By Jack Masterman
This transparent, well-researched advisor should be useful to scholars and training development pros alike as they paintings with a number of construction procurement structures to decide on the process such a lot fitted to their wishes.
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4 illustrates the comparison between the times achieved by the various listed procurement methods during the pre-construction stage of the projects surveyed in the 1983 NEDO Report Faster Building for Industry . 4 Pre-construction times Source: NEDO 1983  over-lapping design and construction when using other non-conventional systems and the report therefore concluded that: the use of non-traditional routes tends to produce overall project times shorter than those produced by traditional routes.
The main disadvantages of the system have already been highlighted but Barnes  maintains that the conventional procurement method does not motivate the client to make his decisions as firmly, or as early, as he should or induce designers and contractors to pay enough attention to saving and controlling cost, or time, and improving building quality. It is also the case that the designers of the project often have no direct experience of managing construction work and the contractor is unable to contribute to the design of the project until too late.
The sequential characteristic of the system reduces the ability to deal with any unexpected delays other than during the construction period. Overcoming such delays during this phase of the project is not easily achieved even if the cost of the necessary acceleration can be accommodated within the financial budget for the scheme and it is essential that, apart from the pre-planning of the project that has been previously identified, the project team closely monitor the contractor’s progress so that any areas of possible delay can be detected THE CONVENTIONAL METHOD 35 sufficiently early to enable remedial action to be taken and practical completion achieved in accordance with the client’s requirements.
An Introduction to Building Procurement Systems by Jack Masterman