Stakeholder - Gateley Vinden
Gateley Vinden carries out a number of key services for the construction industry. These include:
- Project Management
- Construction Management
- Building Surveying
- Dispute Management
- Expert Witness
- Insurance Services
- Commercial Client Services
- CDM Co-ordination
- Principle Designer
- Sustainability Services
- Social Housing Services
- Specialist Services
Gateley Vinden understands the need for the complete running of a construction project. With this in mind the company can act as project manager, programming, co-ordinating, directing and controlling the activities of the team and contractors appointed to the development. This ensures that a specific project criteria can be met and that standards and quality are achieved.
Gateley Vinden will work with clients at all stages of a project and monitor the ongoing construction project through to completion. Pre-construction project management services can be offered at the planning stage to help a project run smoothly. This ensures that time constraints are identified, understood and categorised in order of importance. Doing this at the planning stage allows them to be adhered to through the construction project as a sequence of programme can be set out from the start.
Services such as accurate cost advice and value engineering, procurement arrangements, client protection measures and contractual arrangements can be offered through Gateley Vinden's construction management package.
Clients can be offered support on costs relating to a project, including alternative designs, or specialist solutions to enhance the project. Beginning at the very first stages this process carries on throughout the design process up until the final issue of construction drawings.
Following the design process Gateley Vinden can then advise on the methods of procuring a contractor for a project, determining the order of priorities from the project.
The company can also offer protection measures for its clients, aiding them with insurance, bonds, warranty arrangements and other legal requirements so they are protected throughout the project.
Help can also be given to clients to find which form of contract is best suited to their project, draft the most appropriate form of contract to suit the specific needs of the client and then help select contractors to undertake the construction of the project based on costs, partnership arrangements and reputation for reliability and quality.
There may be disputes between client and contractor or other organisations with regard to a project and this can sometimes be settled with negotiation but when negotiation fails it may need to be referred to arbitration or even the courts.
In these circumstances Gateley Vinden can help its client with the appointment of a suitably experienced solicitor to deal with the care and conduct of the arbitration or will work with the clients existing legal team. The company will maintain an involvement in a case, and act as case manager.
If, in the unfortunately situation, negotiations fail, it may become necessary to have the dispute decided by the courts. Should that eventuality arise a firm of solicitors will be recommended and counsel to act on the behalf of a client, or work with the existing legal team throughout the proceedings.