Commercial Management in Construction – A Guidance Note from RICS (Australia), authored by James Funge FRICS

Aston Consult’s Executive Director, James Funge is the proud author of the recently released Global Cost and Commercial Management in Construction Guidance Note published by the RICS.  Two years in the making, the Guidance Note is focused on the booming Infrastructure and Construction market in Australia. The Guidance Note outlines the role of commercial management within the Australian construction market, providing a framework of guidance covering the most common tasks that a commercial manager will (or should) perform on a construction project.  James is a professionally qualified Chartered Quantity Surveyor, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and an RICS accredited Adjudicator (NSW and QLD), with considerable experience gained in a wide variety of heavy civil engineering, mass transportation, infrastructure and building projects with Tier 1 Contractors, both in the United Kingdom, South East Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi and Dubai) and Australia (Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and various Regional Areas).


After working with Nick Curran (FRICS) who authored the original UK version of this document, we wanted to ensure that we updated the Guidance Note based on the nuances of the Australian market.  This included changes in terminology, for example, Quantity Surveyors are referred to as Contract Administrators in the majority of Tier 1 Contractors in Australia and New Zealand, so it was important that the Guidance Note was adapted appropriately.  We hope this Guidance Note provides our Members and potential Members with a solid base-line to refer to when discussing, promoting and implementing commercial management best practice in this region which appears to be a challenging area for many Contractors.” – James Funge Executive Director


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2018-09-21T05:41:53+00:00 September 21st, 2018|News|0 Comments