PCM-Lecture06-Project-Delivery-Methods

PCM-Lecture06-Project-Delivery-Methods - Project and...

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Unformatted text preview: Project and Construction Management Project and Construction Management Lecture #06 Lecture #06 Project Delivery Methods Luis A. Prieto-Portar 2010 Project Participants. Regardless of what type of construction is involved (a huge dam, a bridge or a humble single-family residence) there are always three main participants: o The Owner , o The Designers , and o The Builders . There are many other secondary players such as, consultants, quality control experts, subcontractors, suppliers of materials and equipment, permit experts, etc. The traditional process usually starts by the Owner entering into the first Contract with the Engineer/Architect to plan and design the project, and very actively participates in making some of the decisions on the design, the costs and time limits. Following the completion of the design, the project is advertised and the building team is selected. Now the Owner enters into the second Contract with the main builder: the General Contractor (GC). Therefore, all projects usually involve only two prime contracts with the Owner. The contracts between the GC and the sub-contractors do not involve the Owner. The traditional contract relationships involve: (1) separate designer, (2) a single GC, (3) numerous sub-contractors, (4) fixed price, unit price, a guaranteed maximum or a cost-plus-fixed-fee for the GC, and (5) a negotiated fee for the design professionals. Construction Administration. Contract administration is basically the administrative paperwork that deals with the relations between the parties to a contract. On the other hand, Construction administration deals with the much broader functions of all the aspects of a project, many beyond the scope of the two basic contracts. Among these duties are, s Contract administration, s Maintain the relations between the parties, s Communications, s Business systems, s Procedures, s Define responsibilities, s Define authority, s Documentation, s Construction operations, s Planning (cost analysis and scheduling), s Coordination, s Administer payments, change orders and extra work, disputes and claims, s Negotiations, and s Close-out, including the punch-list inspections, and final clean-up. The Project Manager typically handles all of the contract administration from the corporate head office, while the Resident Project Representative is located at the project site and is typically limited to only inspection and routine clerical duties. This division of responsibility is usually the root cause of many claims of losses against the Owner and the Designers. Good managers have the ability to select and hire qualified people and then have the courage to delegate as much authority as possible to these people....
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