“Now we get down to the detail!…”
By the time we get to the design stage of a construction project we should be pretty clear of what is important to the customer – what they see as value. This is the stage where we need to specify in detail how that value is going to be delivered.
This is the time when the delivery team should be designing in value for the customer. But that can only be achieved if the customer has set out clearly what value they expect from the project and the team have fully understood this.
At the design stage the following key themes have been identified to ensure that best value is achieved from the construction process:
- Design sustainable solutions
- Assess whole life costs
- Value engineer
- Manage the risks
- Agree KPIs