When building a team for a design-build project, it’s common for agency owners (specifically engineering managers) to prioritize the obvious resources: project managers and owners advisors. What often gets overlooked is the opportunity to include the perspective and expertise of the end users during the design and construction process.
How Big is Big?
Back in 2020 when I wrote about the Yugo and the merits of thinking about projects on a life cycle basis, the original Yugo’s 1987 list price of $3,990 translated to $9,100 in 2020 dollars.
Can Collaborative Delivery Help Owners Manage Market Volatility and Provide Cost Control?
Simply put, yes. The last two years plus have been remarkable in terms of dynamic and compounding events affecting the global supply chain, thus resulting in market uncertainty.
Helpful Preplanning Tips for a Collaborative Delivery Project
Collaborative delivery projects almost always begin with the project team having the mindset that the project will be completed safely, within budget, and on time.
Catch a Break: How to Reduce Construction Fatigue at Your Facility
My wife and I tell our guests to make themselves at home, but this can quickly go awry. Several years ago, with only two months until our first child was due, we decided to buy a fixer-upper and start a complete “gut and rebuild.”
Early Works Strategies in a Volatile Market
When the supply chain faces pressure and creates a volatile market for utility-scale construction projects, challenges arise for project teams seeking solutions to long-term wastewater treatment facility expansions.
Fast-Track the Implementation of Your Next Project by Leveraging CPD and enlisting an Owner Advisor
How do you keep complex projects on track and successfully moving forward? Collaborative project delivery (CPD) combined with the use of an owner advisor (OA) or program manager.
Transparent Collaboration Maximizes Value on Big Projects
Collaboration, innovation, and inclusion are key to the success of big design-build projects. Implementing such measures in the early phases of a project helps ensure overall project success and should be a guiding principle on all large design-build projects.
Silver Lining: Lessons Learned from an Envision-Rated Treatment Plant
Sustainability has become a word mentioned across our lives and the industry but isn’t as clearly defined as other terms like efficiency, safety factor, or effluent quality.
Designing for Procurement Can Help Alleviate Supply Chain Headaches
The design-build project delivery approach continues to deliver value to municipal water utilities. From a single point of responsibility and integration to cost certainty and timely delivery, design-build can help create a more streamlined and seamless project experience.