"BUILDING KNOWLEDGE provides the appropriate balance between management consulting and technical construction skills to give you the optimum solution"
BUILDING KNOWLEDGE™ works as an advisor to professional firms and government bodies in the construction sector, helping them scope and solve procedural and technical problems for themselves. Working with selected people from your firm, we help:
"Being a good human being is good business.” — Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur and writer"
Develop solutions (i.e. what you want to do), provoke new thinking (i.e. what might you do);
explore hidden assumptions (i.e. what might be obstructing you from reaching your goals);
create realistic scenarios and generate genuine, achievable new options (i.e. what is possible, rather than simply a "wish list" of "goals");
Pros and Cons
explore the relative pros and cons, risks and costs of addressing them (i.e. choosing what is most desirable and appropriate for your business), and then;
Create workable action plans for achieving your chosen solutions.
Our ethos of seeking, creating and sharing knowledge is reflected in what we do
After more than 20 years experience across the construction sector, we realise that firms usually do know what to do, why they should do it and have strategic plans already articulated for what they want their organization to be good at. However, in our experience the difficulty lies in just "how" to do it.
The biggest challenges in delivering the "how" (and a major part of BUILDING KNOWLEDGE™ work) lies in promoting agreement throughout your organisation for the proposals. This often requires prior investigation of whether or not there is sufficient understanding and committment within the various parts of your organisation to undertake the actions that will create a successful outcome.
We can use our industry contacts and alliances to recommend the best and most appropriate partners and solutions for individual client challenges. We have a network of professionally qualified associates, in areas such as financial accounting and IT who we can bring to bear on your projects. We guarantee, however that our status as an independent and trusted advisor will never be compromised by pressuring you to buy proprietary products or additional services.
Code of Practice
In our work BUILDING KNOWLEDGE™ adheres to the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Management Consultants, Australia or the Code of Ethics of the Institute of Engineers, Australia, as appropriate.
We give an unconditional client satisfaction guarantee: If when the work is done, you do not feel BUILDING KNOWLEDGE™ has delivered the full value agreed in our contract of engagement, then we sit down together and review what was actually achieved against the contract and you decide how much our contribution was worth and how much you should pay.
BUILDING KNOWLEDGE™ practices total client confidentiality. We never disclose the names of clients we have worked for, or the specific detail of the work we have done with them, without their express, prior permission.