Handover and Close Out
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The Handover Strategy takes centre stage during Stage 6, as construction comes to end and the process of handing over the building to the client, who may also be the user of the building, commences. The increased complexity of handover requires activity to occur before and after Practical Completion and the process will vary from project to project, depending on the sector, scale and complexity. An effective Handover Strategy can benefit all projects and all project team members, but is important to consider who will be best placed to deliver the strategy at Stage 6. The team responsible for delivering the requirements of the Handover Strategy will vary depending on the client and the project size and complexity. The Handover Strategy, in contrast, focuses on the activities that will make the building more effective from a user’s perspective. The value of the Handover Strategy tasks in ensuring the successful operation of a building is increasingly being appreciated by clients.