Partnering in Design and Construction

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Faster,cheaper,safer construction projects through partnering. Partnering: it's the innovative solution for A/E firms: contractors,subcontractors—even government agencies—to join forces with each other and with employees and clients to slash costs,and much more. Partnering in Design and Construction,by Kneeland A. Godfrey,Jr. expands the narrow single-project definition of partnering to show you how to forge multi-project or strategic relationships—develop win-win relationships with women and minority ...
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Faster,cheaper,safer construction projects through partnering. Partnering: it's the innovative solution for A/E firms: contractors,subcontractors—even government agencies—to join forces with each other and with employees and clients to slash costs,and much more. Partnering in Design and Construction,by Kneeland A. Godfrey,Jr. expands the narrow single-project definition of partnering to show you how to forge multi-project or strategic relationships—develop win-win relationships with women and minority employees—promote total quality management—and enter successful design-build contracts with design firms. And it's packed with dramatic case histories—from a drilling subcontractor who show how partnering saved his firm's reputation (and $25,000 in rework) to the Denver office of OSHA,whose groundbreaking partnering approach with contractors it calls "negotiated rulemaking. "
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Shows how to build a relationship between the general contractor, subcontractors, and designers in construction projects, featuring case histories of real projects and chapters by construction professionals. Topics include the origins of partnering, including lawyers as team members, alternative dispute resolution, partnering with foreign coworkers, and safety and quality issues. Of interest to architects, engineers, and contractors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780070240384
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Series: Construction Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.24 (w) x 9.35 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Preface
Pt. 1 Single-Project Partnering
Ch. 1 Introduction 3
Ch. 2 How Public-Sector (Fixed-Price) Partnering Got Started 19
Ch. 3 A Contractor's Partnering Baptism 31
Ch. 4 How One Contractor Switched Styles from Confrontational to Partnering 53
Ch. 5 Can Architects Return to the Construction Site via Partnering? 65
Ch. 6 One Partnering Success Secret: Set High Goals 75
Ch. 7 The Partnering Process - A Project Management Strategy to Improve Quality and Field Productivity 89
Pt. 2 Other Project Partnering Applications and Implications
Ch. 8 Case Studies in Strategic Alliances 113
Ch. 9 Your Lawyer as a Project Team Member 127
Ch. 10 Alternative Dispute Resolution as a Partnering Tool 137
Pt. 3 Nonproject Uses of Partnering
Ch. 11 Steel Erectors and OSHA Partner to Dramatically Improve Safety 165
Ch. 12 How One Contractor Partners with Its Employees 179
Ch. 13 How One Design Firm Partners with Foreign Coworkers 201
Ch. 14 How Granite Rock Co. Won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award 211
Ch. 15 Why One Contractor Calls Partnering "Project Quality Planning" 231
Ch. 16 How Partnering and Empowerment Made an MBE Effort a Winner 245
Ch. 17 How the New Model Subcontract Was Created 257
Pt. 4 Tomorrow
Ch. 18 Can Partnering Transform Design Practice? 269
Ch. 19 The Future of Partnering 283
Index 299
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