Project Management

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ARL Consulting are extremely experienced in all aspects of project and contract management.

The process generally begins by agreeing the preferred method of procurement with our client. For example: Will it be Design and Build Fixed Price contract or more of a partnering Open Book type contract? Each procurement method has distinct advantages and we will advise our clients on the benefits of each based on their project needs.

Having established the preferred approach, the proposed contract will be detailed within the tender package, at this stage it is essential any factors that may influence the contractor's offer are clearly specified. For example:

  • Payment terms (eg stage payments, retentions, performance bonds etc)
  • Liquidated Damages
  • Details of Construction Completion and Take Over
  • Performance Tests
ARL Consulting can offer advice on all of the industry standard model forms of contract, including:

  • IChemE (Red Book, Yellow Book, Burgundy Book)
  • MF1
  • NEC
Our support can include acting as Project Manager (as defined within the agreed contract terms) and providing site based staff as required.

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For further advice relating to procurement methods, preparation of specification and contract preparation, please use the "contact us" form or call 01244 344233.

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Project Management FAQ's

ARL frequently act as chair for HAZOP groups, as contributors of technical input and for our own or third party designs and projects. It is also important to highlight Health and Safety and COSHH regulations require substantial input at the design stage.

We are also experienced at undertaking Hazardous Area classification and zoning studies according to the national area classification code BS5345 (subsequently amended to EN6001).

 There are a number of proprietary model forms of contract available, such as those published by IChemE, MF1 and ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) the advantage of these contracts is that they allow for the normal key events within a contract, such as: Construction Completion, Take Over and Performance Tests.

These agreements are becoming more common in contracting, as they  allow all interested parties (typically the client, contractor and consulting engineer) to work together to complete the contract within the predicted or 'target' cost. Savings on projects are shared according to who is also accepting the greater risk.

"Partnering" or "Open Book Accounting" help to avoid what might be termed an 'adversarial' approach to contracting. There are model forms of contract agreements geared towards this type of approach (such as the IChemE Green Book) which guide all parties through each stage as necessary.