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Thursday, September 15 • 9:45am - 10:30am
A Winning Idea for Alternative Contractor Procurement

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Is it possible to have a winning relationship between owners, engineers, and contractors during construction? We will show you how the word “partnering” can become an action word rather than an idea. This presentation introduces the alternative contractor procurement method of Contractor Design Assistance and Construction (CDAC). CDAC is an alternative contractor procurement method based on both value and costs. CDAC adds project flexibility and capitalizes on the contractor’s knowledge and expertise during design while tracking real-time costs. Cost adjustments can be negotiated during design rather than a more costly change order. CDAC can create a win-win relationship between owner/engineer and contractor based on teamwork and shared risks. - A recent case study will be discussed in which CDAC was successfully used for a water transmission pipeline project in Duchesne County. Complex project elements included 27 miles of pipeline, coordination with multiple governmental and water delivery agencies, right-of-way and easement acquisition through federal lands, state and county ROW, and nearly 150 private properties, environmental and agency permitting, two rivers and multiple canal crossings. The project was completed with less than 1% cost changes during construction; it fostered a winning relationship, and was completed over multiple years with a fixed budget.

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Ted Mickelsen

Director, Jones and Demille Engineering

Thursday September 15, 2016 9:45am - 10:30am MDT
Sunbrook B

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