Leveraging Early Contractor Involvement: Construction Manager–General Contractor Project Delivery

The use of construction manager-general contractor (CM/GC) project delivery, also called CM-at-risk, is growing in the transportation industry. In this method, the construction contractor is selected before the design is complete, the construction price is fixed, and then the contractor is awarded the contract. This article describes CM/GC project delivery, discusses the opportunities and barriers of qualifications-based selection (QBS), and looks at possible CM/GC variations. The experience of Utah DOT with QBS, and best value (BV) selection with unit pricing is used to demonstrate the benefits of early contractor involvement.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 26-29
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 316
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01678078
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 20 2018 9:21AM