The Tuesday Talk
Tuesday April 21, 2020 4:00pm
Presenter:Neil Usher
Sala Marbella in the Hapimag Resort, Camilo Jose Cela, Marbella

‘Golden Rules’ for Renovation Projects: Setting up a renovation project and then managing it through to completion can be stressful and, if not done well, costly.


There are a number of ‘golden rules’, or principles, that can be applied to the management of any project to promote success.  Application of these rules/principles help to reduce the probability of problems arising – and to handle them effectively if they do.   This largely involves identifying key risks well in advance and either controlling or mitigating them.


While possibly sounding complicated, in essence, it just requires organising things around the ‘golden rules’,  During this session, the presenter will work through each of these ‘rules’, illustrating each one with real-life examples and anecdotes taken from construction and renovation projects that he has managed both professionally and in his private life.


The talk will focus upon project management principles, techniques and ‘quick fixes’ that anyone can use to keep projects on track.  It will not deal with specific aspects of local or national Spanish planning laws and procedures.


Neil Usher:  Until retiring in 2017, Neil worked at one of the European Union institutions based in Luxembourg.  There, he successfully managed two major construction projects, bringing both in ahead of schedule, within budget and according to specifications.  Since retiring, Neil and his wife, France, have carried out major renovations to their Costa del Sol houe and to their apartment in Luxembourg.  Again, these projects were brought in at reasonable cost and to the required quality (although one did suffer some delays!).


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