29 Jan Best Value System Documents Performance of City’s Public Works Department Projects
By Jake Smithwick, Dean Kashiwagi
The risk of deviations on construction projects has been high. However, without a methodology to identify the sources of project cost and time deviations, construction deviations have been a necessary part of the project. The City of Rochester recently adopted the best value PIPS approach to minimizing project risk. It has minimized the need for client project management and also changed the paradigm of delivering the project. It has identified a major source of project deviation as the client and their design representative. It has also shown the need for the participants to use a different paradigm of being proactive instead of reactive.