April 2, 2024

There are four main project delivery methods in construction:  design-bid-build, design-build, construction management at-risk (CM@R), and integrated project delivery (IPD). ConsensusDocs provided an April 4th Webinar on Construction Project Delivery Methods 101 that explained how the contracts you sign ultimately determine project delivery methodology. Choosing the right project delivery method for your project is a fundamental decision for success.

There are many varieties and variations within the four main project delivery methods. But ultimately the contracts that you sign define your project delivery method. Procurement selection determines the factors (qualifications-only, best value, or low bid) of how builders and design professionals are selected. Additionally, payment type (lump sum, cost-of-the-work, etc.) and design requirements (prescriptive, performance, and hybrid) heavily impact collaboration on a project.

You can still register here and get a copy of the recorded webinar after registering and emailing support@ConsensusDocs.org All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar.

The webinar provided the following learning objectives:

  • Gain an appreciation for the benefits and risks associated with each project delivery method
  • Understand the basis and timing of how builders get selected and paid for work
  • Learn the difference between project delivery method and procurement selection.
  • Understand the differences between cost-of-the-work, cost-of-the-work with a GMP, and lump sum/fixed price contracts.

Comments or questions about this article can be directed to Brian Perlberg, Executive Director and Senior Counsel, ConsensusDocs Coalition at  bperlberg@consensusdocs.org. Register for the webinar here.