Collaborative Contract Delivery Methods

Oct 01, 2024 —
Oct 01, 2024

Courtyard by Marriott, 5050 Creekbank Road, Mississauga Ontario L4W 5R2

Alternative/collaborative contract delivery methods are becoming increasingly important because of their flexibility and success in accomplishing quality projects within budget and schedule. Research has shown that collaborative/alternative contract delivery methods resulted in 15-30 percent improvement in cost and schedule performance compared with traditional contracts. As such, alternative contract delivery methods can help to recognize and mitigate the impacts of economic uncertainty and inflation, construction cost escalation, and supply chain disruptions.

This course, delivered by industry experts, provides an overview of various collaborative and innovative contract delivery methods for construction projects. Fundamentals of alternative contract delivery methods, including basic contract structure, advantages and disadvantages, procurement considerations, optimal team structure, organizational challenges and preparedness, and risk management principles, will be presented. Furthermore, best practices for selecting the appropriate contracting method and contracting strategy will be discussed to help avoid disputes and costly claims.

What You Will Learn

This course will teach you the essential elements of various alternative contract delivery methods and possible collaborations. After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the structure and fundamental principles of collaborative/alternative contract delivery methods
  • Develop an understanding of procurement processes and requirements in collaborative project delivery contexts
  • Understand the benefits and limitations of various types of contract delivery methods
  • Selecting the suitable contract delivery method by aligning organizational goals and project objectives
  • Identify and allocate risks to appropriate parties
  • Acquire knowledge and tools to deliver complex projects on time and budget with acceptable risk and specified quality

Course Content

  • An Overview of Major Causes of Disputes on Construction Projects and Tools to Avoid Costly Claims
  • Implications for Construction Projects Owners in the Light of Supreme Court Ruling Under OHSA (R. v. Greater Sudbury (City))
  • The Challenge and Opportunity: Why Do We Need to Consider Alternative Project Delivery Contracts?
  • An Overview of Core Principles, Challenges, and Best Use Cases for:
    • Design-Bid-Build (DBB)
    • Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
    • Design-Build (DB) and Progressive Design-Build (PDB)
    • Design-Build-Finance-Operate (DBFO)
    • Integrated Project Delivery Contracts (IPDC)
  • Contract Delivery Method Selection (Project Objectives, Owner's Goals, Decision Model)
  • Procurement and Contracting Strategy for Successful Collaborative Delivery Projects (Pre-Procurement, Procurement, Contracts)
  • Considerations for Implementing and Managing Collaborative Projects
  • Risk Management (Risk Allocation and Risk Management Best Practices and Recommendations for Risk-Based Budgeting)
  • Characteristics of DBB Contracts (types), Pros and Cons
    • We all know the contract type; is it on the way out?
    • Review of the key clauses that owners need to be aware of.
  • Characteristics of CMAR Contracts (types), Pros and Cons
    • Implications of the Supreme Court ruling under OHSA (R. v. Greater Sudbury (City) on CMAR contracts?
    • How could the contract be affected as a result of the R. v. Greater Sudbury (City) case?
    • Review of the key clauses that owners need to be aware of.
  • Characteristics of DB contracts (types), Pros and Cons
    • Why is the industry reluctant to respond to DB Contracts?
    • Review of the key clauses that owners need to be aware of.
  • Characteristics of PDB contracts (types), Pros and Cons
    • How does a PDB work?
    • How does it differ from a DB contract?
    • Is PDB, the contract of the future?
    • Review of the key clauses that owners need to be aware of.
  • Characteristics of IPD contracts (types), Pros and Cons
    • After completing over 160 projects using the IPD model, is it here to stay?
    • How does an owner's active participation drive the success of an IPD?
    • How much participation is needed?
    • Review of the key clauses that owners need to know about.

Who Is This Course For?

This course is designed for public and private civil infrastructure owners, engineers, contractors, and administrators who wish to enhance their knowledge about integrated/collaborative delivery contracts and improve current project management and procurement practices to save money and complete projects on time with desirable quality and risk. Participants by job function include:

  • Project and Program Managers, Engineers, and Technologists
  • Contract Managers and Administrators
  • Procurement Managers and Administrators
  • Operational Managers, Engineers, and Technologists
  • Legal, Finance, and Admin Departments Personnel

What You Will Get

  • Course handouts
  • Certificate of attendance with 0.7 CEUs and 7 Professional Development Hours
  • Breakfast, lunch, and networking/refreshment breaks