Working as your advocate, within the constraints of the budget, managing and controlling suppliers, our project management services are designed to ensure you receive exactly what you intended, delivered on time and at the best value for money.
It is at this crucial stage that the success of the strategy is most at risk. It is vital all design guidelines and product specifications are followed correctly if the solution is to perform as intended.
Our specialist skills along with experience gained during the Wayfinding element of the project mean no one is better placed to plan and run the tendering and installation program.
As well as managing your external suppliers we will communicate with your staff and internal stakeholders to make sure that all in-house elements of the project, including revised letter templates, equipment, reprographics and training are co-ordinated and meet the deadline for delivery.
Purchasing the right materials ensures longevity and helps to avoid reasons for unnecessary and costly replacement. We will support you in identifying suitable products and produce a comprehensive and detailed tender specification for prospective installers.
We offer help and support with important decisions including materials options based on strict criteria, to include cost, aesthetics, flexibility, durability and on-going management and maintenance costs. By adopting this approach nothing will be left to chance and our clients receive exactly what they want, rather than being forced to accept their chosen supplier’s interpretation of it.
It is important that all aspects of the material specification are clearly identified prior to the tender release, so prospective suppliers are fully aware of exactly what is required of them down to the finest detail.
A clear specification will remove any opportunity for the kind of misunderstanding or misinterpretations known to compromise the end result. It will also provide the basis for all the quality control checks carried out during installation and allow the installer no room for compromise.
Once a preferred supplier has been nominated by the trust, Wayfinder Associates will contact them to complete the assessment. If necessary this will include a factory visit, where we will assess their capabilities to make sure they reflect those stated in their tender submission.
Prior to commencement of work on site the successful supplier will have a clear understanding of the attention to detail required so they will be no doubt as to the standard of work expected.
At the same time we will work with the supplier to make sure their on-site needs are met in the best way, so they can work as efficiently as possible.
Our experience helps us anticipate the unexpected so work on site can be carried out unhindered and if the unforeseen should arise, our experience will allow us to plot the most effective course around it.
Prior to manufacture, we will review all the design proofs to make sure the design, layout, format and construction of all the signs is exactly to specification, so there can be no dispute.
However, as wayfinders, we know how placing a sign in a slightly different location to where it is intended can send out a completely different message and this must be avoided.
Prior to the commencement of work on site, we will be on hand to identify the exact location, position and orientation of every sign on site, so there can be no doubt.
As project managers we will be on site to check the quality and method of installation and to pass all signs and methods of fixing before they can be accepted. Our presence will serve to ensure without exception that all work is carried out to the highest standard and fully to the agreed specification, ensuring the best possible outcome.
There are many important factors to consider before a decision is made. As wayfinding consultants, we are here to help you with that decision and advise you on the direction to take for the greatest benefit.