From concept to completion, CME is a leader in alternative delivery, including Design-Build and CM/GC to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of project delivery.
New approaches to project delivery have emerged over the last decade that emphasize upfront collaboration with project owners, the public, designers and contractors to dramatically reduce project delivery times. These methods allow for greater team-based solution exploration and create added efficiencies in the design phase and improved cost control. Imagine the value of contractors having a say in the design phase, drawing on their experiences to improve the proposed solution – that is what these methods are engineered to do.
Two widely used methods in the Transportation industry are Design-Build and CM/GC contracting methods. Both methods make contractors an integral part of the design team and work to improve creativity in problem solving, risk management, and overall project success and satisfaction. Each method is different in their project and procurement approach, offering distinct pros and cons.
CME has assisted numerous state agencies in exploring options for more effective project delivery, in developing the systems and processes to add this method of contracting to their programs. We have provided consulting to build entirely new systems and have also helped to refine existing systems.
• Program + Manual Development
• Design + Delivery
• Oversight + Owner’s Representation
• Procurement + Contract Document Creation
• Design-Build + CM/GC Consultation
Rachel McQuillen, PE
Vice President, Project Management