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Title: IR133-2 - Project Delivery System Selection Workbook
Publication Date: 12/1/1999
Product Type: Implementation Resource
Status: Archived Tool
Pages: 40
This publication has been archived, but is available for download for informational purposes only.

Guides an owner, planner, or stakeholder of a facility through a project delivery system selection process. Will help the user better understand the proven performance of each delivery system and how it can impact business, and be able to select the best system suited to the particular facility goals. Contains a six-step guideline that serves as a tool to select the right project delivery system.
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The Project Delivery System Selector is based on an analysis of 351 general building projects built in the U.S. from 1990 to 1996. Industry perspectives, experiences, and lessons learned have also been incorporated. This manual guides an owner, planner, or stakeholder of a facility through a research-based project delivery selection process. The user achieves three results by using this guide. They are:

  1. A better understanding of the proven performance of each project delivery system and how it can impact their business
  2. A project delivery system best suited for their particular facility goals
  3. An awareness of project characteristics of highly successful projects and ways to create these characteristics on their project, regardless of which project delivery system is used

This guide takes the core lessons learned from a variety of public and private sector clients and has packaged them in the form of suggested practices for the user to consider when faced with project delivery decisions. Of particular importance is the ability to recognize that certain project characteristics consistently appear on the highest performing projects. These characteristics thus are considered extremely critical to the success of a project, regardless of the project delivery system employed.