With Integrated Project Delivery's (IPD's) promises of high-quality, timely, and economical projects, why are budget-strapped governments not the first in line to see whether IPD lives up to its reputation? Unfortunately, state…more
Design-bid-build project delivery makes the contractor's bid (price) the key criterion for selection. Selection based on price requires that each competitor bid on the same scope and requirements. The architect prepares the…more
The benefits of Building Information Modeling (BIM) are widely touted: Higher quality of work; better coordination among architect, engineers and trades; cost savings; and faster production. It is fundamentally different than…more
The Louisville and Southern Indiana Ohio river Bridges Project is currently one of the largest public infrastructure projects in America and continues to move toward construction. However, one of the major issues that must be…more
Whispering Farms is a sprawling, upscale, residential development in suburban Cincinnati. The neighborhood boasts spectacular views of the Great Miama River, wooded lots and large homes. What Whispering Woods doesn't have,…more
Most Owners are unaware of the different project delivery methods available to them. This article quickly summarizes four project delivery methods available to Owners.
The traditional and most familiar method contemplates an…more
The pinnacle of lean construction is integrated project delivery (IPD). With IPD, the owner, contractor and designer enter into one contract. The purpose is to create a collaborative approach and reduce overall risk to the…more
Controlling the risks inherent in a commercial construction project can be daunting, even for experienced owners. And the challenges are greater in today's economic environment. Experience shows that the risk of contractor…more
In 1962, Kentucky enacted laws regarding condominium regimes. Since that time, the law has remained largely unchanged for nearly 50 years. Only two court cases have been decided under the current law. Little guidance exists…more
Today's uncertain economy gives owners more risk of contractors becoming financially distressed. If a contractor is financially at risk, progress can be delayed or halted entirely, resulting in loss of time and money. This…more
Incentives are an essential part of a successful Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) program. Incentive programs reward the successful IPD Team for exceeding the owner's expectations and benchmarks and achieving superior…more
Current economic times are creating stress in the construction industry. The industry is less efficient than it was 40 years ago. The search is on for a more efficient method of managing projects.
On promising approach is…more
Construction subcontracts prepared by contractors generally contain flow-down provisions binding subcontractors to terms in the contractors' master agreement with the owner. Their purpose is to ensure that the obligations of…more
The initial writing presented by a contractor to an owner is usually in the form of a proposal. Based on an optimistic mindset and incorporating elements of salesmanship, it can lead to a good dialogue regarding the project. …more
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