Regardless of the Delivery Method chosen, MWH has a history of delivering projects on time and on budget for our clients. This includes looking for ways to improve the schedule, minimize risks, and optimize the budget without sacrificing quality or safety objectives. Our focus is on collaborative delivery projects, as this enables our talented and experienced team to provide the greatest value to our clients through our collaboration with the design team, operations, and other project team members. These efforts often result in improvements to the overall functionality of the facility in addition to realized cost and schedule benefits.
most of what we do is collaborative delivery projects.
If you have any questions about the advantages and disadvantages to different delivery methods, we are happy to have a discussion with you. MWH is a proud member of the Water Collaborative Delivery Association (WCDA), and you can also contact the WCDA for additional information on various project delivery approaches – including procurement guides and example documents for these different approaches.
CMAR – Collaborative
Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR), which is similar to the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) and the General Contractor/Construction Manager (GCCM) delivery methods in some regions of the country, enables our clients to truly create the best project to meet their needs through design and constructability refinements where the owner is engaged in every decision with the design and construction team. MWH takes pride in our ability to provide our clients with accurate estimates and schedule information along with value engineering and constructability input to make timely decisions with the design team to optimize the project. Collaboration, timely communication, and coordination with the entire project team is critical to ensuring a successful preconstruction phase and an optimized guaranteed maximum price (GMP.) Often, it is beneficial to create multiple GMP’s, work packages, or phases to better accommodate the project, long lead equipment procurement, minimize risks, or to optimize schedule – MWH is experienced at identifying these opportunities early for discussion with the team to ensure a successful project outcome.
Design-Build/Engineer Procure Construct (EPC) – Collaborative
Design-Build is nothing new to MWH, our history of an integrated approach to the design and construction of water and wastewater infrastructure projects dates back to the 1800’s when MWH designed and built the steam-powered Nottingham Bestwood Pumping Station. This approach resulted in quality critical infrastructure that remained in use for nearly 100 years. MWH’s experience and history with Design-Build projects has proven to save our clients time and money, while ensuring a quality outcome. Our engineering partners understand the criticality of an integrated approach to the design and preconstruction phase to arrive at an optimized project to meet our clients’ needs. We work together to identify cost savings and project improvements, identify project risks and mitigation strategies, and identify a plan for on-time project delivery.