Water Design-Build Council Blog

Generating Team Collaboration in Construction Management at-Risk

Posted by Tommy Brennan, Business Development Manager at Ulliman Schutte on Fri, Sep 08, 2017 @ 10:13 AM

The single most important factor for ensuring the success of the collaboration process is the careful selection of the individuals involved. This is perhaps even more critical in construction management-at-risk project delivery than in other design-build delivery methods due to the nature of the contracting arrangements.

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Topics: CMAR

The Principles of Open-Book Pricing

Several of our industry’s best collaborative-delivery methods— namely construction management at-risk (CMAR) and progressive design-build — rely on an open-book process for developing cost and pricing during preconstruction.

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Topics: CMAR, design-build

Generating Team Collaboration in Construction Management at-Risk

Posted by Tommy Brennan, Business Development Manager at Ulliman Schutte on Fri, Jan 27, 2017 @ 02:29 PM

The single most important factor for ensuring the success of the collaboration process is the careful selection of the individuals involved. This is perhaps even more critical in construction management-at-risk project delivery than in other design-build delivery methods due to the nature of the contracting arrangements.

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Topics: CMAR

Top Construction Management at-Risk Insights from 2016

This week’s blog recap focuses on construction management at-risk. If you’re not familiar with this collaborative delivery method, or afraid that it might not work for your projects, take some time to explore these blogs, as well as others on the WDBC website, and see for yourself how this delivery method can be to your benefit. 

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Topics: CMAR

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

What Is Construction Management-At-Risk (CMAR)?

If you’re an owner looking to engage in a more collaborative delivery process (than that of design-bid-build), but not confident that your organization is prepared to pursue a design-build procurement process, then the delivery method identified as Construction Management at-Risk (CMAR) could be the right fit for your project.

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Topics: CMAR

Interview: Insights for Industry Organizations Pursuing a Design-Build Project

An interview with Ryan Adler of Crossland Heavy Construction.

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Topics: CMAR, water design-build project

The Principles of Open-Book Pricing

Several of our industry’s best collaborative-delivery methods— namely construction management at-risk (CMAR) and progressive design-build — rely on an open-book process for developing cost and pricing during preconstruction.

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Topics: CMAR, design-build

The Use of a Continuous, Real-Time Approach in Collaborative Projects

Posted by Dan Reynolds, Vice President and COO, The Walsh Group on Thu, Jun 16, 2016 @ 08:30 AM

In design-build delivery, the construction management at-risk (CMAR) firm’s ability to provide real-time services in an integrated and collaborative environment, is key to delivering the project on a reliable schedule and with a higher level of assurance of meeting the GMP during preconstruction services.

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Topics: CMAR, design-build

What is Construction Management At-Risk?

Posted by John Awezec, HDR Integrated Delivery Director, WDBC Board Member on Wed, Jun 08, 2016 @ 04:46 PM

Throughout the North America’s design-build industry, there are a number of project delivery models that are successfully used for the design, construction and operation of water and water reclamation facilities. 

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Topics: CMAR