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Project Delivery Method  Criteria

Project Delivery Method  Criteria (PDMC) are the project delivery method selection and management criteria impacted by the Decision-making Profile Characteristics (DMPC). These criteria were developed from an extensive AEC literature review on project delivery method selection and management.

Delivery Timeframe: The total time that it takes from project conception to project completion, in addition to total time duration for activities.

Predictability: The ability to infer the outcomes of events based on accurate forecasting and analysis in relation to hitting cost and schedule targets, as well as other owner requirements.

Size/Scope: The physical size of the project and how well defined the project scope is in relation to the project’s vision including goals, deliverables, tasks, and deadlines.

Management Flexibility: Project leaders’ willingness to change, make modifications to projects, and compromise. The ability to make flexible choices, use flexible processes, and work iteratively.

Owner Involvement: The owners desired level of involvement in the project, including communications, leadership, and decision making.

Project Risk Tolerance: The owner’s readiness to take risks on a project and make potentially risky modifications in a project.

Technical Complexity: The technical difficulty and intricacy of building systems, which could be brought out by sustainable initiatives,  in a construction project.

Early Collaboration: The involvement of stakeholders (e.g., end users, maintenance)  and construction team members earlier in the design process from the project onset. 

Stakeholder Complexity: The diversity of stakeholders and team members involved in the project, who come with their differing project objectives, goals, desires, and add complexity to goal alignment.