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Contract management

Large construction projects are characterised by complex contract forms. However, an appropriate form of contract is no guarantee of success. Good contract management is necessary to ensure compliance with performance and payments during the contract period. Van den Berg Bouwkundigen advises on the design of the contractual management or takes the complete contract management out of your hands on the basis of system-oriented contract control from the Building Information Model (BIM).

Integrated contracts

Integrated contracts, often based on the UAV-GC, are becoming more and more prevalent. They are essential for managing the growing complexity in the construction industry. In particular by integrating construction phases in the contract, such as in a Design & Build contract, in which the contractor is responsible for both the design and construction of the building. In a DBFMO (Design, Build, Finance, Maintain & Operate) contract, financing and maintenance are also the contractor's responsibility.

In the composition of integrated contract formats, we support clients in converting their wishes into the demand specifications. In this way we make it clear to the executing parties which requirements the building object must meet. We use validation and verification checks to test the object to be built against the intended quality and the desired goal, which reduces failure costs. For the execution of these validation and verification checks we use Relatics. Demands from the request specification are reflected against the performance requirements included in the data in the models.

System-oriented contract management

The increase in integrated contract formats has also widened the distance between the client and the contractor during the design and construction phases. By means of system-oriented contract management, we help to bridge that distance. By means of systems engineering, the total project is divided into smaller, manageable components - the specific spaces of a building - and the related requirements. This creates more control over the specific activities and their quality.