Here’s a good article about the trends we’re seeing from the traditional design/bid/build to the design/partner/build
Small and medium engineering and architectural firms are having a tough time in the alternative delivery market. At a recent conference of engineering consultants, small firms (less than 50 employees) identified this as a top three area of concern. They identified that they feel compelled to participate in the market and to agree to terms in which they are not comfortable. This threatens their very existence. The good news is that there is now substantial history from which to learn and owners are outsourcing project planning services more than prior to the recession. So, there is a large opportunity for the educated and disciplined firms.
Understanding services connected to the alternative delivery approach is critical for all professional services firms because the alternative delivery market is here to stay and is growing fast. ENR Magazine (June 9, 2014) reports that Design-Build revenue rose 4 years in a…
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