- 14 Jun 2016
- 1 CPD points
- Live Event
Fieldfisher - London
2 Swan Lane
Fieldfisher and alinea continue their collaboration on procurement thought-leadership by asking the question: who killed the construction manager? From 8.30am on 14 June at Fieldfisher’s offices overlooking the Thames, in front of 80-100 invited guests, a panel will present arguments for and against construction management as a procurement system. These protagonists represent a variety of perspectives: the client (James Pellatt, Great Portland Estates); the constructor (Andy Butler, Laing O’Rourke); the lawyer (Cecily Davis, Fieldfisher); the cost consultant (Steve Watts, alinea).
With the rise and rise of two-stage tendering in recent years, and focus on how best to deal with its inherent challenges, now seems an appropriate time to remember that seemingly forgotten approach, construction management, which was once seen as a cure for all the industry’s ills – through collaboration, transparency and efficiency. What happened to it? Was it really that good? Could it make a return? Is there a better way to buy construction?
What is bound to be a lively debate will be opened up to the floor for a wider range of opinions, with an ultimate attempt to answer that question: who did kill the construction manager? (and can he or she be revived?!).
This is a further attempt to promote debate and best practice in construction procurement. Last year, Fieldfisher and alinea, along with Buro Four, hosted The Big Debate, where 20 industry figures exchanged views over dinner, on some of most challenging issues, with subjects covering trust, risk, skills and over-trading among many others!
If you are interested in attending this event please email firstname.lastname@example.org