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Design Management and Procurement

Traditionally, the design manager role in a typical project lay with the architect. One of the tasks was to manage the information flow from all the consultants involved in a project. To ensure, for example that the information was of a high standard, that it was delivered on time to enable other tasks to be fulfilled and that it met the needs of the design, procurement and construction processes.

Today this critical role in the process has evolved from the traditional form of procurement and become much more robust. Today, an architect is just one part of the mix and professional contractor firms are involved in every aspect of the development process.

For example: -

  • design and construct;
  • managing contractor;
  • project management;
  • construction management; and
  • turnkey.

Most company involved in the construction process have in house skills that specialise in the procurement and construction process and can save a client many thousands of dollars. There are other positive outcomes; a high quality project, procurement efficiencies and savings, construction efficiencies and better time management of all contractors involved. It took time to develop the concept of the wheel; however we see the outcome of that design in many different walks of life. Each procurement method has its advantages and disadvantages. It all depends on the size and complexity of the project.

Should you have a construction project where you are unsure of the most appropriate procurement method, please call Trinity Madison on 02 9697 0544 or for an assessment.