WSP has developed field-proven best practices to implement projects successfully under a wide range of delivery methods. Our teams adopt innovative approaches that apply cutting-edge technology to increase the value for our customers, while implementing sound and efficient processes in a collaborative environment. Compliance and assurance are our priority throughout all project phases, and we take pride in delivering projects that fully satisfy our clients.
We offer our extensive experience managing the following delivery methods:
Alliance Contracting was born from the desire to align the interests of all stakeholders in a project, encouraging synergies and integration with two possible outcomes: Win-Win or Lose-Lose for every participant. The “pure alliance” approach is a poly-party agreement to jointly manage and share risk, cap the financial exposure of the non-owner parties and commit to no litigation.
Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)
All primary parties (including the owner, designer, and builder) form a partnership and collaborate to deliver the project, sharing risk, responsibility, and liability throughout all project phases. Different contractual relationships are common but typically include the owner having separate contracts with the project parties.
Traditional Design, Bid, Build (DBB)
Design and construction services are divided among different entities with separate contracts and separate work, customarily rolled out in sequential project phases: design, procurement, and construction.
Construction typically commences prior to the completion of the design. Project designers and contractors work with the project owner to provide architectural, design, and construction services, typically under a single contract. Variations to this contracting arrangement may include separate design and construction contracts, with construction sometimes performed under a ‘Not to Exceed’ (NTE) or ‘Guaranteed Maximum Price’ (GMP) form of contract.
A medium to long-term business venture through which a public entity contracts with the private sector (typically a team comprising a developer, financier, engineer, contractor, and operator). Many forms of PPPs exist but typically involve several or all of requirements to finance, design, construct, maintain and operate public sector infrastructure.
Construction Management at Risk (CMAR)
Under the contract with the owner for the development and design phases, the CM assumes the risk for construction performance as the equivalent of a general contractor, holding and managing all trade subcontracts during the construction phase.
Early Contractor Involvement (ECI)
Following a two-stage contracting methodology, an integrated team of the owner, engineer, and contractor collaborate from an early point in the design to shape the final requirements, prior to finalizing the construction contract.
Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC)
The detailed engineering design of the project, procurement of all the equipment and materials, and construction, commissioning, and handover of the facility is managed by a single point of responsibility contractor.
Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) /
Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management, Validation (EPCM(V))
The owner contracts a consultant team to provide front-end engineering design, procurement, and construction management services as well as overseeing the final design, construction, and commissioning, which is typically performed by a lump sum turnkey contractor.
Variations to the contracting arrangement in the industry market sector include providing documentary evidence that the design, installation, and operation of a manufacturing facility are compliant with the required standards.