibit. He or she should be able to manage effectively. The starting point is always being able to manage oneself. If you can do this, you will be able to manage projects [...]

931 Nov, 2016

Contractors slam architects for being “non commercial”

2019-07-12T15:57:34+00:00Uncategorized|

Only 31% of contractors are satisfied with the way they work with architects on projects. The damning figure in a Royal Institute of British Architects report highlights how unhappy contractors are with designers. Contractors attacked architects for a lack of “commercial understanding.” And the report warned: “The larger the project [...]

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