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Richard Bayfield

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Richard Bayfield

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Biography

Richard Bayfield BSc (Hons) MSC CEng CEnv FICE FCIArb is currently working at board level with several high-profile clients helping to deliver major capital projects and development programmes. In 2006 he was appointed to the construction minister’s sounding board of 6 “key industry figures” who advised on proposed changes to construction industry legislation. He was a member of the Adjudication Panel for the London 2012 Olympics. He is a former Chairman and now Honorary Member of the Society of Construction Law.

He is a chartered Engineer and a chartered Environmentalist. He also holds a master’s degree in construction law from King’s College London. His career includes considerable Major Project experience at all stages from pre-planning to final account dispute resolution.

His major project experience began on the Thames Barrier with Costain. His experience of collaborative working at Honda’s £multi-billion development in Swindon has influenced much of his current work, and resulted in Honda receiving a British Construction Industry Award White Paper: Optimising Investor Returns (BCIA). He co-authored a paper analysing the 40% construction savings made by Honda. The award judges noted Honda’s collaborative culture of openness and transparency as being a key element of their success.

Recent roles included working at Board level with Temple Group consultants on major infrastructure projects including HS2 and with University College London on several £multimillion biomedical science developments including the multiple award winning £100m Sainsbury Wellcome Centre.

He has acted as Adjudicator on over 50 construction disputes since 1996. He recognises that because many disputes have a similar format and pattern, there is a great opportunity to use this knowledge as part of a client’s strategy of dispute avoidance. He sees Neutral Risk Monitoring/ RADAR as a key tool to help client organisations to improve governance procedures and mitigate risk.

Richard’s posts

Feb 15

RADAR Talk – Collaboration on BCI Award Winning Projects

Richard Bayfield, independent consultant who works at the client side on projects. He is also the holder of 3 British Construction Awards. The collaboration is the drive of the work he's done. He talks about what the collaboration looks like, and the benefits of collaborative working from both clients' point... read more →

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