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[Case Study] MetroHealth Campus Transformation Project: Design & Construction in a Rapidly Changing Environment (4 of 4)

By Robert A. Hager, Esq. and Paula Selvaggio, RPLU   The Cogence Alliance Resource Committee has committed to “tell the story,” through various case studies, concerning how the use of collaborative design and construction methods is positively impacting the construction industry.  Our 4th article in this MetroHealth Campus Transformation Project series is based on an …

[Case Study] MetroHealth – A Case Study on Collaboration (3 of 4)

MetroHealth – A Case Study on Collaboration – September 2, 2022 By Robert A. Hager, Esq and Paula M. Selvaggio, RPLU The is the 3rd article in a series featuring the MetroHealth Transformation project using the Cogence Alliance philosophy of working in a collaborative environment. Walter Jones, the leader of this transformational project describes the …

[Case Study] MetroHealth Campus Transformation Project: Building a Culture of Collaboration (2 of 4)

The Cogence Alliance Resource Committee has committed to “tell the story,” through various case studies, concerning how the use of collaborative design and construction methods is positively impacting the construction industry. Our second article in this series is an interview with Walter Jones on “Building a Culture of Collaboration”. BUILDING A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION By …

[Case Study] MetroHealth Campus Transformation Project: Interview with Walter Jones (1 of 4)

The Cogence Alliance Resource Committee has committed to “tell the story,” through various case studies, concerning how the use of collaborative design and construction methods is positively impacting the construction industry. We begin this series by interviewing Walter Jones, the leader of the transformational $1B project at MetroHealth Cleveland’s Main Campus known as the Campus …

Design-Assist: The Good, the Bad, and Food for Thought [PDF Download]

Design-Assist is an emerging collaborative model. The term is used to describe the strategy of engaging key construction subcontractors early in the design and pre-construction phase, to assist the design team and the construction team with value engineering, constructability analysis, and other pre-construction services. The goal is to gain more input, from more parties, earlier …

Tuwhanna Williams Design Assist

Recent Research: How and Why Collaborative Methodologies Lead to Success

Presented by Markku Allison, AIA, and Christian Pikel | Town Hall 2017 Highlights Research tells us collaborative project delivery methodologies are better…but how and why? What happens on a Lean/IPD job to make it more successful? Allison and Pikel explored these questions in their presentation at the 2017 Cogence Town Hall. Background: Two Challenges of …

Transformational Teams: Establishing a Culture to Foster Productivity, Cohesion, and Resilience

Presented by Ellen Burts-Cooper, PhD | Town Hall 2017 Highlights How do you set up a team to be productive, cohesive, and resilient? Ellen Burts-Cooper answered this question in her 2017 Town Hall Breakout Session. Here is some of her practical advice and takeaways. You can explore these topics further in Burts-Cooper’s book, aMAZEing Organizational …

Risk Drivers: Sources of Claims (PDF)

XL Catlin, one of the largest underwriters of Professional Liability Insurance for AE firms for the last 40 years, has researched and gathered data on the sources of claims in an effort to educate clients on claim avoidance. Based on this data and in concert with similar data from other insurers both in design and …

Tuwhanna Williams Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk is inherent in the design and construction industry.  Successful project outcomes are dependent on unbiased understanding of project risks. Resources to assist in understand potential risks: Summary of common risks between an Owner, Architect, Engineer, Construction Manager and Trade Contractor, an outcome from Cogence Alliance, January 2016 (PDF) Analysis of how, when and to …

Design Build

The “Design Build” delivery method is often confused with “Design Assist”.  The primary difference being the Design Build contactor is responsible for providing or hiring the engineer and therefore has responsibility and liability for the function of the systems being designed, implemented and installed for a project.  The Design Build contractor is responsible for the …

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