Every year, the UK construction industry loses up to £25 billion due to avoidable errors, including issues with the planning and design of major infrastructure projects. Poor definition of the scope, or project brief, is a key contributory factor and can lead to significant schedule delays and cost overruns. This adversely impacts clients and contractors alike and adds to pressure on margins.
A new whitepaper titled “Managing infrastructure risk: Five steps to a well-defined scope” from BSI, provides guidance around scope writing and managing contractual change.
We worked with industry experts and researched existing practices to identity key challenges, then considered how organizations can address these issues.
- Three underlying issues with scope development and the impacts on costs and programme timings
- Related standards and potential gaps to address
- Five ways that organizations to improve the scope and reduce risks.
This whitepaper is aimed at those involved in planning, designing and procuring for major infrastructure programmes. That includes the construction industry, infrastructure owners and operators, in particular people involved in in scope development such as procurement and commercial directors, project managers and project planners.