Design and construction are imperfect processes with a variety of inherent uncertainties. Given that reality, it is extremely important for project teams to identify, anticipate and mitigate the conditions and factors that drive uncertainty, or construction risks. Construction owners must adjust their expectations of project team performance to align with reasonable and achievable metrics that truly benefit the project. The Managing Uncertainty and Expectations in Building Design and Construction SmartMarket Report, produced in partnership with the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, demonstrates key findings with owners, architects and contractors:
The objective for this initiative is to advance the level of shared understanding among owners, design professionals and construction firms about the mutual challenges they face in building design and construction. This will help to shift the conversation from blame and recovery for unanticipated problems to proactive and collaborative ways to reduce their occurrence and to performance metrics that foster these behaviors.
In addition to the AIA Large Firm Roundtable, Dodge Data & Analytics wishes to thank the other industry leaders who provided support and guidance to this research in order to bring this important study to the market. Those organizations include the premier industry partners of AIA, Autodesk and DBIA; and industry partners AGC, Graphisoft and the Lean Construction Institute.
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