We have spent time discussing the delivery methods for a project. Now it’s time to focus on the different types of contracts that are associated with construction projects. The project owner must decide which type of contract to use. The contract type is an important decision to make, as it addresses project risks.
Suppose that your firm has been hired to design and build a community center, in a small rural community. The structure should be approximately 14,000 square feet, using pre-cast concrete construction. The structure itself will be located on a four-acre plot. The community center will house various government offices and hold council meetings and other public events.
There are three possible contract types for you to examine in this assignment:
- Single fixed price
- Unit price
- Cost plus a fee (fixed or percentage)
To complete this assignment, write a short paper, 2–3 pages, in which you compare and contrast the three different contract types. In your paper:
- Identify the advantages and disadvantages of each contract type.
- Demonstrate the ways in which each type of contract addresses project risks.
- From the list of contract types, make a recommendation to a client for one specific contract type. Justify your recommendation.
Cite your sources on a separate page, according to APA format.