To deal with facility renovation, repair, and sustainability an alternative to design-bid-build (DBB) is required.
DBB is inefficient, too costly and too slow and is not performance-based, nor does it encourage collaboration or quality.
Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the building, not just construction costs including renovation, repair costs, and associated modifications have to be factored over the next 10-20 years at a minimum, as well as life-time operations costs.
While IPD and BIM offer the promise of collaboration among owners, constractors and AE’s to a plan construct, or modify a building that meets long-term needs; otherwise not possible with design-bid-build; JOC / Job Order Contracting is a proven method deployable today for facility repair, renovation, and sustainability construction project that meets all criteria for collaborative, quality, time shortening, an a performance-based approach.
Furthermore, from a “green” sustainability perspective, there isn’t a single larger (multi-building) portfolio owner that can meet future energy reduction requirement via new “LEED” or similar building alone.
Existing building retrofit will be the key, and JOC is well suited to the task of associated shell, HVAC, lighting, and other energy related projects.
BIM will certainly play a role, especially as 4D, 5D BIM becomes are reality. That said, however, an efficient CONSTRUCTION DELIVERY METHOD MUST be integrated with any BIM strategy. Again… JOC meets the performance requirements.
With 66% of facility owners primarly using DBB / use design-bid-build yet only 23% believing it offers the best value, the accelerating adoption of JOC isn’t surprising.