Author Archives: Glenn Barin, PE, PMP, CCM, DBIA, Director, Water Program, QISG

About Glenn Barin, PE, PMP, CCM, DBIA, Director, Water Program, QISG

Glenn Barin, PE, PMP, CCM, DBIA, is a collaborative project delivery practitioner whose perspective on design-build, EPC, and CMAR has evolved in over 35 years of infrastructure improvements, rising through the ranks in construction and engineering, and delivering a variety of water and energy works across the U.S. and abroad. His fire-tested approach to safety, productivity, quality, and risk builds project delivery teams into champions that overcome challenges and moves projects forward.

Clarify to Specify

Words are important — an obvious truism and pertinent to a collaborative project delivery effort. The action item is to ‘mobilize the language’ for maximum effect in our contract documents for water/wastewater projects. First, a quick anecdote: A lawyer friend (not mutually exclusive) shared a simple and keen observation when I first worked with him on a contract review. He asked, “Know the difference between an engineer and a lawyer?” After searching my library of lawyer jokes, I had to admit ignorance of the difference. He said, “Lawyers know they’re not engineers.”

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Contracts.

Who are the Champions for Design-Build and CMAR Projects – and What is Their Journey?

not only on the wider acceptance and use of collaborative project delivery methods for water and wastewater projects, but also that the driving growth in this market depends on a sustainable and concerted approach to education. It further reveals that successful design-build and construction management at-risk projects are structured to encourage improved government regulations, accessible funding, innovative solutions, and arguably the most valuable component — industry best practices. However, attaining real success necessitates deeper commitments from all stakeholders above the status quo of traditional delivery. These committed stakeholders – defined as project “champions” – are the various organization leaders who embrace collaborative methods and make it their mission to share and promote these practices with others and persevere to improve and drive industry best practices into every project.

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Topics: CMAR, Design-Build, HDR.