Keys to Choosing the Method that Best Meets Your Needs

Whether you are embarking on your first project or your fiftieth, one of your first decisions should be choosing a project delivery method that suits your needs.

In making your decision, here are some key considerations:

  • Assess your organization, experience, resources, and staff that will be assigned to the project. Do you need an external partner to carry some or all of the project load?
  • Assess your level of interest and availability to be involved in the project.
  • Consider the level of risk you are willing to accept in defining the scope of the project before entering into contracts for services.
  • Consider the other stakeholders and/or end users involved in the project. Do they need to be involved in the project? Is their involvement to be limited or more comprehensive?
  • Identify any requirements or restrictions regarding contract options. Are there legal requirements or self-imposed requirements? Can they be changed to allow you to choose the best option for your project?
  • Decide if you want to know the contractual relationships and obligations between your general contractor or construction manager and the contractors and vendors that work for them.
  • Decide whether you want an “open book” or “closed book” accounting of the project.

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