This workshop is geared toward public owners seeking to develop an understanding of the application of Construction Manager / General Manager (CM/GC) contracting to highway infrastructure projects. State DOT Officials and construction contractors have recently discovered that CM/GC contracting offers greater opportunities for collaboration, innovation, risk reduction, schedule optimization, and flexibility as a project delivery method. Procurement is less onerous and expensive for proposers; scope, schedule and budget can be more effectively managed and adjusted throughout the life of the project; the owner has greater influence on outcomes; the capabilities of the project team members are maximized; and the project team can effectively partner with the local community for the duration of the project.
Objectives / Topics
Upon completion of the course, participants will gain a thorough understanding of the following concepts:
Current CM/GC State of the practice
Contractual and functional CM/GC team member relationships
Alternative project delivery method selection criteria
Complex project scoping processes
CM/GC team procurement strategies
Essential preconstruction activities prior to construction award
Effective CM/GC risk management strategies
Schedule optimization, early work packages and procurement of long lead items
CM/GC cost models, cost-based estimating, contingency, allowances, and pricing milestones
Practical approaches/tools for effective team-building and partnering on CM/GC projects
State and local government project managers, roadway designers, and resident engineers that manage complex highway construction projects.
All participants should arrive prepared to share their experiences with managing complex highway construction projects and be willing to participate in an active CM/GC project workgroup exercise.