Delivery Strategies & Procurement Planning
Many projects fail to deliver on Owners’ expectations due to a failure to align all parties to the construction process on a common understanding of what constitutes a successful project outcome. Without such alignment the parties will naturally seek to maximise value for their own stakeholders, which can result in a zero sum game where there can only be one winner. This situation is often exacerbated by the use of contractual structures that inhibit collaboration and promote adversarial behaviours.
LCA can help Owners avoid Zero Sum games by helping owners define value and chose contract structures and project partners that will ensure that this value is realised.
It is important that the choosing of project partners and signing of contracts is not the end of any value realisation strategy. To ensure a successful project outcome it is advisable not to simply ‘set and forget’. Just like a marriage, the relationship between project stakeholders needs constant work to ensure best for project outcomes when, as is inevitable, issues arise.
LCA can devise and implement strategies to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships to optimise project outcomes.