Author Archives: Gerry Torres, DBIA, Manager of Preconstruction & Estimating Services, PCL Construction

About Gerry Torres, DBIA, Manager of Preconstruction & Estimating Services, PCL Construction

Gerry has 20+ years of hands-on experience in water and wastewater treatment projects, including estimating, preconstruction, and project operations on design-bid-build and collaborative delivery (design-build and CMAR) projects. He has an extensive background in cost-effective planning and has solid relationships with local and regional subcontractors and vendors. Gerry is also a certified design-build professional and has worked as the manager of preconstruction and estimating services at PCL Construction for the past three years.

Developing the Right Team for Success on Your Next Design-Build Project

Pursuing, winning, and successfully executing design-build projects requires having the right team in place for the project. The “right” team has the experience and diversity to foster creativity and increase the quality of solutions for the owner while identifying and addressing the unique challenges associated with the project.

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Topics: Design-Build, PCL.

Best Practices for Accelerating a Design-Build Project Schedule

Compared to the traditional design-bid-build method, design-build delivery can accelerate design and construction schedules by 20% to 30%. Many cities and counties have implemented new fast-tracked permitting review processes to reduce the turnaround time for issuing permits, which are critical to maintaining the construction schedule.

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Topics: Design-Build, PCL.