Since we have so little good historical data from subs (the "actuals"), A-E's are having difficulty "designing" to a "target" price. While Design Assist will help, it's really the Owner that has the funds (or doesn't).
Owners like to say: "Hey we passed all the risk onto the CM at risk/GC then on to the subs and then just "fuggedaboutit" (NY slang). Uh, hello, have we heard of litigation risk? Have we heard of misinformation and lack of clarity? Owners can bury their heads in the sand if they want as we've heard in the industry on all levels, "Call us when it's over".
Many of the Owners like to call themselves "Builders."
Want a sense of what we're up against? How do you separate contract hours worked in various tasks from change order hours in those and other tasks? It's not done now.