Andrew Frazer sensibly requests a comprehensive briefing pack for clients on getting the best from PFI (AJ 10.10.02). CABE has produced several publications on the topic, all of which are available free on 020 7960 2400 or enquiries@cabe. org. uk or from www. cabe. org. uk Aimed directly at local education authorities, the private sector and individual schools, CABE's Client Guide: Achieving well-designed schools through PFI provides a step-by-step account for clients embarking on PFI projects. In addition, the recently published CABE and Office of Government Commerce report, Improving Standards of Design in the Procurement of Buildings, offers recommendations improving the design and procurement process of new public building.
Currently in production and due for publication in early 2003 CABE's Client Tool-Kit will offer practical advice for clients in every sector on how to create better buildings, whatever the procurement method.
Hilary Clarke, head of communications, CABE