LCI Northern California Central Valley Community of Practice
Going Integrated on Hard Bid Work at UC Davis
This program leads you through building project team collaboration during your design build projects that will help to make the project a success. You will hear how we were able to create this type of team collaboration to get through a complex design-build project of an existing University of California dining commons with a compact schedule. You will also hear that by having solid teamwork and collaboration, we were able to incorporate an additional 47 change orders into the project without affecting the critical end date of the schedule.
Using teamwork and collaboration with our trade partners and designers during the bidding process, allowed us to create a set of construction drawings. By showing this type of collaborative effort early in the life of the project, the Owner and end users were able to make quick, educated decisions that allowed us to turn documents around much quicker than the traditional design approval processes.
Through the implementation of team collaboration, we built trust, reliability, and accountability through the entire process from our trades, designers, the owner, the inspection team, and the end users. By asking for input and opinions on how to accomplish tasks and goals, everyone felt comfortable talking to each other and didn’t feel apprehensive about bringing up an issue or question because the team created a safe environment to allow for open communication as there was no “finger pointing” or blame. The team had the same goal, which was to deliver a quality project on time and that met the client’s needs.