Client Adviser

Being an effective client for construction projects is not easy. Experienced clients get far better results for less money than do inexperienced ones. Few organisations now carry in-house architects and many prefer to buy design services through a contractor as an integrated team. The independent RIBA Client Adviser service was created to fill the front-end void in "design thinking". The adviser helps the client to define the business case for a project, test feasibility, create the outline brief and choose the way to procure the work and the team to do it. These are Stages 0 and 1 of the 2013 RIBA Plan of Work.

Clients have more opportunity now to obtain best value with the power of BIM (Building Information Modelling) on their side. It helps clients to reduce risk, get more initial value and enhance asset management over the life cycle of the building. Richard has published a book about this, BIM for Construction Clients.

Value derived from the use of a building can be thousands of times the cost of front-end advice to set up the project properly. Richard acts personally to support clients. His particular foci are to define value for project stakeholders and to harness the collaborative energy of the team, using the power of BIM

Read ‘The Well-Advised Client’ and ‘Growth through BIM

Contact Richard for more information or to discuss your needs

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