McPhillips has always practiced a collaborative approach to contracting and promotes the philosophy of partnering. True partnering is achieved through a management approach that utilises the strengths of each partner’s resources in order to achieve aligned objectives through teamwork, adding value, avoiding conflict and reducing errors and waste. McPhillips knows it is critical to develop and maintain relationships based on shared values of honesty, trust, respect and integrity.

The McPhillips strategy ensures that aims are aligned and clearly understood by all participants from the outset, that measurable targets are defined and that the partnership agrees the outcomes required for success. Teamwork then delivers these through application of McPhillips’ skills and experience, and those of the supply chain, using buildability analysis, value engineering, innovation, cost control, risk management and sustainability. McPhillips’ partners are able to realise benefits through knowledge sharing, improved planning, efficient resource usage and process improvements. Best value can be demonstrated through measurement against the pre-determined project targets and the results of our Customer Satisfaction Surveys:
McPhillips has successfully worked with clients on frameworks and partnering agreements which have encompassed  the following strategies:
  • Early contractor involvement
  • Value engineering
  • Risk management
  • Target costs
  • Shared pain/gain
  • Open book accounting
  • Continuous improvement
  • Key performance indicators