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21st Century Construction Toolkit

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 The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

High speed rail, wind farms, state of the art arenas, gleaming skyscrapers. The built environment is being transformed and regenerated like never before. And the construction industry is modernising, too more efficient, more collaborative, more long-termist. This 21st Century Construction Toolkit highlights best practice ideas and cutting edge solutions to improve and maximise your procurement processes and strategy.

 Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.

Michael Jordan

Collaborative Working
Experienced participants on large or repeat projects understand the productivity gains from forming trusted and cooperative relationships. Frameworks, partnering and alliancing arrangements can help avoid disputes, foster innovation and streamline negotiations.

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Francis Ho
Head of Construction +44 20 7067 3505 francis.ho@olswang.com

 What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
Pearl Bailey

Third Party Rights

Collateral warranties have traditionally offered security for third parties. Now legislation provides project participants with the same protection but without the time, cost or paperwork. Used intelligently, third party rights reduce the administrative burdens associated with major commercial projects.

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Kathryn Noble
Associate +44 20 7067 3343 kathryn.noble@olswang.com

Sustainable development can lead to reduced construction and operating costs and greater customer and worker satisfaction. Lawyers help navigate the myriad of evolving standards including BREEAM, LEED, planning and greentech, while simultaneously aligning sustainability with clients wider strategic goals.

 The future will be green, or not at all.

Sir Jonathon Porritt

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Kate Wansbrough-Jones
Senior Associate +44 20 7067 3773 kate.wansbrough-jones@olswang.com

Procurement Strategy
 If you dont know where you are going, youll end up someplace else.
Yogi Berra

Two stages or just one, design-build or traditional, funding through equity or debt. The methods by which services and works are acquired and suppliers chosen play a key role in a projects success. Good procurement strategy involves an effective appraisal of options but should bring rewards in increased value and risk reduction.

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Peter Clyde
Associate +44 20 7067 3916 peter.clyde@olswang.com

 War is what happens when language fails.

Margaret Atwood

Early Dispute Resolution

Construction disputes neednt be inevitable. Good administration and project management can nip problems in the bud. But should the worst come to the worst, lawyers can assist with interpretation, expert determination, dispute resolution boards and negotiation strategies to see that projects stay on track and on budget.

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Andrew Aglionby
Partner +44 20 7067 3479 andrew.aglionby@olswang.com

 The design of each element should be thought out in order to be easy to make and easy to repair.
Leo Fender

Building Information Modelling

BIM helps build a virtual model of a project. With the right processes in place, its a valuable tool for collaboration and efficiency in design, construction and maintenance from concept and completion to the end of a facilitys life.

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Sarah Rock
Associate +44 20 7067 3898 sarah.rock@olswang.com

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Morwenna Fisher
Business Development Manager +44 20 7067 3563 morwenna.fisher@olswang.com

If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.
Abraham Maslow