WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE DELIVERYThe power of many, working as one.
Collaborative delivery is the fastest-growing form of project delivery in the water and wastewater industry. Representing the full range of design-build methods that have been proven to be most effective for the water and wastewater industry, collaborative delivery methods include:
- Construction Management at-Risk (CMAR)
- Progressive Design-Build (PDB)
- Fixed-Price Design-Build (FPDB)
- Design-Build-Operate (DBO)
- Public-Private Partnerships (P3)
While each collaborative delivery method is unique from the other in terms of team structure, procurement, and contracting, each leverages the power of collaboration and innovation as the primary drivers for success. Widely adopted in other sectors such as transportation, collaborative delivery represents a full range of approaches to water and wastewater project procurement and delivery involving close collaboration among all stakeholders—the owners, designers, constructors, operators, technology providers, and equipment suppliers.
Collaborative delivery methods go beyond traditional design-bid-build (DBB) by providing a wider range of solutions to address specific water and wastewater project needs, integrating both the design and construction phases to optimize innovation, speed, quality control, and risk management.
Collaborative Delivery is not just about processes. It’s about people.
Successful collaborative delivery projects harness the unique talents and resources of team members under one common goal: successful project outcomes. Successful collaborative delivery projects are grounded in shared accountability, trust, teamwork, and transparency. By working collaboratively through all stages of the project, team members benefit from early involvement and planning; continuous problem solving and communications; collective decision making; and ongoing conflict resolution. In the end, successful project outcomes are achieved with more innovation, project certainty, cost control, speed, and overall value with less risk of conflict.