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Stakeholder Involvement Key to Design-Build Delivery Success

Contributor: Swinerton Blogger   |   February 11, 2015   |   Image Gallery »
Stakeholder Involvement Key to Design-Build Delivery Success

Swinerton Builders Colorado completed construction of the Douglas County Justice Center expansion project in October—the dedication of our design-build team stands apart in defining the project’s success. After 10 months of design overlapping with 19 months of construction, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department now has a Special Management Infirmary Pod to treat inmates with medical and mental health issues. The expansion project also features a renovated booking and administration area which composes a more efficient and safer area for employees as well as a new two-story parking structure for employees and visitors—all within 180,000 square feet.

Project success is directly connected to the involvement of all stakeholders. Swinerton began with a partnering and planning workshop attended by repeat-client Douglas County Government, Facilities Management, the Sheriff’s Department staff, and the design-build team—including GKK Works, Ricci Greene Associates, and S.A. Miro. The project team then established decision making protocols and accountability while maintaining active stakeholder involvement for the duration of the project. Throughout design, construction, and closeout, Swinerton’s approach was open-book and open dialogue regarding the budget, schedule, and progress. The diligent efforts of the team resulted in a community asset that helps save taxpayer money and County resources.