Coordination of Design Contract with Construction Manager-at-Risk Preconstruction Service ContractTransportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board (2010)
A recent NCHRP study found that seven state DOTs have some type of experience using Construction Manager-at-Risk (CMR) (also termed Construction Manager/General Contractor or CM/GC) project delivery. This project delivery method’s major advantage was found to lie in the collaboration between the designer and the builder during the preconstruction phase, which was found to reduce delivery time and project costs. Preconstruction collaboration does not happen automatically by merely deciding to use CMR project delivery. To be effective, the requirement to collaborate must be included in both the design and preconstruction services contracts. This paper reports the changes to DOT design contracts that were successfully employed in CMR transportation projects. It concludes that an agency’s standard design services contract must be modified to directly coordinate with the CMR preconstruction services contract to maximize the benefits associated with this project delivery method.
Publication DateOctober, 2010
Citation InformationJennifer S. Shane and Douglas D. Gransberg. "Coordination of Design Contract with Construction Manager-at-Risk Preconstruction Service Contract" Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board Vol. 2151 (2010) p. 55 - 59
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