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.