One current business mantra is that management wants everything faster, better and cheaper. Owners want their capital projects done better but more than faster and cheaper; they want predictability of cost and schedule. These private and public owners are so frustrated with the Architect/Engineer/Contractor industry’s inability to deliver a defined scope at the predicted time and cost that they willing to try new methods of capital project delivery.
As a direct result of this seminar, several B.C. owners have implemented projects with one of these collaborative delivery methods called Early Contractor Involvement or ECI. Early Contractor Involvement is the selection of a design/build (DB) team primarily by qualification and paying the design/build team to collaborate with the owner to develop the scope, schedule and cost. Construction does not commence until parties agree on risk sharing and an acceptable fixed price design/build contract. To date, the application of the Early Contractor Involvement process has produced two completed projects, one nearing completion and another in the early stage.
The seminar will initially review the traditional methods of delivery and describe the benefits and conflicts that arise in their application.
One way of “selling” Early Contractor Involvement has been to downplay the innovative aspects and talk about Early Contractor Involvement just being an incremental change from a well-known design/build process. To emphasize that point, Integrated Project Delivery (IDP) is presented as a process that is radically different from current practices as it uses a tri-party contract (owner, designer and contractor) which calls for sharing all risks. Examples from other jurisdictions are described.
Familiarity with construction contracting would be an asset.
1. Outline the conflicts inherent in the traditional bidding process
2. Describe the benefits of such collaborative delivery processes as Early Contractor Involvement and Integrated Project Delivery
3. Provide examples of both traditional and collaborative delivery and current trends
A blend of lecture, group exercises and group discussions
Engineers involved in delivery of public and private sector capital projects
Bryan McConachy, P.Eng., PMP – Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd.
Bryan McConachy is a professional engineer / project management professional
with more than 30 years' experience in the management of a diverse range of projects and consulting in such areas as project oversight / owner’s representative, project delivery analysis and risk management. He has been the principal consultant with Bramcon Project Consultants Ltd. since 1981. Mr. McConachy is active in such organizations as the Association for Advancement of Cost Engineering and the Project Management Institute (PMI). He has obtained the Project Management Professional (P.M.P.) certification from PMI and in 1996, he was awarded the Honour of PMI Fellow. He has developed a number of one-day seminars as part of the APEGBC Continuing Professional Development program.