About the Guide

How2… Get best value from construction?

The intention of this guide is to offer advice and guidance on where value can be added, who is best placed to do it and how they can do it. It follows the 5 key stages of a construction project from concept on to planning, design, delivery and through to operation and offers potential interventions at each of these stages. It’s been designed in a relatively simple fashion so as not to “over power” the user and in many cases it signposts the visitor to other websites containing areas of best practice and case studies. It applies to both building and civil engineering projects but obviously the terminology fluctuates from time to time!

The guide has been initiated and developed by “hands on” practitioners, from the grass roots of the industry, who wanted a forum to share their experiences, potential solutions, good practices and, from time to time, a few things which didn’t quite work out! It’s most definitely NOT a prescriptive and definitive rule book – it’s simply a guide to how best value can be achieved based on the views, opinions and experiences of many practitioners across the construction industry in Wales.

You may not agree with everything you read here. That’s fine. But if you feel things could be done differently or better then let us know either via our feedback form or by accessing our Twitter account @how2cew.