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The importance of business consultancy to the global infrastructure sector
- Posted by: Andrea Sehic
- Category: News
The consultation business in the global infrastructure sector is often an essential element to the success of projects using FIDIC contracts. Ultimately, engineering consultants and consulting firms have access to specific engineering skills bespoke to each and every project. In addition, an organisation in the sector needs to understand the expectations of its clients on matters such as design, budget, risk management, legal regulations, quality and scheduling. These are critical areas for any built environment project and where the business consulting firms can offer expertise and make the process smoother, which in turn can lead to greater client satisfaction.
Business consultants and consulting firms have extensive experience with various companies and projects, often on a global scale, allowing them to apply skills in managing tight deadlines, avoid or ease bottlenecks and make it possible for businesses to deliver on time. For many global infrastructure firms, the engagement of business consultants is also a cost-effective and immediate solution where the advantage of employing such experts is they can help reduce the gap between onboarding and training new staff. Once engaged, business consulting firms are able to perform a host of duties to drive projects forward for successful outcomes, including meeting clients to assess technical and engineering requirements, conducting site visits, troubleshooting technical faults as well as carrying out after service visits on behalf of the firm.
To further understand the benefits and the various facets of business consultancy in the global infrastructure sector, FIDIC Academy offers a short on demand fundamentals course to equip learners with essential knowledge to establish and operate a successful consulting firm in the sector. The course covers elements such as different types of consulting firms; disciplines included within consulting firms; ownership options and governance structures; laws and regulations; culture, mission and vision statements; strategic planning, ethics and core values; and key business service functions. Click here to find out more.