Preparation and Brief

The preparation and briefing stage for a new built environment project can be complex, from identifying processes for decision making to considering quality and sustainability requirements, and managing multiple stakeholders.

We understand the challenges you face, including:

  • Inadequate involvement of all the relevant parties
  • Insufficient time allocated to project definition
  • Not enough consideration of the owner perspectives by the project team
  • Poor communication among the parties
  • Unsatisfactory management of changes in project requirements

These management issues often result in the misrepresentation of collective project needs and values, group indecision, and lost opportunities to innovate and create value for your facility owners and project stakeholders.

Communication is key

For effective project planning, dialogue is the critical medium through which stakeholders express needs, desires, wants and intentions, and also reveal differences and conflicts of interest. Good communication and an adaptive approach can lead to shared understanding and purpose, more innovative thinking and solutions to satisfy each party.


We can help with your challenges

Since 1901, we have been working with companies right across the supply chain, so we understand the challenges you face. We can help you to build organizational resilience, to help you succeed in the long-term, reduce risks and be adaptable to change.

Our clients tell us that our services enable them to improve their products and services, increase their competitive edge, reduce the likelihood of mistakes, and manage their risk.

Working with us provides a business tool which inspires trust.


Our solutions

Specific project requirements can identify the need for standards to be implemented. Our knowledge solutions, training, certification and software can help you to adopt formal frameworks such as environmental, health and safety and quality requirements.

If potential risks or commercial opportunities are identified and no standards exist, we help companies develop Publically Available Specifications (PAS’s) in order to work with regulators, set an agreed level of good practice or quality or establish trust in an innovative product or service.

“It has been an honour and pleasure to be involved with BSI and PAS 128. This document is the first dedicated UK specification for the detection of underground utilities and the first to set out accuracy levels to assess the quality criteria of any detected underground utility. The aim of this specification is to raise standards within the utility survey industry, clearly define accuracy and explain to clients the processes involved.”

John Robinson, Managing Director, Subscan Technology LTD

Standards for Construction and Built Environment

Training for Construction and Built Environment

Assessment for Construction and Built Environment

Business Improvement Software for Construction and Built Environment