The roles of designers and contractors are being combined for more and more construction projects, an approach that comes with both benefits and risks. Several methods of project delivery are commonly in use, none of which is entirely exclusive — different projects may include different and overlapping roles for owner, designer and contractor. In my latest column for the Daily Journal of Commerce I compare three methods of project delivery — “design-bid-build,” construction manager” or “CM,” and “design-build” — and outline some advantages, and risks, inherent to each as well as means of protection against the risks. Read the full article here.

Originally published as an Op-Ed by the Oregon Daily Journal of Commerce on March 18, 2021.