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Early contractor involvement

The A500 project been dubbed the 'Stoke Pathfinder'. It is the Highways Agency's well publicised first foray into the use of early contractor involvement, or ECI (NCE 19 June 2003). Agency project leader Graham Dakin says that getting Nuttall involved in design and looking at buildability while the scheme was going through the statutory processes shaved approximately two years off the procurement process, and accordingly the project as a whole. Conventionally tenders for construction ...

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