By Bruce Jervis
Project owners, both public and private, have moved enthusiastically to the “design/build” method of procuring construction services. This is perceived as a faster, more efficient way to accomplish a construction project. And, by assigning some design responsibilities to the contractor, there is a reduction in claims arising out of construction details. Read more.
Working with general contractors around the country has shown us effective and not-so-effective methods for managing costs. Some approaches are so tedious it is worrisome about the time it takes a project manager to manage the project as well as the data necessary to “manage” costs. In April and May, we looked at cost control issues encountered by heavy and highway contractors. In today's issue, we address cost scenarios that affect general contractors. Read more.