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Construction Partnering And Integrated Teamworking

Author : Gill Thomas
ISBN : 9781405172073
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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‘As long as government continues to push collaborative working and best value, partnering will be in vogue’ If you are implementing partnering in your organisation and don’t know where to start, this book covers everything you’ll need - explaining all aspects of the partnering relationship from scratch. Construction Partnering & Integrated Teamworking provides information and instruction on the full range of topics in sufficient depth and tells you: how to do it the tools you’ll need the pitfalls to avoid. With its accessible and practical approach, Construction Partnering & Integrated Teamworking trains you in the essential elements of partnering. The authors Since setting up Mike Thomas Ltd in 1997, Gill and Mike Thomas have facilitated more than 400 project and strategic team workshops including partnering, value and risk management, post-project reviews, team-building and best practice training.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Procurement Routes For Partnering

Author : Jon Broome
ISBN : 072773136X
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book is aimed at those who want to apply or improve the application of partnering in the construction and heavy engineering industries to their projects. It focuses on procurement aspects based on the premise that unless the commercial and contractual conditions align objectives, there is little stimulus to change the culture and integrate processes and teams to achieve the outstanding results that can be attained through partnering. This invaluable book presents detailed information about the partnering and procurement process, which will lead to better delivery of construction projects. More specifically Procurement routes for partnering looks at: A practical model for applying partnering in your projects. The principles and tools - as well as a generic process for developing any procurement strategy. A review of traditional contractual arrangements; when to use them and their suitability for partnering. The concepts, process and mechanisms for developing a balanced incentive plan. Specific considerations when using incentives to improve time, quality, performance in use, service and/or health and safety. The ten key implementation points when using target and reimbursable contracts. When to use alliances - both project and strategic, and their key implementation points from a procurement perspective. Written in accessible language and using accelerated learning techniques to promote comprehension and retention, Procurement Routes for Partnering translates leading edge thinking and academic rigour to the level of practical application. It is a 'must read' for any construction professional involved in setting up a partnering relationship.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Aspects Of Building Design Management

Author : Stephen Emmitt
ISBN : 9781844075102
Genre : Architecture
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Approaches this increasingly complex and evolving sector from the different perspectives of key stakeholders. Covers a diverse range of core themes, from managing design information to cultural issues.
Category: Architecture

Quality In The Constructed Project

Author : American Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN : 9780784411896
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Sponsored by the Construction Quality Management and Inspection Committee of the Owners Directorate of the Construction Institute of ASCE. Quality in the Constructed Project: A Guide for Owners, Designers, and Constructors, third edition, provides information and recommendations on principles and procedures that are effective in enhancing the quality of constructed projects. The guide?a complete update of the previous edition?discusses the roles, responsibilities, requirements, and limits of authority of participants in the design and construction process, highlighting concepts and practices that are valuable to each in achieving project goals and objectives. This Manual of Practice presents several key themes, including the value of clearly defining and assigning responsibilities, the importance of teamwork, the need for clear contractual provisions, strategies for good communication, the owner's selection process for other team members, the potential benefits associated with various project delivery systems, and procedures for managing design and construction. Although this guide is written primarily with traditional design-bid-build (DBB) projects in mind, it also highlights areas in which alternative forms of project delivery, such as design-build, may shift project responsibilities and risk to different participants. Chapters include: owner's role and requirements; project delivery systems; project team; coordination and communication; selecting the design professional; agreement for professional services; alternative studies and project impacts; planning and managing design; design discipline coordination; guidelines for design activities; precontract planning for construction; construction team; procedures for selecting the constructor; construction contract; planning and managing construction; construction contract documentation and submittals; construction contract administration; operation and maintenance; quality assurance and quality control; computer technology and project delivery; peer review; risk, liability, and avoiding conflict; partnering; and value engineering. MOP 73 will be useful to owners, design professionals, and constructors interested in enhancing the quality of constructed projects.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Business Partnering

Author : Steven Swientozielskyj
ISBN : 9781317440734
Genre : Business & Economics
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A Business Partner is a professional who supports and advises strategic and operational decision-making through insights that drive better business performance. Often as a result of external changes, business partners must respond quickly to map out the future strategic development, keep the firm competitive and ensure all objectives and legal requirements are met. In this book, business partnering expert Steven Swientozielskyj introduces a framework that provides a set of practical tools and techniques via a simple six stage model that, when replicated, will take the practitioner from start to finish through strategic change; from the formation and agreement of the strategy to its delivery and sustainability. Business Partnering is a one-stop shop for understanding this important phenomenon and as such will be vital reading for practitioners and academics in the business arena.
Category: Business & Economics

Construction Management

Author : Denny McGeorge
ISBN : 9781118440674
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The construction industry faces continual challenges and demands, due to market conditions and coercion by governments, for improvements in safety, quality and cost control, and in the avoidance of contractual disputes. To meet these challenges construction enterprises need to constantly seek new directions and business models in construction management. A number of tools, methods and concepts have been developed and advocated as aids to achieving improved performance, but many in the industry find them confusing or are sceptical of their relevance. The third edition of Construction Management: New Directionsbrings together, in a single volume, detailed discussion of a range of contemporary management concepts which are relevant to the construction industry, including strategic management; benchmarking; reengineering; partnering and alliancing; enterprise risk management; total safety management; total quality management; value management and constructability. It provides a straightforward, accessible and objective account of these concepts, showing how they interrelate and can be used to improve the performance of the construction firm. This research based text will be essential reading for industry leaders and practitioners, as well as researchers, postgraduate and senior undergraduate students. From a review of previous editions I am in no doubt that this book will quickly become a favourite among students and practitioners alike —Construction Manager
Category: Technology & Engineering

