In this delivery, as the Construction Manager (CM), CANA becomes an integral part of the team at an early stage in the project. CANA works with the client and consultant team, as well as key trades during design, to oversee such elements as schedule, cost, construction methodology, and procurement strategies.
The consultants complete the design and the construction documents with input from CANA and the engaged trade contractors. This type of collaboration and communication from the start fosters a commitment to performance that has led to many successful projects.
There are inherent benefits to Construction Management including expertise from the CM and key trades, value engineering, best value, and sequential tendering to accelerate the schedule.
In Project Management, CANA acts on behalf of the client and is engaged to manage the entire project, including the design. In this case, CANA acts as a direct liaison with the major stakeholders to ensure the program and scope is properly defined and understood. We then would translate that information to the design and construction teams to meet the budget and schedule.
Project Management allows the client to have a single point of contact accountable to ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget. This allows the client to meet the programmatic needs of the project with the least amount of effort on their behalf.
The benefits of Project Management delivery include those associated with Construction Management, as well as single-source accountability for design and construction. CANA has been praised by clients for our strategies and execution on projects under the Project Management delivery.
In Design-Build, CANA’s team, the contractors and consultants are selected as one entity. CANA acts as the Design-Build Lead and carries contracts directly with the Prime Consultant and sub-contractors. This approach reduces design efforts by increasing collaboration between the contractors and consultants.
Design-Build delivery offers opportunities for fast-tracking and starting construction before design is complete, which can be beneficial from a schedule perspective. In this case, CANA also assumes all risks associated with project delivery by committing to a guaranteed maximum price to design and construct the project.
This traditional contract type often referred to as design-bid-build, is most common for public sector clients. CANA provides bids for the work based on complete drawings by the consultant team. When CANA becomes the winning firm, we are responsible for completion of construction.
Although the schedule is typically longer for this type of delivery, escalation and other cost risks are taken on by CANA, providing cost certainty to the client.