Capital expenditure in education is subject to detailed business planning to assess the sustainable value of solutions in whole life terms, as well as the quality of environment being created for students.
Such an approach creates challenging budgets and a business-driven approach to projects, which in turn impacts the way that contractors seek to determine their own budgets.
Projects in the industry also often take place within a live environment, which places even greater pressures on contractors and their ability to deliver to a strict programme.
Robust internal management procedures are therefore necessary to guarantee on time delivery and concurrently achieve a satisfactory financial return.
This requirement impacts the contractors ability to claim when the expected on-site situation does not take place as planned.
The need to maintain accurate records and an acute awareness of the need to meet contractual notice requirements is the mainstay of any effective claim.