By John Kelly, Roy Morledge, Sara J. Wilkinson

Attaining price in building is now rising because the major problem dealing with the development workforce in the event that they are to provide the easiest provider for the customer. not is the purpose just to continue expenditures below keep watch over.

This publication from the RICS beginning analyses tips on how to offer top price through the powerful program of innovative options and tactics in the course of the complete lifestyles cycle of structures, from the enterprise case which underpins their initiation to the success of a passable venture out-turn.

This booklet is a successor to volume Surveying recommendations: New instructions, edited through Peter Brandon and released on behalf of the Royal establishment of Chartered Surveyors through Blackwell. it will likely be of curiosity not just to surveyors and development managers but in addition to ultimate yr undergraduates of building degrees.

'[This publication] will make an incredible contribution to the development of the equipment through which building pros offer a carrier to their clients' - Professor Peter Brandon

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The data thereby gathered will be checked through presentations at team meetings. In facilitation, a facilitator independent of the client and the design team will guide the whole team through a process of briefing using largely the techniques described below. Using facilitation it is common to have teams comprised of different people for the strategic and project briefing stages. 2. 12 A structured approach to strategic briefing The process leading to the compilation of the strategic brief involves: firstly, the discovery of facts; secondly, the processing of issues; thirdly, the understanding of the client value system; and finally, the definition of the project mission and/or goals.

A further difficulty facing brief writers is the changes that can occur in the client organisation and the environment during the briefing and design process. A brief can only reflect the needs (and anticipated future needs) of the client at a particular point in time; however, these needs can change during the course of the project in a sudden and unpredictable manner. In contrast, Morris and Hough (1987) demonstrated that in larger projects, history shows that the greater danger is the failure to recognise gradual changes that subtly alter the needs of the client organisation and render the project, as initially conceived, inappropriate.

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