What’s the Best Construction Delivery Method for YOUR School?

When it comes to construction ventures, school districts must address how to best deliver new construction and renovation projects.

Choosing the right project delivery system is a critical part of the decision-making process. These are the three most common methods:

Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR)

When Shockey acts as your Construction Manager at Risk, we function as your pricing, scheduling, and logistical consultant during preconstruction and as the equivalent of a general contractor during the construction phase. This method is best suited for large renovation or new construction projects that have a strict schedule and may be susceptible to changes due to multiple phases, unusual complexity, or a large amount of coordination between disciplines.

Design-Build (D-B)

Design-build is a construction delivery method where the designer and Shockey are hired as one team from the beginning, under one contract with Shockey. With this delivery method, Shockey controls costs through the design and construction phases of the work. Further, as the owner, you have a single source of responsibility (and liability) for the entire project. Correctly executed, the design-build delivery method can result in significant cost savings and faster project delivery.

Competitive Bid (Design-Bid-Build) 

This traditional “low-bid” method is best suited for projects that are well-defined, fully-designed, and not subject to change. It is ideal for repeat work (such as a school prototype) where the design product is well known. Under this model, Shockey acts as your general contractor. 

As the Partner of Choice, Shockey offers expertise, innovation, and value in construction. Long-term relationships with school divisions and local governments have been a hallmark of our work throughout our history; we’d love to put our know-how to work for you.

Learn more about partnering with Shockey on your school district’s next new construction, expansion, or renovation project by contacting us today.