With this issue of Progressive Project Delivery, ENR continues to bring you news and analysis of global project delivery innovations and trends. In today’s dynamic global market, virtually all delivery systems now are mainstream and continue to evolve. By understanding these changes, companies can pick from a broad array of delivery tools to best serve customers’ needs, particularly as schedules shrink and budgets tighten. Here’s a preview of PPD:
The cover story features an in-depth look at a new selection process devised by the European Union called “competitive dialogue.” This negotiated procedure was developed for complicated projects and most recently was used for the first time by London’s Olympic Delivery Authority for a $200-million project management contract to oversee $4 billion of construction for the 2012 Games.
A midwestern architectural/developer/contractor team is very successfully using a modified delivery system called “design-build lite” for structural and mechanical-electrical-plumbing/fire protection work. This system helps jump-start projects, resolves potential conflicts and builds flexibility and acceleration into the delivery process.
Turner Construction Co. recently formed a new subsidiary, Quality Planning Solutions LLC, a critical-path-method (CPM) scheduling group, to help contractors meet increasing owner demands to deliver complex projects in a timely manner. Because of the growing fast-track project market, the CPM business is booming.
Institutional Resources LLC uses a private financing plan to rebuild schools quickly and cost-effectively. A school district pays annual installments, like a mortgage, over 25 years to pay off bonds and gain equity ownership. The most comprehensive use of this plan so far is on the building and renovating of 70 public schools in Greenville, S.C., in five years with 2008 completion. It will save taxpayers $800 million.
A marketplace viewpoint from Stephen R. Gates, senior vice president of R. W. Beck Inc., on why public owners are mainstreaming progressive project delivery systems in the water and wastewater market.
A technical viewpoint on contractor termination processes for all delivery systems by Scott Tidemann, director of claims service for PinnacleOne.