Brisk Group is a project and cost management consultancy firm with offices in Bucharest and London, founded by three partners: Claudiu Bisnel, Valentin Iordan, Catalin Nedita, operating both locally, in Romania, and international. “Our mission is understanding client needs and requirements and answering these through robust leadership and creativity. Our tailor-made services bring across to the Romanian market the project and cost management experience, tools and technics that we have gained and applied through delivering projects for blue chip clients on the International market”, states Mariana Garstea, managing director Brisk Group.
An article from “2018/19 Yearbook: Office, Logistic and Industrial Parks in Romania | CEE” | Browse online the Yearbook – here
How would you define the main objectives for 2018/2019?
Being in a continuous expansion as a business and as we are growing our team, our business objective for 2018 / 2019 is to establish ourselves as one of the leading project and cost management consultancies in the Romanian market, with a strong focus on the retail, residential, office, hotels and logistics sectors. We look forward to share with you our robust experience and contribute to your business goals and aspiration by adding value to your projects.
What is the key to success in this area of business, which are the main benefits for clients?
We strongly believe that effective teamwork is central to success. To achieve this, we develop client briefs, build and deploy project teams that can respond with best practice solutions. We understand the needs of stakeholders and we build and motivate teams all the while coordinating the work of different contributors. Our project management approach reduces risk and helps clients deliver projects in a consistent and improved manner, no matter what stage of the project life-cycle we are appointed in. Robust controls maintained throughout the entire duration of the project will ensure challenges are effectively addressed to meet client time, cost and quality objectives. We are delivering project success through effective planning, the right team and rigorous controls. Creating the right delivery strategy for a project depends on a detailed preparation stage during which business requirements, risks, constraints and stakeholder interests are fully understood.
What specific demands does the industry has, how do you cope with client specific objectives?
We build long-term relationships with our clients and by focusing on their business goals, we find effective solutions adding value to their investment, enabling their business decisions with our depth of construction knowledge. We put together specialized teams using our close links with peer consultants and contractors. By providing independent and impartial advice that can be trusted, we proactively manage construction costs, from initial feasibility to final account, to ensure best value for our clients. Solutions are always bespoke and ensure innovative and effective delivery. We put client interests first, ensuring we help deliver the outcomes that matter to them. We are currently delivering projects both in Romania and Internationally in most sectors of the construction industry, from residential, office, retail, to infrastructure and energy. We are involved in the Romanian Market delivering projects in the residential, retail, office, hotel, hospital and pharmaceutical sectors for some of the biggest clients present in this market. Recently, with the support of our clients, we have been working towards ‘digitalizing’ the project sites, as to bring the construction site into the modern work environment requirements, as to allow for a more effective and efficient management approach. Also acknowledging the current Romanian market conditions as the lack of labor resource in the construction industry and the trends on the construction global market we are working with our clients towards a more efficient and lean implementation process for our projects, i.e. looking into ‘alternative’ and more efficient design solution, e.g. using BIM modelling and construction methodologies as prefabrication ( production off site and only on site assembling). Some of these ‘alternative’ design and construction methods will allow for an increased quality of the product with a more effective cost model and a significantly reduced delivery time frame.
How will Brisk Group contribute to the evolution of the market?
We consider the above as being a few steps forward to the ‘normal’ practice in the Romania market. Currently, from our experience, projects still suffer from a lack of thorough planning, cost controlling, risk management and a ‘not up to date’ project management approach as to respond to the current market requirements. Having said that, we have noted that there are a number of ‘pioneering’ clients that are strongly sponsoring and pushing for this positive change in the construction industry and specifically in the project and cost management approach of their projects. We are here to support these clients, and to work on these experiences and contribute to the positive change required in our industry by spreading best practice to all off our projects and clients.
An article from “2018/19 Yearbook: Office, Logistic and Industrial Parks in Romania | CEE”
Partners 2018/19: strategic partners WDP, ALINSO, | office partner: Record Park – Speedwell | headline industry partners: Zacaria, KESZ Group, CTParks, Immofinanz, Anchor Grup, Brisk Group, EMS Floor | logistic partner: DPD | travel partner: TAROM
Browse online the Yearbook – here