Inside the CDX Playbook
What's with the phases & tiers?
Slowly but surely, the AEC industry is recognizing the importance of structured data. While his industry generates a ton of data, most of it is unstructured. For technology providers to serve our demand for machine learning, predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence, there must be a decentralized framework of standards that control how projects measure time, cost, quality, and most importantly - root causes.
Each of the four phases across the project delivery lifecycle have a distinct purpose, and the terminology can be used universally across traditional hard-bid and progressive design-build delivery methods. Even more critical to identify than the four phases are the three boundaries that separate them: alignment, realization, and certification.
How would you define your project's Boundary of Realization where the "drawing of the blocks become the blocks themselves"?
Once the vertical boundaries have been defined by the project owner, the next step is assigning ownership over the 5 responsibility tiers that extend across each delivery phase. For example, the owner may hire a Construction Manger or Owner's Representative to handle the Tier 4 decisions during Phase 2 & 3, but will provide internal staff to manage Tier 4 in Phases 1 & 4. Read the graphic below for a more detailed description of each tier and its importance.