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Title: EM165-21 - Using Project Delivery and Contract Strategy Tools - Instructor's Guide
Publication Date: 12/1/2003
Product Type: Education Module
Status: Supporting Product
Pages: 0

This module focuses on Project Delivery and Contract Strategy (PDCS) selection. A PDCS defines the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in a project, then establishes the project execution framework. The PDCS-selection tool helps owners determine the PDCS most appropriate for their capital projects by considering relevant alternatives, identifying project objectives early in project development, and systematically considering all key decision variables. This tool assists owner-contractor teams seeking effective project execution strategies.

Education modules are not available for download from the Internet.

This publication contains:

  • PowerPoint® presentation files
  • RS165-1, Owner’s Tool for Project Delivery and Contract Strategy Selection
  • IR165-2, Owner’s Tool for Project Delivery and Contract Strategy Selection: User’s Guide, Second Edition
  • RR165-11, “Characteristics of Integrated Project Delivery and Contract Strategies”
  • RR165-12, “Project Delivery and Contract Strategy Selection”

Module Length: 4 hours


Abstract

This course focuses on Project Delivery and Contract Strategy (PDCS) selection. A project delivery and contract strategy defines the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved in a project and how the owner will pay for services. A project delivery and contract strategy also establishes the project execution framework. A structured and integrated decision support tool that can aid owners in selecting the most appropriate project delivery and contract strategy for their capital projects is presented. The PDCS tool is applied using exercises and a case study during this course.

The research conducted by CII Research Team 165 to develop the PDCS selection tool found that this tool:

  • Promotes consideration of a larger set of relevant alternatives in the PDCS selection process.
  • Encourages decision-makers to identify and focus on project objectives and other critical factors early in project development.
  • Enhances insight into PDCS selection through systematic consideration of all key decision variables.
  • Provides a defensible rationale for PDCS selection based on quantification of alternatives.