If you’ve ever been part of a construction project that left you with little time for the other things on your to-do list, required constant refereeing between the designer and builder, and made you wonder if you were getting the most of out your budget, chances are your project was NOT built with an integrated delivery method.
More and more project owners, from industrial businesses and transportation departments to port authorities, are choosing integrated delivery methods like design-build (DB), Design-Build-Operate-Maintain (DBOM), and P3s (Public-Private Partnerships). When owners can clearly articulate the performance criteria for a project, design-builders can deliver greater value through innovative design and construction solutions or alternative material and systems selections. Integrated delivery is seamless. How? A single team is responsible for both design and construction and everyone is aligned toward the same goal.
Tackling your project with an integrated approach brings together engineers, architects, and contractors early on in the process so that design and constructability issues are addressed from the start. This holistic approach allows early recognition of the total project cost and supports accelerated scheduling and overall improved quality. Additionally, conflict resolution is virtually eliminated because the integrated team is bound to a singular project outcome established at project kick-off.
Integrated delivery method scan be structured in several ways –from designer-led to contractor-led or developer-led design-build. Thompson has experience in all of these contracting strategies. In each of these delivery methods, the selected design-builder is required to deliver a project that meets the owner’s performance specifications at the proposed price.
Thompson Engineering is partnering with Brasfield & Gorrie on the design-build team for the Airbus A220 Assembly Facility Project in Mobile, Alabama. Thompson has a strong understanding of the design-build delivery method. From field data acquisition to design development, construction support services, and project communications, Thompson Engineering has excelled and is a valuable member of the team.
– John Strid, Regional Vice President, Brasfield & Gorrie