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COVID Hospital: A Heroic Collaboration – Turner, JB&B, USACE D-B-Cx in High Gear!

By Wallace F. “Wally” Workmaster, Jr. Associate, Jaros Baum & Bolles, NY At the end of March 2020, BCxA corporate member Jaros Baum & Bolles (JB&B) was contacted by Turner Construction Company (TCCO) and asked to join a team for the design-build construction of a 1,000+ bed alternate care facility at Stony Brook University under […]

NYC Design-Build Legislation

One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s last actions in 2019 was to sign into law the “New York City Public Works Investment Act” (A7636-B) authorizing the use of design-build contracts, as opposed to the multi-phase design-bid-build (DBB) contract method, for many public facilities. Section 4(a) of the Act includes specifications for using a Qualifications-Based […]

TVD IN IPD: What’s in your Bucket? – Value Informs Cost

Last week, a principal architect at SRG Partners published an essay focused on Target-Value Design (TVD) as an element of lean integrated project delivery (IPD), especially in design/build contracts. She says it is “a way to break the project budget into smaller buckets of money and then designing to meet the smaller buckets. You begin […]

Editorial: Does the Cx Process Have a Place at the ‘Lean’ Table?

By Tom Poeling, BCxA President-Elect US Engineering Company The Cx process still plays well with the design/build, integrated project delivery (IPD), and Lean processes. These processes put a premium on compressing the schedule, and making decisions quicker in a team environment in order to satisfy the clients’ Conditions of Satisfaction. Compressed design and construction schedules […]