4BT Efficient Construction Project Delivery – Job Order Contracting: Objective, independent, LEAN job order contracting solutions for owners, facilities managers, and contractors. Collaboration is critical to efficient construction project delivery, and Owners drive the level of collaboration for any project. It is the construction deliver method that fundamentally supports or limits the level of collaboration, and significantly impacts ultimate success of failure. It is important for real property owners to continuously improve their leadership skills and overall competency across the spectrum of facilities management domains.
Efficient Construction Project Delivery – Job Order Contracting is one of the highest forms of collaborative construction delivery and requires greater expertise, transparency, and a somewhat non-traditional business philosophy. The derived benefits are significant for all project participants. Emphasis is placed upon best value and life-cycle costs ( total cost of ownership) versus first costs. A properly designed and implemented job order contact can delivery over 90% of renovation, repair, and minor new construction on-time and on-budget, with far fewer change order or legal disputes, and to the satisfaction of all stakeholder. The Owner receives the higher value at a reasonable cost, while other service providers earn a reasonable profit and also engage in longer term, mutually beneficial relationships.
Efficient Construction Project Delivery – Job Order Contracting and other LEAN construction delivery methods typically share the following principles.
Best value procurement Early and ongoing collaboration among all project participants/open communication Jointly developed criteria/scope of work Financial Transparency Use of common terms, definitions, and data formats 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