Author Archives: Kyle M. Kruger, PE, Water Implementation Leader, Garver

About Kyle M. Kruger, PE, Water Implementation Leader, Garver

Kyle Kruger is Garver’s water implementation leader and currently serves as the chair of the WDBC advisor group. He has worked on a wide array of water and wastewater projects, providing both design and construction oversight. Over his career, Kyle has designed numerous water and wastewater process projects and developed extensive experience with construction observation and administration. His valuable knowledge of working and coordinating directly with contractors has enabled him to take on the stresses of project construction, allowing clients to rest assured that he is taking on the day-to-day concerns. Additionally, Kyle has advised numerous clients on how to lower construction costs, create competitive bidding on contracts and materials, and sequence projects to fit within clients’ budgets and address immediate needs with flexibility to address future requirements/growth.

Mitigating Market Volatility During Construction Through Collaborative Delivery Methods

Across the board, supply chain issues and rising costs are impacting engineering and construction projects. The costs of construction materials have elevated over the past year due to growing demand and major disruptions to production fueled by the pandemic. These disruptions are responsible for construction material shortages much like the auto industry is facing with microchip shortages. And with more engineering and construction projects ramping up as the pandemic is winding down, the demand is increasing but the availability of materials can’t keep up. Materials that once took six weeks to have delivered on site can now take over a year. Some suppliers have even closed their books for the remainder of this year because of the strained availability of their materials. Suppliers are also hesitant to guarantee prices for extended periods because of the volatility in price and strained availability for the raw materials. Quotes previously honored for up to 90 days are now only good for as little as 24 hours.

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Topics: Collaborative Delivery, Garver.

Owner Advisors Help You Keep Control of Your Collaborative Delivery Project

With a rise in use of collaborative delivery, owners have begun finding ways to make the process easier and reduce stressful oversight on their end. Collaborative delivery methods are often complex with multiple contractors and moving pieces as part of the day-to-day tasks. Because of this complexity, owners may be hesitant to transition from design-bid-build given their unfamiliarity. That’s where an owner advisor comes in.

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Topics: Garver, Owner Advisor.