An Evolving Industry

Mar 16, 2019

Business Models In Construction

The method(s) in which a project is delivered in the construction industry has evolved significantly over the last several decades. Contractors who were once one-trick-ponies are now forced to undertake roles as design-builders and construction managers because of the diverse skillsets that many of the industry’s leading competitors possess. However, one of the most prominent changes in recent years is the role that the client(s) chooses to play in the building process. As a result, the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) system has become more and more of an appealing method to clients because of the hands-on approach they are able to maintain throughout the duration of a project.

In addition, the IPD method not only chooses to include the client as part of the building process, but the community as a whole. The IPD business model is designed to include people, systems, business structures, and practices when delivering a project. It is designed to utilize and ‘build’ off the strengths and practices of anyone who will be affected by the construction duration and/or the result of the project. This inclusiveness is done with the intent to give the final product added value, create more awareness about environmental impacts, and attempt to create an easy transition between building stages.

Using IPD In Our Work

To put it simply, IPD is a method that attempts to achieve everyone’s objectives. At McDonald Brothers Construction, we are constantly evolving and expanding our scope of delivery methods, in order to produce the best results for our client possible. Although the project is still in the design stages, MBC has structured a business plan that will use the IPD method for the construction of the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena and Community Centre, located in the Township of Minden Hills, Ontario.

For this project, McDonald Brothers Construction will likely act as the primary Construction Manager, while Parkin Architects Limited will take the role as the Architectural Consultant. In addition, our team will also be comprised of Goodkey Weedmark & Associates, who will act as the lead Electrical & Mechanical Engineer, while Cimco Refrigeration will act as the Refrigeration Consultant / Contractor, and McIntosh Perry will be the Structural Consultant. All five companies will work in collaboration, alongside the Township of Minden Hills, in order to produce a facility that will serve the Township in the best way possible, without cutting any corners during the building process.