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Shared challenges: Why preconstruction is suddenly so important

September 6, 2023


Lump sum. Bid and buy. Read and rip. These were the terms that dominated preconstruction before the pandemic.

“Our industry historically has been driven by the traditional construction manager at risk model, where the owner will start with the architect and begin design before bringing the GC onboard,” said Nathan Lingard, director of design phase at Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction. “This planning and design phase of the project is a period of time where there is high uncertainty.”

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