How You Build Makes A Difference.
MCL Construction understands there is more than one way to complete a project and our goal is to work collaboratively to assure every project we complete is done so in the most efficient way possible. As a full-service Construction Management and General Contracting firm, MCL Construction practices a variety of project delivery methods to give you a project of quality and value. Each of these services provides unique advantages for an owner. Click on the icons to the right to get a full description of our project delivery methods.
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Integrated Project Design (IPD)
This is a true team and collaborative approach to project delivery where design and construction enter into a multi-party contract. Selection of the team is based off of the qualifications of the firms. IPD is a process meant to harness the talents and insights of all participants to optimize project results, increase value to the owner, reduce waste, and bring the maximum amount of efficiency through all phases of design, fabrication, and construction. Today's buildings are more complex and intelligent than ever and the IPD allows team members to utilize the innovative and modeling process to its fullest.
Construction Manager at Risk (CMR)
The term "At Risk" refers to an established Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) on the established and agreed-upon scope of work. Once the GMP has been established, we take the risk of building the project. If the final project cost falls below the GMP, all savings are returned to the owner. Under this delivery method, the owner has separate contracts with us and the design team. As the Construction Manager at Risk, we will oversee the management of the construction process and provide the following: preconstruction services, preparation of cost models, cost impacts of design and construction decisions, scheduling, cost control, construction contract negotiations and awards, purchase of critical materials and long-lead items, and coordination of construction activities.
Under the Design-Build delivery method, the construction and design teams enter into a combined contract with the owner and establish a single source of responsibility. This delivery method minimizes the owner’s risk, reduces the amount of change orders on a project, and provides minimal construction delays.
Contractually, the owner enters into separate agreements with the construction team and the design firm. This was the most traditional way of project delivery in the 20th century. An owner hires an architect and, after the design is complete, solicits lump-sum bids for the project from multiple contractors. This delivery method, intended to encourage the most competitive bids, unfortunately, does not allow for early collaboration between the owner, design team, and contractor.