Design Management

1 Design Co-ordination Management

All projects of this size suffer from design coordination whether it is with the building which is the architects and building engineers domain or with the process engineers. The role of the design coordinator is to ensure that from an overview that building meets the client’s requirements and that each parties design considerations have been taken into account thus reducing clashes on site which result in compromised design, additional cost and loss of time.

2 Design Information Release

This is a critical part of the project to stop delays on site and to keep the projects commercial risks at a minimum. Late design is one of the first items a contractor will utilise to initiate a claims for additional costs.

The importance of a clear program of information release for both procurement and the building will encourage greater working relationships between designers and the construction team as all parties will be aware of when decisions need to be made to ensure the project stays on program.

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