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External interfaces and social responsibilities

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Achieving Successful Construction Projects : A guide for industry leaders and programme managers

Routledge, 2015

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... responsibilities How to handle the interfaces with stakeholders Introduction The key issue relating to stakeholders is the degree to which the client is in control of the project’s destiny or not. On large projects there can be many...

Project definition

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... What is wanted and when – being able to define it Introduction How can you expect someone else to achieve something for you if you cannot in some way define what it is you are wanting? Many projects do not succeed as a consequence...

Managing uncertainty

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... How best to align risk, cost and contingency Introduction The objective is to maximise the likelihood of delivering the completed project ‘on time, within budget, safely and to the required quality’. However, no large construction...

Performance management

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... How to measure and control progress Introduction An effective performance management system fulfils two critical functions. First, it is used to translate the strategic intent into clear and meaningful terms to assist leaders communicate...

Communications policy

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... How to approach communications Introduction The client sets the tone for his project in the way he communicates with the other parties involved. Successful projects are delivered by strong teams with team members that are mutually...

Project timeline

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Achieving Successful Construction Projects : A guide for industry leaders and programme managers

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... The project stages over its lifetime Introduction The challenge for many clients when embarking upon large, complex projects is to achieve an appropriate match between the level of investment and the out-turn functionality...

Conclusions

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... Author’s wrap-up summary Some observations relating to style Through my involvement in many different projects, it has been interesting to observe and reflect on some project relationships, particularly if there are different cultural...

The challenge of leadership

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Achieving Successful Construction Projects : A guide for industry leaders and programme managers

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... Providing a general context Setting the context The client is the organisation commissioning the project and paying for it. The role and performance of the senior decision-makers in the client organisation is probably the single most...

The client

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Achieving Successful Construction Projects : A guide for industry leaders and programme managers

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... Responsibility within the commissioning organisation The client role Almost all construction projects or major capital programmes have someone or an organisation as the client. This is the organisation that has decided on the need...

Client involvement

Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner is a Director of Ove Arup & Partners Ltd, a member of the firm’s UKMEA Region Board, and has chaired their Future Business Executive. Over his 38 years with the company, he has worked in a variety of leading roles on projects such as High Speed 1, the London 2012 Olympic Park, and the regeneration of Potsdamer Platz, Berlin and central Doha, Qatar. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Achieving Successful Construction Projects : A guide for industry leaders and programme managers

Routledge, 2015

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... Whether the client wants to be ‘hands-on’ or not Size of the client organisation The client has a decision to take at the outset of a project – whether to be closely involved in the decision-making as the project progresses; or whether...