Posts Tagged ‘diagram’

How Does Bridging Work?

Friday, January 15th, 2010

I’ve been asked if I can boil the Bridging method down into a short narrative description.

Basically, Bridging is a hybrid of the traditional Design-Bid-Build method and the Design-Build method that retains the best features of both in terms of the Owner’s best interests and eliminates the aspects of those two delivery methods that often cause problems for the Owner.

In Bridging, the Owner engages a design firm, usually an architectural firm for most building projects. This entity is referred to as the Owner’s Design Consultant (“ODC”). The ODC prepares a set of bid documents (or negotiation documents) that, in its preparation, require about the same level of (more…)

How Is a Bridging Project Organized?

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Organization of a Bridging Method Project

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of the Bridging method we should understand the arrangements between all the parties in a Bridging program. Consulting the diagram above, any well run project of any size will have either an internal or external contract Program Manager who is technically and managerially competent, and to whom all parties (more…)