2013 Global Construction Survey

In 2013, KPMG interviewed executives from 165 engineering and construction companies around the world, serving a range of markets including energy, power, industrial, healthcare/pharmaceutical, manufacturing, mining, education and government.

Key findings:

1. “66 percent feel that national governments’  infrastructure plans are the single biggest driver of market growth”

2. Slow recovery / growth continuing with “stable or higher margins”

3. “budget deficits and public funding is the biggest barrier to growth”

4. Growth areas: “power and energy top the list by a significant distance, other target sectors include water, rail, mining, and roads and bridges”

5. Standardization is critical to improving “project and risk management”.  “Whenever new people start on a project, they bring with them different processes. To spread good practices,  contractors can increase their use of… ” cost estimating and …. “project management software and step up training…. consolidate project delivery, and tighten
all leakages as much as possible.”

6. “Become a strategic partner to clients’ businesses By working more closely with clients from all sectors….”

via http://www.4Clicks.com – Premier cost estimating and efficient project delivery software solutions for JOC, SABER, IDIQ, MATOC, SATOC, MACC, POCA, BOA, BOS … featuring an exclusively enhanced 400,000 line item RSMeans Cost Database, visual estimating/automatic quantity take off ( QTO),  and collaborative contract/project/document management, all in one application.   Our technology is currently serving over 85% of United States Air Force bases and rapidly growing numbers of other DOD and non-DOD (United States Army Corps of Engineers,  Army, GSA, Homeland Security, VA..) federal departments/agencies, as well as state/county/local governments, colleges/universities, healthcare,  and airports/transportation.  RSMeans Strategic Partner.



Job Order Contracting – JOC – Certificate Program

The Alliance For Construction Excellence



ACE Job Order Contracting (JOC) Certificate Program

Mondays,  4:30 – 8:00 p.m.

 October 29th – March 4th (15 weeks)
Four Monday classes will not be held due to the holidays
Location: To be Confirmed 

The ACE Job Order Contracting (JOC) Certificate Program is an in-person, 56 hour program that will result in attendees receiving their JOC Professional Certification upon completeion of the program and the passing of the Certification exam.
Sessions will cover:

  • Different Project Delivery Methods and their applications
  • Basic elements of JOC
  • Requirements of a Successful JOC Program and is it the right method
  • JOC Operations including how to set up a JOC Program
  • Roles and Responsibilities of those involved
  • Individual Job Order to include Preconstruction Services, Scope of Work, Price schedule and change orders
  • How to manage a JOC Program to include training, reporting, communication tools, relationship building techniques and audits
  • Job Order Pricing
  • JOC Selection Process
  • Legal considerations and contracts which are key to a successful JOC Program
  • JOC Operations Manual
  • Collaborative Thinking to ensure win-win-win results
  • Case Studies weaved throughout the 15 weeks take students into real-life experiences

Instructors to Include:

Gary Aller, Director, Alliance for Construction Excellence

Charlie Bowers, LEED AP, Centennial Contractors Enterprises

Hank Traeger, Retired, Alliance for Construction Excellence

Mark Powell, LEED AP, Kosten Technik International


ACE JOCCP is perfect course for:

Developers, Owners, Construction Managers, Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Subcontractors, and Residential, Civil, & Commercial Construction Professionals
There are no prerequisites to enroll in this program, but basic knowledge about the construction process will be assumed. A certificate of completion will be awarded for successful completion of the course and 5.6 noncredit CEU’s will be awarded for those who attend and successfully complete the 56 hours of instruction (3 absences are allowed to receive full CEU’s).



Registration Fee
ACE Members — $3295    l     Non-Members  — $3635
Register Online:

If you have not registered for meetings online, please click LOGIN button for information on creating your ACE website account.
If you have any questions, contact the ACE office at 480-965-4246.


Don’t Forget to Download your Presentation Files!

Registering for a Task Force Meeting gives you access to the presentation materials! Find them here!
Explore and download three years worth of Task Force Meeting and Seminar Presentations, all available for download in our archive.
Interested inRenewable Energy?

InterestedinProject Delivery Methods?

Interestedin Public Private Partnerships?

InterestedinBuilding Information Modeling?

Click here to view our entire archive!

Online Training
Offering the flexibility to learn at your own pace!
Featured Courses:

Preconstruction Services for Vertical Projects 1: Architect/Engineer

Common Elements of Contractor Failure (and How to Avoid Them!)

Energy Modeling for LEED

Click here to view all our online courses

Stay Up to Date with ACE!

Get the ACE app for your smart phone!

Main ACE Office
P.O. Box 870204
Tempe, AZ 85287-0204
(480) 965-4246


Job order contracting – JOC –  is an innovative procurement technique designed to provide more responsive facility maintenance, repair, sustainability,  and minor construction.  It is intended to significantly reduce engineering and procurement lead-times by awarding a competitively bid, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity, multitask contract (IDIQ)  to a single general contractor. The contract consists of detailed task specifications for a multitude of real property maintenance activities encountered within a specific geographic area.

Use of a job order contract (JOC) avoids separate design, specification, and construction contracting actions. Prepriced units of work are used to help streamline the process. The contracts are awarded by competitive procedures. Upon award, a contractor receives individual task orders, also called delivery orders, based on continued levels of high performance. This incentive mechanism is unique to JOCs.

JOCs are based on a proprietary or commercially available unit price book (UPB) that lists all tasks encompassed by a contract with a corresponding unit price. The vast majority of JOC contracts use RSMeans Cost Data in some manner.  4Clicks Solutions, LLC offers  exclusively enhanced 400,000+ line item RSMeans Cost Data access inclusive of full line item descriptions and modifiers.  This UPB can be localized and supplemented with client specific line items and place within a power, easy-to-use software solution that automates many aspects and helps to assure consistency of JOC implementations.
In making offers on the JOC contract, offerers propose multipliers  or coefficients  for work performed during normal working hours, and for work performed during other than normal hours.
Multiplying the UPBs unit prices by the appropriate coefficient determines the total price. Should the task order include supplemental items that the UPB does not identify, the contractor and the owner jointly determine a fair price for these items. These items are added to the UPB work for a total cost of completing a task order. The items that are not included in the UPB are called either non-prepriced items (NPIs) or non-prepriced work (NPP).

(above adapted from Logistics Management Institute – Improving the Army’s Job Order Contracting Program, via http://www.4Clicks.com)