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Brett-Jones, A T (1983) Barchester low-rise: a case study of a management contract for remedial work to a large housing scheme. Construction Management and Economics, 1(02), 91-117.
- Type: Journal Article
- Keywords: housing; management contracting; repair
- ISBN/ISSN: 0144-6193
- URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/01446198300000009
A case study of substantial work to 580 dwellings was undertaken. Certain provisions and consequences had to be taken into account. These included: uncertainty of the extent of the defects, it was essential to remedy with tenants in occupation; a pilot contract approach taking 37 dwellings of different types and situations in order to identify the extent of defects; test buildability of design solution; monitoring of costs; refining design accordingly; monitoring costs to establish productivity on a full production run; the need for a management contract to ensure that the objectives of the pilot project were carried out; selection of a management contractor in competition; preparation of tender documents; evaluation of contractor’s submissions; appointment of a management contractor; monitoring the pilot contract; measuring performance arising from revisions to design and familiarity with the work; innovative use of temporary shelters over dwellings; feasibility studies on optimum annual spend on the main contract; negotiation of main contract on a management basis; main contract documentation; post-contract cost control against target and in relation to resources used; review meetings; risk analysis.