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John Giachino, Director of Client Services, PC Construction

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Procurement Best Practices for Collaborative Delivery Projects

Posted by John Giachino, Director of Client Services, PC Construction on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

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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Collaborative Delivery: Project Implementation Best Practices

Posted by John Giachino, Director of Client Services, PC Construction on Fri, Jun 09, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

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: Collaborative Project Delivery

Collaborative Delivery: Project Implementation Best Practices

Posted by John Giachino, Director of Client Services, PC Construction on Fri, Nov 18, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

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: Collaborative Project Delivery

Collaborative Delivery: Contracts And Contracting Best Practices

Posted by John Giachino, Director of Client Services, PC Construction on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

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.

Perhaps the most important element of a sound design-build contract is the fair and equitable allocation of risk. Early in the life of the project (during the programming and planning phase), owners should seek industry and stakeholder input to cooperatively identify project-specific risks and how those risks will be addressed.

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Topics: CMAR, Collaborative Project Delivery

Procurement Best Practices for Collaborative Delivery Projects

Posted by John Giachino, Director of Client Services, PC Construction on Fri, Oct 28, 2016 @ 05:00 PM

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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