We think each product is unique.
Here at Julian Church and Associates, we use conscious decisions when it comes to a build or a project. This in itself makes the project unique, incorporating its own personality and special characteristics.
Every building and the communities surrounding the building, has a hidden potential that, once unlocked, can go on to create a legacy of unity and build long-lasting connections within the communities for generations of the future.
What we think is best for the client is that we can actually analyse those characteristics and requirements. We can analyse what that means for the product & the client.
That dictates how we actually go about the job.
It’s not cookie-cutter. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach.
It is made to the job specifics of what we are looking to do for the client.
I had a conversation last week with someone who had been my level, my superior, an outside consultant.
We were talking about procurement options and what is best for this job that we had looked at.
We determined that we were better off with a bill of quantities, which is a cost document, a detailed statement of work, prices, dimensions, and other details, for the erection of a building by contract. I felt that the client should bear some of the risk on the job in terms of quantities and costs.
The outside consultant had an alternative view that maybe that was best to pass all the risk over to the contractor. By doing that, I felt that we were not actually getting the best value from the client, that what we need to do is actually consider the impact and the thoughts of our decisions, or thoughts behind our decisions, to actually get that best value.
It’s not always the lowest cost and it’s not always about the lowest risk. At Julian Church and Associates, we strive to work to ensure responsibility towards others. We know that budgets and spreadsheets can be intimidating and adding in time constraints, we need to ensure the client knows that we can see past these documents, that we will give the best value to the client and, in turn, get the best value from the client.
It is the most balanced process that we can get in order to provide the best outcome for all involved.