Four BT, LLC delivers efficient construction project delivery tools, services, and support, including LOCALLY RESEARCHED DETAILED CONSTRUCTION COST DATA,  CLOUD COST ESTIMATING & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE,  JOB ORDER CONTRACTING SERVICES.

If you are tired of paying too much to support your JOC Program, or simply see a need for improvement, contact us.   Our solutions provide benefits to all JOC participants and stakeholders, real property owners, facilities managers, building users, contractors, architects, and engineers.

Collaboration is critical to efficient construction project delivery.  It is the construction deliver method and team that ultimately determines success or failure.    Real property owners must provide leadership and treat all service partners with respect and strive to continuously improve all aspects of facilities life-cycle management.

Job Order Contracting, most practiced form of LEAN collaborative construction delivery, requires expertise, transparency, and change management.

The benefits of JOC are significant for all project participants.   A properly designed and implemented job order contact can consistently deliver approximately 90% of renovation, repair, and minor new construction on-time and on-budget, with far fewer change order or legal disputes.

The Owner receives  higher value at a reasonable cost, while  service providers earn a reasonable profit and engage in long-term, mutually beneficial relationships.

Emphasis is placed upon best value and life-cycle cost management (total cost of ownership) versus first costs.

Job Order Contracting and other LEAN construction delivery methods share the following principles.

  • Best value procurement
  • Early and ongoing collaboration among all project participants
  • Jointly developed criteria/scope of work
  • Financial Transparency
  • Use of common terms, definitions, and data formats (MasterFormat)
  • Monitoring and key performance indicators – KPI’s
  • Shared risk/reward
  • Ongoing education and training
  • Organizational support, “top-down & bottom-up”
  • Global oversight and local action
  • Longer term relationships/commitments
  • Continuous improvement
  • Supporting technologies
  • Performance-based incentives
  • Mutual trust and respect
  • Detailed contract and program/project guide(s)
  • Co-location of teams