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N5E04 Assignment Hints Task 1 Section 1- analyse how the construction industry has developed through history in terms of structure, employees, contracted work and business ethos. This should highlight the links between the different professions involved in the industry and identify the types of contractual work tendered by companies. What is construction industry development? • Construction industry development is the deliberate and managed process to optimise the contribution of the construction industry in: meeting national construction demand; • promoting national social and economic development objectives; • promoting industry performance and competitiveness; and • providing improved value to clients. Analysis how it has developed through history in terms of structure, employees, contracted work and business ethos? Inefficient Procurement Procedures – problem identified: inefficient bid evaluation, inequitable tender documents and inequitable contract administration Construction industry developing good practices: prequalification Inefficient Bid Evaluation Practices – problem identified: only lowest-bidder without investigating whether the bid is “workable”, capacity in terms of experience and resources to carry out the contract Construction industry developing good practices: bid evaluation procedures, price to quality assessment ratio 60:40, past project performance, relevant track record, project-specific requirement Inefficient Contracts Practices – problem identified: no good forms of contract to protect right and obligation of parties Construction industry developing good practices: standardized contract documents, cost of delayed payment born by employer, assuring the payment chain Human Resources – problems identified: a shortage of professional and adequately skilled personnel at all levels of management and field operations amongst clients, contractors and consultants Construction industry developing good practices: Institutional support, continued professional development, profession organization development
2 HNC/HND Construction and the Built Environment

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