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Steven Jarvis, Preconstruction Manager, McCarthy Building Companies Water Group

About Steven Jarvis, Preconstruction Manager, McCarthy Building Companies Water Group

Steven Jarvis is a preconstruction manager with McCarthy Water who specializes in collaborative-delivery projects. During his tenure with McCarthy he has had the opportunity to work on more than $800M worth of collaborative-delivery water projects. His builder’s perspective has been developed though his years of experience working onsite at building projects. In his current preconstruction role, his builder’s perspective helps clients and designers optimize the budget and schedule of their projects while also creating certainty at the early stages of design.

How Do You Achieve a High-Performing Team for Construction Management at-Risk (CMAR) Projects While Avoiding Off-Ramps?

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Every team that starts a CMAR project wants the end result to be successful. So, why are some projects successful and others end with owners choosing to enact the off-ramp clause and terminate the contract? When an owner decides to pursue the off-ramp clause, it often means that a major disagreement with some aspect of the project has occurred—either the projected costs to construct the project are over the budget or the approach is not in alignment with the owner’s goals. Off-ramp provisions in contracts are essential to protecting owners, but when the off-ramp is enacted, the result is a delay in the overall project schedule and perhaps increased project costs.

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Topics: CMAR, McCarthy, Off-Ramp.