Top Ten Tips Constructing Schools Online Seminar 10 Dec08 Building Online

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Top Ten Tips Constructing Schools Online Seminar 10 Dec08 Building Online

  1. 1. Education now Constructing Schools: Management Top ten tips from experience as a Project Manager and CABE Enabler Clive Birch, Director Buro Four Wed 10 December 2008 Buro Four
  2. 2. top ten tips – no. 1 St Matthew Academy, Lewisham
  3. 3. top ten tips – no. 1 St Matthew Academy, Lewisham <ul><li>Visit some schools with the architect and services engineer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>share a common language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>understand the design before the drawings arrive </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. top ten tips – no. 2 Folkestone Academy, Kent
  5. 5. top ten tips – no. 2 Folkestone Academy, Kent <ul><li>Understand what design and construction ingredients make a really good school </li></ul><ul><ul><li>concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>materials </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. top ten tips – no. 3 Chafford Hundred School, Thurrock
  7. 7. top ten tips – no. 3 Chafford Hundred School, Thurrock <ul><li>Make sure the design and the budget are compatible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>don’t take the ‘delight’ out of the building by ‘dumbing down’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>good value engineering preserves ‘delight’ as an essential </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>no chance to put it back later </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. top ten tips – no. 4 Bradford Academy
  9. 9. top ten tips – no. 4 <ul><li>4. Really engage with your supply chain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>collectively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>at the right time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developing real partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sharing risk and reward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not building contingency on contingency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developing component solutions and details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>to save time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>more appropriate to the user </li></ul></ul></ul>Bradford Academy
  10. 10. top ten tips – no. 5 Leigh Academy, Kent
  11. 11. top ten tips – no. 5 Leigh Academy, Kent <ul><li>Make programme time and contingency available for operational changes – they will almost certainly occur </li></ul><ul><ul><li>initiate ‘day in the life’ tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>talk to a team that may have built a similar school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>find out where the traps might be </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. top ten tips – no. 6 Parliament Hill School, Camden
  13. 13. top ten tips – no. 6 Parliament Hill School, Camden <ul><li>6. Build a typical teaching area early in the programme for trialling </li></ul><ul><ul><li>on site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>in the old buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>somewhere else </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>trial with pupils and staff </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. top ten tips – no. 7 John Madejski Academy, Reading
  15. 15. top ten tips – no. 7 <ul><li>Don’t present a fait accompli programme to the project manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open minded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>collaborative approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>could be better for everyone </li></ul></ul>John Madejski Academy, Reading
  16. 16. top ten tips – no. 8 Peacehaven Community School
  17. 17. top ten tips – no. 8 Peacehaven Community School <ul><li>8. Find a better solution to remedying snags and defects – it will improve your profit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>going back into an operational school is at least twice as expensive as you might believe </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. top ten tips – no. 9 Chafford Hundred School, Thurrock
  19. 19. top ten tips – no. 9 Chafford Hundred School, Thurrock 9. Leave a legacy that you are personally proud of
  20. 20. top ten tips – no. 10 Leigh Academy, Kent
  21. 21. top ten tips – no. 10 Leigh Academy, Kent <ul><li>Good buildings can encourage good behaviour and outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>personal behaviour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>skills, knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>qualifications </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. top ten tips – no. 11 Peacehaven Community School John Madejski Academy, Reading
  23. 23. top ten tips – no. 11 Peacehaven Community School <ul><li>Remember </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration + Cooperation + Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>Client satisfaction + Improvement + Profit </li></ul>John Madejski Academy, Reading
  24. 24. Thank you for listening project managers and consultants Clive Birch Director [email_address] London Office: 300 St. John Street London EC1V 4PP t. 020 7833 8663 f. 020 7833 8560 also in manchester, birmingham and leeds www.burofour.co.uk

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