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Description - Buildings That Work for Your Business by

Property decisions are business-critical. The right buildings can increase productivity and morale, while improving your company's standing among customers and suppliers. For many companies, building from scratch is the only way to get what they need. Construction projects, however, are notoriously complex and unpredictable. If they are poorly managed, they can easily result in huge delays and cost over-runs. Involving many interested parties - clients, architects, engineers, consultants, builders and their suppliers - they can be fraught with conflicts. And the cost of project failure can be high, often ending in courtroom battles and deflated share values. "Buildings That Work for Your Business" explains how to minimise the risks and maximise the rewards of new-build projects. Written by experts in the field, it includes advice to directors on: setting objectives and thorough planning; balancing the critical success factors - cost, time and quality; commissioning professional advisers and contractors; and, managing the project - and resolving disputes.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781901580679
ISBN-10: 1901580679
Format: Paperback
(211mm x 150mm x 5mm)
Pages: 72
Imprint: Director Publications Ltd
Publisher: Director Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography -

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is a non party-political business organisation founded by Royal Charter in 1903, currently with around 55,000 members. The IoD is dedicated to providing directors with the information and advice they require to help their business succeed. The IoD produces a number of successful titles, including The Director's Handbook and The Effective Director (both Kogan Page).