An example of ECI being used on a major project is High Speed Two (HS2), where it encouraged ‘improved team working, innovation and planning to deliver value for money, involving an integrated contractor and design team, appointed under an incentivised, two-stage contract’.
This contributes towards the development of a succinct and well thought out construction programme, improved management of project risks and a well considered approach to health and safety issues.
The sooner Cooks are involved in a project, the higher the chance of the client realising those benefits of ECI. Cooks will contribute during the design process, advising on the build-ability and sequencing of the project with potential for greater innovation.
Who has the greatest knowledge of the true cost of a construction project? The answer is the contractor. Cooks carry out risk and opportunity management plans on all of our tenders. This same approach can be passed through into our consultancy service, where we are involved in ECI.
Working through the project with the client, or clients appointed consultant, to provide highly accurate programme, cost and risk allocation services. Cooks have a proven track record of innovation and with that comes the following; cost savings, improved conditions for health and safety and improved outputs, meaning a reduced construction duration.