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ABOUT ME

Michael Puttick BSc Hons FCIOB

 

 

I am a highly motivated construction professional with a wealth of experience and a strong ethical background.

 

I spent 23 years with the Try organisation helping the company to grow from a family business to a PLC and ultimately the Galliford Try Group.  Having joined as a Contracts Manager, I was appointed a Construction Director at the age of 34 and rose to the role of Deputy Managing Director.

 

In 2001, l had the opportunity to join Kingerlee Ltd, a fifth generation family business as Managing Director. The brief was to help and guide the company to grow from a local Oxford builder into a recognised regional construction business operating within a 75 mile radius of Oxford.  I’ve had the privilege of helping the company to achieve this goal over the last 17 years.

I have now stepped down from Kingerlee to form my own Consultancy.

During my career in main stream construction, I have become struck on many occasions by the lack of focus in making the whole process a more collaborative and efficient experience for clients.  

 

For that reason, I have decided to form an independent client advisory and support consultancy.

The following proposals are not exhaustive but examples of how a project could be delivered in a more effective way to eliminate  a ‘them and us’ attitude with each member of the team acting with integrity in the clients best interests:

  • From the earliest stages identifying a clearly defined brief that describes precisely what the client wants and needs.

  • Assisting in selecting a design, cost management, project management and construction team, who are committed to working in a totally collaborative way.

  • Ensuring that the budgets are realistic in the current market conditions.  

  • Introducing value engineering in a timely way to give the client options as early as possible.

  • Questioning design detailing to ensure that the building will perform in line with client expectations.

  • Ensuring that the appropriate quality and capacity of the supply chain are being considered.

  • Involving specialists at an early stage to ensure that there is a fully integrated design that can be built economically in a realistic time frame.

  • Establishing demonstrable and realistic programmes for the works.

In summary, my aim in advising and mentoring is to engender a no blame culture to avoid costly disputes and to help clients meet their aspirations through the whole process.