General Contractors (GC) are responsible for the construction of a project. They typically subcontract much of the work, while playing a management and coordination role for meeting overall project objectives but retaining the responsibility for improving market reputation and sustained business successes.
ROLE TO PLAY IN AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
GCs are usually responsible for completing a construction project on budget and on schedule. They manage the sequencing and integration of the trade subcontractors and support the work of the commissioning agent.
In an integrated approach, the GC is usually selected early in design to provide cost and constructability input. It is important that the contractor engage in the alignment workshops to understand the expectations around collaborating during design and avoid change orders during construction.
GCs play a vital role:
- Provide cost and constructability input during design.
- Support owner and team values and goals throughout construction.
- Collaborate with the owner, architect, and engineer to solve problems.
- Introduction to IDD - Integrated Design and Delivery;
- Aligning Values & Goals;
- Business Model & Contract Structure;
- Analysing Opportunities;
- Initiating an Integrated Project;
- Forming an IDD Team;
- SWOT Analysis;
- Overcoming the Learning Curve;
- Using Technologies;
- Lean Practices;
- Tools to Manage Challenges; and
- Successful Project Close-Out.
Who Should Attend:
General Contractors, Sub-contractors and Suppliers, Architects, Engineering Consultants, Project Delivery Team like Project Managers, Construction Managers, Contracts Manager.
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