There is an increasingly wide range of building engineering services. When installed, these must sustain a specified internal environment and enable the building facilities to function safely, to the satisfaction of the Client, designers, insurers and the relevant authorities. Managing building services contractors can prove to be a minefield. The most successful jobs will always be those where building site managers have first built teams focused on tackling issues that might cause adversarial attitudese later on and jeopardize services. The author shows how a simple common management approach can improve site managers' competency in overseeing building services contractors, sub traders and specialists, and maximize the effectiveness of time spent on building services. The main advantages of the book: step by step guidance from pre-award to post-handover; emphasizes system based nature of building services contracts; covers risk management throughout the process. By providing an account of building services from the site management rather than the corporate viewpoint; this book breaks new ground.
It will be an invaluable aid to: those training to be site managers; those already running sites and seeking Continuing Professional Development; building contracts managers; services engineers working for contractors, architects, facilities managers and quantity surveyors.