Conversation Builds Understanding
A new series for all heritage professionals and practitioners in which invited guests discuss their professional experiences, providing interesting insights. This FREE series is hosted jointly by the NHIG and Icon Metals Group.
TENDERING is used for all kinds of contracts, but how appropriate is it where skilled craftspeople are involved? This discussion will investigate the pros and cons of the tendering process for highly skilled craftspeople from the perspective of both specifier and practitioner.
NHIG host, Ironwork designer and consultant Bethan Griffiths will be joined by Conservation Architect, Rhys Brookes, and Ironwork Conservator, Geoff Wallis. Their discussion will be based on answering delegate questions, but will encompass:
· How the modern tendering process is geared up for products not skills
· How both parties can help eliminate technical errors
· Approaching the 2” thick contract when only one page relates to the actual work
· The contract as a ‘meeting of minds’, a foundation for long term working relationships
Although this talk will focus on ironwork conservation, the same issues relate to other crafts, so everyone is welcome. Please come along and join in the conversation – questions welcome from all comers involved in built heritage. We want to hear from several different perspectives.
Questions on this subject can be asked live, but if you have one ahead of the event, please email it to NHIG Administrator Jessica: email@example.com