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P&GJ: Contractors and Utilities: What Makes a Relationship Work?

Fifteen years ago, a gas utility client faced a nearly impossible task – quadrupling pipeline construction with a limited increase in internal resources. The solution – bring in the contractors as trusted partners and build the solution together.

And it worked.

Relationships of any kind take hard work, but the benefits can be tremendous. Our work as strategic advisors to utilities and contractors has helped us gain a deeper understanding of the key ingredients to strong contractor/utility relationships.

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2017 CURT Owners Study: Defining Project Excellence

This year’s CURT (Construction Users Roundtable) national conference was centered around a simple idea: excellence in total project performance. But like any great idea, bringing it to life can be far from simple.

Our annual owners study seeks to outline the path and figure out how great owners have already made progress. This year’s study explores the key ingredients of project excellence and how to bring it to life.

We start with a core question: what is project excellence?

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7 Reasons the Benefit of BIM Is Now

Building information modeling – or BIM – is a powerful business platform that uses 3D visualization to convey a building’s materials, construction, and architecture. Its complexity and power have made it ideal for large-scale commercial projects…but the time is coming for its use in single family and multifamily residential applications.
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Continuum Advisory Group Releases 2017 CURT Owner Trends Study

Continuum Advisory Group Releases 2017 CURT Owner Trends Study:

Excellence in Total Project Performance: Differentiating High Performing Owners

Continuum Advisory Group has released the 2017 Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) Owner Trends Study, the newest installment of their Owner Trends series.

The study – a collaboration between both organizations – focuses on excellence in total project performance in the capital construction industry. Through this research, Continuum Advisory Group and CURT sought to understand the challenges facing owners related to optimizing capital program delivery and to delve into how owner A/E/C partners can understand these issues and collaborate on solutions.

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GOBA Recap

Where do we find opportunity for competitive separation in an environment with such constrained resources? As a homebuilder, how do we deliver high quality homes to our customers on time with a depleted trade base and high internal turnover? As a trade contractor, how do we establish a productive relationship with the builder that’s built on trust and transparency, in turn allowing us to meet their expectations regardless of our own internal capacity? As a supplier, how do we communicate our strategic capabilities in a way that addresses a builder’s cycle time challenges?
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