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Collaborative Procurement Guidance for Building Safety

On-Pole Limited in conjunction with by Professor David Mosey of King’s College London Centre of Construction Law has prepared collaborative procurement guidance to support building safety.

The guidance has been sponsored by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities and the Procurement Advisory Group. 

The guidance is designed to support:

  • Public and private sector clients and their advisers when implementing collaborative processes, relationships and systems in their procurement strategies, procedures and contracts for projects in-scope and at each ‘gateway’ point under the Bill

  • The parties identified in the Bill comprising ‘dutyholders’ during design and construction, when using collaborative processes, relationships and systems to inform, support and integrate the design, construction, supply and operation of an inscope project and when implementing risk management so as to prioritise safety and quality issues and the needs of residents

  • The Building Safety Regulator when establishing how the industry moves to safer practices across the lifecycle of buildings inscope of the new regulatory regime.

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The 'Secret Sauce' of Performance Improvement

It's often said that people are your most important asset. We broadly agree with that but with a purposeful 'twist'.

As Jim Collins says in his book, "Good to Great", we argue that the right people are your most important asset.

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Formula for Success

Ever wondered what elite team performance actually looks like?

Well, look no further than Red Bull Racing’s repair of Max Verstappen’s car at the 2020 Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-HpHDpeF8E).

The team completed the repair in under 18 minutes (which would normally have taken well over an hour), with thirty seconds to spare before they were required to leave the grid. The car not only lasted the entire race, but Max went on to finish in 2nd place. A truly staggering achievement.

So how did they do it? Well, here’s our take.

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Avoid Sitting in the Cheap Seats

If your organisation defaults to a blame culture in times of stress or uncertainty, find out how to avoid the costly disruption of sitting in the cheap seats.