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DELIVERY METHODS

OBJECTIVES

Choosing the right delivery method for your project is critical to meeting your project objectives.  Sunkota Construction has worked with customers using most of the standard construction industry delivery methods and is well versed in the details of all of them.  

 

If you would like to discuss the various delivery methods in more detail, please contact us. Some of the more prevalent delivery methods used today include:

The general contractor is a manager, employed by the client on the advice of the architect, engineer or the client him/herself if acting as the manager. A general contractor is responsible for the overall coordination of a project. A general contractor is responsible for providing all of the material, labor, equipment and services necessary for the construction of the project.

 

The general contractor hires specialized subcontractors to perform portions of the construction work. This service is interconnected to competitive bid processes.

General Contracting

In this method an architect is hired and completes the design process without the involvement of the contractor. When the construction documents are completed, the project is advertised for contractors to bid on. Contractors provide bids based on the total cost to complete the project and the selection of the contractor is based on low responsible price alone.

Competitive Bid (Design/Bid/Build)

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Under this delivery method, the contractor is usually selected based on their qualifications alone (although the contractor’s fee may be part of the consideration). The contractor may be selected before, at the same time as, or after the architect is selected. The contractor is usually heavily involved in the design process, working with the owner and architect to create the best possible project for the owner within their budget.

 

Proponents of this delivery method believe that this collaboration helps the owner to get the best possible value for their dollar and reduces the owner’s risk. Under the CM at Risk delivery method, the general contractor holds the subcontractor contracts and works under a guaranteed maximum price (GMP) that is established once construction documents are completed.

Construction Management at Risk (CMAR, CM@R)

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CMAR (CM/GC)

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Under this delivery method, the owner selects the architect and contractor as a team rather than making two separate selections. Proponents of this delivery method believe that it provides an assurance that the architect and contractor will work well together (since they chose to partner with each other). In many ways, this delivery method is similar to a CM at Risk contract after the selection is made.

Design/Build

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Under this delivery method, we provide General Contracting and Construction Management services plus we finance, own and lease the building back to you. Build-to-Suit construction often affords greater flexibility for the owner in terms of their limited involvement in the design and construction of the project and the absence of their being required to provide the financing. They typically sign a long-term lease and may or may not own the building at end of the lease term, depending on the way the build-to-suit contract is structured. This approach also offers owners the opportunity to occupy a new building designed and constructed to your specifications with no initial capital outlay.

Build/Lease

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Leasor/Renter

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Functionality

Creating a building to facilitate the client’s overall mission objectives.

Flexibility

While coordinating with the overall master plan taking into consideration that space requirements and functions do change over time.

Performance

Creating a building and design that performs and maintains optimum versatility.

Maintenance

The Sunkota Construction Design Team is committed to provide the proposed facility, which must be easily and economically maintained for its intended design life and life cycles.

Aesthetics

Our team provides the necessary creativity for a distinctive, timeless, economical and inviting appearance to complement the existing project.

Sustainability

Our experienced project managers are attentive and interested in materials, designs, and processes which save energy, are locally available, and cause minimal harm to the environment.

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