Building Services Procuremen

The procurement of complex and highly serviced hospital buildings is always fraught withexpensive and complex problems of inadequate coordination of building services and hospital engineering services. These problems are detrimental to the success of any hospital projects,and must be resolved by professional project management from design to construction.

“Complete” design cannot completely solve poor coordination problems. Issues relating to the multi-head client, conditions of engagement of designers and contractors, division of design responsibilities, allocation of risks and early incorporation of specialist services contractors should all be considered. It is vital that building services design and installation are adequately managed throughout both design and construction stages, and that if this is done,
significant improvements in project performance will be realized. A chosen procurement system can affect the complex coordination process, and non-traditional procurement method will improve the chance for project success.