Five Minutes with Roy Epps on his 41 years in the Water Industry and how Collaborative Delivery has Made it Better for Everyone
Roy, you are retiring at the end of this year after 41 years in the industry. What is the biggest change you have seen over that period?
A Tale of Two Projects: Two nearly identical projects with two different delivery methods demonstrate the benefits of using a collaborative delivery method The Crossland Heavy Contractors team had the rare opportunity to compare the effects of two different delivery...
In the weeks leading up to a partnering session, you are almost guaranteed to hear the usual quips: “It’s a joke. At least we get lunch. Can’t wait for the big group hug and then back to business as usual. We sing ‘Kumbaya,’ eat lunch, and nothing changes.”
With the overarching goal to design and construct a high-quality project within budget and on time, the construction manager at-risk (CMAR) delivery method is becoming a popular option for many owners when evaluating the various collaborative delivery processes.
The pandemic may be over, but we have yet to recover. Across the US, there is a shortage of skilled labor. As a result, industries are struggling to find ways to do more with less, without sacrificing quality, safety, or performance.
In real estate, the mantra “location, location, location” means choosing the wrong site for a development could cost you dearly later. In construction, the same can be said for document control.
It is well known that the economic conditions of the last few years presented enormous global challenges across multiple industries. Supply chains have been strained to their breaking point and costs of goods climbed to their highest levels.
Joint ventures (JVs) are strategic business agreements between two or more firms to create a new entity for a specific pursuit. In a fully integrated JV, the companies involved share all risks, profits, losses, assets, and liabilities.
The booming water/wastewater market is keeping design-builders busy, so much so that the economic equilibrium is off-center, slanted toward a place where demand often exceeds supply. It’s a design-builders’ (bidders) market.
The method by which a construction project is delivered often makes all the difference in its outcome. A project with a straightforward scope can be very successful completed via a design-bid-build delivery.