Owner/Contractor Partnerships in Construction.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING
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This report was written from the perspective of a graduate student with about two years work experience administering construction contracts for the U.S. Navy. This work experience, as well as the excellent educational assistance from the University of Florida, interviews with industrial leaders and information gathered from numerous other sources, formed the basis of this report. Due to the past work experience in public contracts and expected future in the same area, this report will emphasize the comparisons between private and public contracting and the application of Partnering in public contracting. In the first part of this report the current construction contract management methods will be reviewed and analyzed. Emphasis will be on the advantages and disadvantages of each method, distribution of risk, and the contractor and owner goals. The second part of the report will discuss the application of a concept known as partnering to construction contracts. Again, application of this method to public contracts will be emphasized. A majority of this discussion will focus on the application of Partnering on a Corp of Engineers project with Fru-Con Construction Company to construct the Oliver Lock and Dam, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. kr
- Administration and Management