Professionals' opinions vary on best building-delivery method
- A new report from McGraw Hill Construction finds that 60% of building owners like how projects go under construction-manager-at-risk arrangements, and that system also got the most votes (33%) for being able to bring in buildings under budget.
- Contractors say they think their customers are most often satisfied with the results of the one-company design-build method (43%) and that it also has the best chance of keeping down costs, with 38% voting that way.
- Architects are more mixed in their estimations, splitting pretty evenly on which method will best satisfy customers but agreeing with contractors (38%) that design-build is best for keeping down costs.
The three groups were able to agree on one point: keeping to schedules. They agreed that design-build has the best chance of keeping to the established time line for getting a building up and delivered.
- McGraw Hill Construction via The Wall Street Journal Construction Project Delivery Systems Vary Widely in Benefits for Owners, Architects & Contractors, According to New McGraw Hill Construction SmartMarket Report