Today's commercial construction market remains very competitive as we slowly exit the downturn. The focus of parties is getting the project rolling. Oftentimes, work is started without a contract. In this circumstance, it is…more
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is founded on the premise that deep collaboration will result in optimal performance by all. The project players include the owner, architect, engineers, construction manager, and trade…more
Pull planning is an integral part of Integrated Project Delivery. Its purpose is to organize the production of work in a project based on lean principles.
In contrast to traditional projects, pull planning centers on creation…more
Target Value Design (TVD) is a tool that is integral to the implementation of Integrated Project Delivery. It is a collaboration process in which key design and construction participants develop an understanding of an owner's…more
Construction Manager At Risk is an alternative project delivery method embraced by both public and private sector owners. Over the last two years, it has gradually gained traction in the commercial construction market. This…more
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
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