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A simple guide to building (SP153)

If you are planning to build - an extension to your office or factory, or a new facility - and you want to get the best out of your advisers and builders, then this guide is for you. It is aimed specifically at the occasional client and one not too familiar with the modern construction industry. Any building work is a team effort between you (the client), your designer and your builder. To get the best out, you need to ask the right questions, understand the answers and also do your bit to make everything go smoothly. This book will guide you through your role as client, how to select your designer and builder and give you practical advice along the way. It will also give you further sources of information and guidance. In particular, more detailed guidance can be found in CIRIA report SP113, Planning to build? A practical introduction to the construction process.

Key words: procurement, construction management, refurbishment.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-803-3
Author: CIRIA
Number of pages: 34 (paperback)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: February 2002