Category Archives: PC Construction

The CMAR Delivery Process – Is It Right For You?

Are you a “hands-on” owner who prefers to work collaboratively through the design and construction of your project? Do you like to maintain control over all project phases? If so, construction management at-risk (CMAR) may be the best delivery method to achieve your project goals. As collaborative-delivery methods continue to gain owners’ understanding and respect for the benefits they can provide to achieve best project value, CMAR truly stands out in the crowd. It provides the flexibility to select both your design and construction partners while allowing collaboration to begin early in design and continue through preconstruction and construction. This is extremely beneficial, especially for projects with tight schedules or complex scopes.

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Topics: CMAR, PC Construction.

Giving Collaborative-Delivery Advice to First-Time Water/Wastewater Owners

Owners considering collaborative delivery frequently reach out to experienced owners and practitioners to gain information about best practices. This sharing of knowledge contributes to an increased probability of success and helps get a project started on the right track. While questions and input are wide and varied, I always start with the basics of collaborative delivery and what is most important for a successful project based on my experience.

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, PC Construction.

Collaborative Delivery: Project Implementation Best Practices

Best practices for collaborative delivery project implementation are based upon relationships with a foundation of respect, openness and integration. Team members working to implement collaborative delivery projects should understand that success relies on the ability of each team member to work cooperatively and to trust one another. A collaborative approach focuses on defined project drivers, not individual accolades.

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Topics: Best Practices, Collaborative Delivery, PC Construction.

Collaborative Delivery: Contracts And Contracting Best Practices

This is the second in a series of three blogs about employing best practices in collaborative delivery methods such as design-build and construction management at-risk (CMAR). When faithfully applied, these best practices provide superior project results. Today’s blog will focus on contracts and contracting best practices.

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Topics: Best Practices, CMAR, Collaborative Delivery, Contracts, PC Construction.

Procurement Best Practices for Collaborative-Delivery Projects

Collaborative-delivery methods such as design-build and construction management-at-risk can provide superior project results. This is especially true when owners apply design-build and construction management-at-risk procurement, contracting and execution best practices that provide opportunities for innovation without unnecessarily constraining creative cost, time and quality solutions. This blog will focus on procurement best practices.

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Topics: Best Practices, PC Construction, Procurement.