ConstructConstruction Manager

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Site-based integrated delivery

Why ask the construction market to buy your risk at a premium, when you could partner with tier-2 contractors, and design out the risk before you buy? This is our Construction Management approach.

We remove the barriers to problem solving through mutual trust and teamwork involving all parties to a project, commitment by the whole team to deliver the supporter’s key objectives and to search for the most effective solutions, not limited to only time and costs.

Our approach offers precise clarification of roles, responsibilities and risks and a simplified organisational structure with fewer levels of decision making, more certainty and increased flexibility in the delivery process.

We take responsible for overall delivery and remain part of our supporter’s core team at all times. Priority is to act in the interests of our supporter, achieving best possible performance from the whole team for optimum delivery and out-turn cost.

Our core offering is to provide integrated project co-ordination and construction management, undertaking the role of Principal Contractor.  We are responsible for the overall delivery (and can be incentivised as such) of the construction phase, supporter-facing and remaining part of our supporter’s team.

Our approach and attention to detail, professionalism and a pragmatic and straight forward approach to managing challenging tasks, offers our supporters an extension of their professional team, site-based and with major main contracting knowledge base and contacts.

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Construction Management | Optimum Flexibility

Financial control and project reporting is more trustworthy, with statements prepared by us, enabling clear forecasting and control of individual trade package budgets, committed costs, quality and programme compliance.

Design, procurement, construction and cost control becomes ‘one’ process as we undertake the roles of:

  • design manager
  • project administrator
  • contract administrator
  • cost manager and constructor; throughout the project

Reports are more informative, easy to understand and supporter oriented. Cost control exposes early trade package cost movements, enabling clear and focused decisions to be made at all times.

Significant overlap of design, tendering and construction periods allows considerable savings in time and cost. Change can be integrated and managed later into construction without undue penalty or delay.

Our Supporter’s retain risk but are better able to control and manage risks and their consequences through our Construction Management route.

Any savings made by the project team through managing risk are returned back to our Supporter’s contingency allowance or can be re-invested into the project to enhance for example, the specification.

Delivery | Integrated & Site-Based

We have a proven track record of combining and executing integrated management with delivery techniques, on large volume projects across the UK, within demanding environments for long term framework partners and supporters.

What sets us apart from many of our competitors are our F3GROUP development solution components at our disposal and understanding of high level reporting using KPI’s for performance delivery.

Our ability to fix costs does not end with our staff and fee, as our Construction Management model is always tailored to fit our supporter’s needs. For example:

  • The fee may be a fixed percentage of construction cost on a lump sum
  • Staff costs may be reimbursable or fixed for either part of the project life cycle or for the full term
  • Organisation costs (central preliminaries) may be in a reimbursable or fixed lump sum basis
  • All of which can add certainty to our supporter’s predictability of outturn cost

Alternatively, during the procurement stage of fixing the trade contract package costs, we may consider converting the Construction Management approach to a form of 2-stage appointment and consider delivering the project on a guaranteed not to exceed ‘fixed price’.

We increase the emphasis on high quality co-ordinated design, identifying all the trade specialists early, thereby eliminating hidden management and construction management discounting, characteristics of other forms of procurement.

F3CONSTRUCT is employed and acts as a consultant alongside the project team on a ‘fixed fee’ and therefore, able to act in our supporter’s best interests without the adverse influence of ‘profit’ motivation.

No main contractor means no contractors profit margin to protect. The process therefore becomes a collaborative non-confrontational process.

Our main role on managing site activities include:

  • The role of Principal Contractor.
  • Arranging for site accommodation, welfare facilities, fences, hoardings, roads and walkways, drainage, power and water supply.
  • Co-ordinating setting out.
  • Arranging labour for certain site activities (such as logistics and cleaning).
  • Managing site inspectors.
  • Co-ordinating the release of information.
  • Managing and co-ordinating trade contracts, including acting as contract administrator, carrying out or co-ordinating inspections, issuing instructions and certificates etc.
  • Co-ordinating the work of statutory undertakers.
  • Witnessing tests and co-ordinating commissioning.
  • Collating as-built information, building owner’s manual, building user’s handbook, project handbook, health and safety file, pre-construction information and construction phase plan.
  • Monitoring key performance indicators.
  • Chairing site progress meetings and preparing progress reports for our Supporters.

Featured Project

10 Albert Embankment, London

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The Fisheries Development, Hackney

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Hillsborough Castle

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The Team

Our people are creative, passionate and refuse to accept the limits of the industry.

  • Keith Taylor - F3 Group Board Member

    Keith Taylor

    Managing Director | Construct

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  • Martyn Angell - F3 Group Board Member

    Martyn Angell

    Account Director

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  • Rod Palmer - F3 Group Board Member

    Rod Palmer

    Project Director

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  • Bill Eastwood - F3 Group Board Member

    Bill Eastwood

    CDM-QSHE MANAGER

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  • Adrian Bates - F3 Group Board Member

    Adrian Bates

    Commercial Director | Construct

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  • Steve Hart - F3 Group Board Member

    Steve Hart

    Divisional Director

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  • John Macleod - F3 Group Board Member

    John Macleod

    Project Director

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