HPDC Client Toolkit Introduction
The HPDC Toolkit is a set of materials that we can recommend A+D firms use as a template for building a “Client Pitch” to support using transparency and material health practices on a client project or pursuit. As a secondary effort, we will adapt the toolkit to help a Client/Owner who needs to educate or convince A+D firms and contractors to adopt these practices for a project or projects.
The first step for A+D firms is committing to transparency. There’s tremendous value in knowing what’s in the products your firm specifies. As your firm moves through the HPDC Client Toolkit, you’ll have a tool to clearly communicate what transparency and material health is, why it’s important to your firm and your clients’ organizations and the results you’ve achieved. Once completed, you’ll have a well formulated deliverable to guide your organization and your clients.
The Client Toolkit has been designed to provide well-curated set of resources to enable your A+D firm to learn from the experience and best practices of your own firm and others, quickly and easily. If your firm does not have much practical experience in transparency and material health, the Client Toolkit will help you gain confidence in your own commitment and practices.
Through the HPDC Client Toolkit we hope to:
- Remove roadblocks for firms initiating a dialogue with clients due to uncertainty or lack of knowledge of resources to support such an effort
- Enable firms that lack expert, dedicated resources in transparency/material health to get started more easily
- Increase client communications about transparency and material health, coming from a growing number of A+D firms