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TOMEI and MACKLEY, ARCHITECTS





















PROJECT MANAGEMENT
 

As projects have expanded in size and complexity, the need to proceed in a regulated and progressive sequence using a set of project controlled management techniques and disciplines is essential to success. Projects that are not controlled using strong management and leadership quickly degenerate into escalated cost, compounded by delays, poor quality and failed functional and compliance requirements.

The success of any given project will ultimately depend upon:-

  • Accurately establishing and maintaining the clients brief in terms of performance, time and cost
  • Ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly defined and understood for each member of the project team
  • Each team member having the required chemistry to gel together as one successful team

 

Each project will have a single person to act as liaison with the Client, acting on behalf of the team. Depending on the type of the project, this person may come from any member of the Professional Team but will always be at Partner or Director level. The team then works with the Client and within itself as a partnership of firms with a definition of tasks and responsibilities all directing the many and varied talents towards a common goal.

Working closely with the Spokesman is the senior management of each firm on the team. For each project, each consultant firm works under the leadership of a partner/director and a senior associate of that firm. These people, along with the Spokesman, are responsible for the overall administration and control of the project from it's inception to its completion. Other staff members will change through the life of the job as the work stage progress, but the senior administrative staff must stay with each job to ensure continuity and adherence to the goals of the project. 

 
MASTER PLANNING
 

The wide range of experience the practice has achieved over the years has enabled us to use our developed expertise to give Clients an insight into the development potential of their land holdings. We have then worked closely with the Clients to enable the maximum development potential to be realised. These include the basic considerations of siting, massing, parking, circulation patterns and expansion implications. We also liaise closely with the appropriate authorities.

 

The planning process should enable the principal concept to be discussed to ensure that the project is legal, safe, feasible and constructible. The conceptual development stage requires an intense and detailed evaluation of construction systems and methods. Definite judgments made at this stage can avoid costly changes in the project programme.

 

Conceptually, strategic planning involves appraising the current situation; defining a vision for the future; charting a path towards these goals; and setting the plan in motion. This ongoing exercise helps solve problems in both the design and delivery processes. It helps improve profitability. Strategic planning is a very clear and precise method to visualise and define success and then to systematically remove obstacles to reaching that goal.