Aligning Strategic Market Choices and Project Delivery Methods

Choosing which market(s) to compete in and which to avoid are the most highly leveraged decisions the leaders of construction businesses make. Integrated with those is choosing the optimum project delivery method(s) to focus on.

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CM at Risk: Aligning Market Strategy and Project Delivery Methods.

 

Different markets and the project owners within those markets may prefer different project delivery methods. Each of those methods has its pros and cons for all parties involved. There is no single best project delivery method.

Some of those methods integrate the General Contractor and key Specialty Contractors into the project much further in advance. For example, see this comparison of Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) to Design-Bid-Build (DBB).


 

The best choices for your business will depend on several factors including:

  1. The stage of growth you are currently at and your trajectory for future growth.
  2. The phase of development you and your management team are in.
  3. Your current operational capabilities and capacity
  4. Your vision and strategic decisions.
  5. How robust your talent pipeline is and the degree to which you are being impacted by the talent shortages across the industry

For many contractors and project owners, the right choice is focusing on project delivery methods that integrate all key parties earlier in the process. Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) is the leading project delivery method for the largest contractors for a reason.

If you choose CMAR or similar project delivery methods as your preferred methods, competing effectively requires building much more advanced business development and preconstruction capabilities


CM at Risk
The preferred project delivery method. There is a reason 100 of ENR's Top 400 General Contractors use CMAR as the project delivery method for over 75% of their work. Leverage CMAR as part of your growth strategy....

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