Life On All Fronts

Author : Gill Thomas
ISBN : 0521348412
Genre : History
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The book looks at the experiences of women in Britain during World War I, and the changes the war brought about. The author examines the much-neglected areas of women's domestic and social lives, as well as the role of women who worked for pay. She also discusses a group of politically-active women who campaigned to end the war. As such, the book provides an alternative to accounts that focus only on male involvement in the war, and demonstrates the new opportunities that arose for women of all classes.
Category: History

Trusting The Team

Author : John Bennett
ISBN : 0704905035
Genre : Architecture
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This report discusses the benefits and costs of partnering and deals with the specifics of the two main types of partnering - project partnering and strategic partnering. It provides practical advice and guidance on how you can apply partnering to your organisation and details the contractual and legal issues.
Category: Architecture

Effective Practice In Health And Social Care

Author : Ros Carnwell
ISBN : IND:30000101871345
Genre : Medical
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"This is the book some of us have been waiting for!"Sue Spencer, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University How do health and social care agencies work together effectively to deliver services collaboratively? What challenges do service providers face when working in partnership with service users? What political, ethical and philosophical issues impact on partnership working?This practical and accessible key text examines the nature and impact of collaboration between different professional and voluntary groups working together to deliver services.The first section explores partnership in terms of what partnerships are, politics, diversity, user perspectives, rurality and ethics. In section two, authors draw upon their expertise to raise key questions, and use case studies to demonstrate the challenges of working in partnership in areas where collaboration is a crucial to effective practice. This includes: Child protection Drug using parents Dementia Gypsy travellers Domestic violence Homelessness Mentally disordered offenders HIV Youth education Older peopleBased around case studies that demonstrate partnership working, the book contains contributions from a service user as well as academics and practitioners from health, social care, criminal justice and the voluntary sector.Effective Practice in Health and Social Careis recommended reading for managers, practitioners and students from a variety of human service agencies. It provides a good understanding of the issues, pitfalls and best practice that need to be addressed in order to work effectively in partnership with other agencies. A must read for anyone about to develop or join a multi-agency partnership.
Category: Medical

Partnering In The Team

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ISBN : 0727725513
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This report promotes the practice of partnering where appropriate in both private and public sectors by establishing best practice benchmarks, facilitating the widest dissemination of good practice, and ensuring the development of appropriate training and education packages. The working group for this guide was chaired by Charles Johnston from the Construction Clients Forum. Partnering includes the concepts of teamwork between supplier and client, and of total continuous improvement. It requires openness between the parties, ready acceptance of new ideas, trust and perceived mutual benefit... We are confident that partnering can bring significant benefits by improving quality and timeliness of completion whilst reducing costs. Sir Michael Latham, Constructing the Team,1 1994, quoting the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Partnering arrangements are also beneficial between firms... Such arrangements should have the principal objective of improving performance and reducing costs for clients. They should not become cozy . The construction process exists to satisfy the client. Good relationships based on mutual trust benefit clients. Sir Michael Latham, Constructing the Team, 1994 Background The last five years has seen an explosion of interest in the application of partnering to the construction industry following major successes in other industries and other countries. In July 1995 the Construction Industry Board set up its twelfth working group at the request of the Construction Clients Forum. This report is their output following a major literature search, a consultative workshop, and formal consultation amongst the CIB's member bodies. It develops and illustrates Sir Michael Lathams views of partnering whilst setting out to quash a few myths about the subject. Introduction Partnering is a structured management approach to facilitate teamworking across contractual boundaries. Its fundamental components are formalised mutual objectives, agreed problem resolution methods, and an active search for continuous measurable improvements. It should not be confused with other good project management practice, or with long-standing relationships, negotiated contracts or preferred supplier arrangements, all of which lack the structure and objective measures that must support a partnering relationship. The critical success factor for partnering is the commitment of all partners at all levels to make the project a success. The result is that the partnering agreement drives the relationship between parties rather than the contract document. Purpose The purpose of this report is to promote the uptake of good practice in partnering between client and supplier at any point in the supply chain. However it is acknowledged that the extension of partnering down through the supply chain is in its infancy, and the CIB looks forward to examples of success in the future as this is critical for the overall success of construction projects for the client. Readership The report should be read by all construction professionals, clients and their advisers as an introduction to the key principles that distinguish true partnering from other forms of co-operative working practices. Further guidance The report provides a guide to the disciplined framework of partnering, and describes five good examples which were on site at the end of 1996. It is not a code of practice, as there is insufficient experience of its application in construction to date. Neither does it provide detailed step-by-step guidance at the working level, because the working group identified two other reports well suited for this purpose: the Reading Construction Forum's Trusting the Team, 2 and the European Construction Institute's Partnering in the public sector, 3 endorsed by HM Treasury, DOE, the National Audit Office and the Audit Commission. This latter report is significant as it demonstrates how partnering should be applied to projects after award of contract - hence complying with the EC and UK regulations for public sector procurement. The challenge now for UK construction - clients, private and public sector, consultants, contractors, specialists and suppliers, whether as individuals or companies - is to work together to understand and realise the benefits of partnering while managing the pitfalls. The CIB will support this activity by identifying good examples of partnering and ensuring the commercial benefits to all parties are widely promulgated.
Category: Technology & Engineering