Manufacturing and service industries have significantly improved their levels of productivity, quality, and profitability over the past 30 years, whereas in the construction industry similar levels of improvement have been impossible to achieve. Numerous reports have identified fragmentation of the industry s management structures and processes as the underlying cause of the waste and inefficiencies that keep costs high and margins low. Integrated Design and Construction is an integrated yet competitive form of procurement, design and project delivery based on the principle of purchasing any other high value warranted manufactured product. Such an approach would make the construction process more like other manufacturing industries, allowing contractors to make similar improvements to those already seen in other manufacturing industries. Designed for use by experienced construction professionals, familiar and proficient with traditional design and construction system best practice, this Code of Practice provides both client and constructor with the necessary information to adopt this approach to create well-designed and well-constructed products, fully meeting client needs.
COLIN HARDING was Director of the construction group George & Harding for 50 years, developing the companies into one of the UK s most innovative and respected medium-sized construction groups, specialising in Design and Construct systems. He led the development and implementation of the National Schedule of Rates, the BEC Guarantee Scheme, the Chartered Building Company Scheme and the Considerate Constructors Scheme and was one of the founding members of the Society of Construction Law. He was President of the Chartered Institute of Building in 1994 1995 and a columnist for Building Magazine for 25 years.
Foreword vii Acknowledgments ix Glossary of terms and acronyms xi Introduction xiii Background xv 1 IDCsr principles and process 1 1.1 The principles and process of single responsibility integrated design and construction (Figure 1) 1 2 The IDCsr constructor legal entity structures 7 2.1 IDCsr constructor team structure 7 2.2 The IDCsr constructor project management team 7 2.3 IDCC consortia approach 10 2.4 IDCsr constructor team roles responsibilities and skills 10 3 IDCsr client team structures, responsibilities and skills 19 3.1 Structure 19 3.2 Client team roles, responsibilities and skills within the IDCsr process 20 4 IDCsr project insurance conditions 27 5 IDCsr project payment system 29 5.1 Project bank accounts 30 6 IDCsr model sale agreement model terms and conditions 31 7 IDCsr information and communication technology (ICT) 41 7.1 Project management ICT 42 7.2 Summary of other ICT tools available for IDCsr practitioners 44 8 Stage 1 inception 45 8.1 Client team set-up, client need, business case/feasibility and client brief preparation 45 9 Stage 2 selection 59 9.1 IDCC competitive bid process, IDCC concept, client evaluation and commitment 59 10 Stage 3 delivery 67 10.1 IDCC design and construction 67