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Delivery Models

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Integrated Project Delivery

An IPD project uses a multi-party contract with a collective management of risk. This approach aligns parties in a co-located space at an early stage in project development to define values and design to cost. This reduces layered transactional costs while also providing schedule and cost value to the owner. IPD projects are open-book, with Bird tracking and reporting to the owner to demonstrate cost and value. 

IPD culture is empowered, collaborative, and communicative, making it an ideal platform for the deployment of Lean tools and techniques. Lean is about adding value for the customer by eliminating waste during the design and construction process. Bird’s expertise in Lean project management maximizes efficiency through all phases of design and construction of your project. All IPD projects use technology to complement and support this process with real-time digital design and documentation.
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Public-Private Partnerships

Bird has an exceptional record of performance in the public-private partnership (P3) market and is ranked among the top companies in Canada based on the number of projects reaching financial close and successful delivery. Supporting our P3 initiatives is our fundamental design-build experience and strength as well as our ability to efficiently manage unique commercial and legal structures associated with P3 projects. Additional P3 capabilities include equity participation - Bird has arranged debt financing on capital markets and injected equity in project companies and is well-known and respected in the financial community.

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Design-Build/Engineering, Procurement, Construction

With over 50 years of design-build/EPC experience, we have a proven ability to develop creative solutions in today's competitive market while managing the design and schedule risk to meet your expectations. Bird assumes sole responsibility for fulfillment of the complete project and assembles expert design teams that provide innovative and competitive solutions. With an integrated design-build team, there is no need for large construction contingencies to cover shortfalls in the construction documents.

The design-build/EPC process provides an environment that encourages and maximizes collaboration as well as establishes clear responsibility to ensure that the project performs as specified.

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Construction Management

We provide a full range of construction management services including pre-construction services, cost-benefit analysis, life cycle costing, and value engineering. Additional capabilities include construction tendering, schedule, cost reporting, and project control systems that are customized using our software platform to meet each of our clients' unique requirements.

Our teams are skilled at leveraging these services to successfully deliver projects with tight timelines and limited budgets. This informs our team approach which strategically controls the five key elements that are critical to your project: time, quality, flexibility, risk, and cost.

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General Contracting

Bird has decades of stipulated sum project experience, yielding valuable data that supports our competitive edge. With a long history of delivering fixed price projects on time and on budget, Bird has developed a solid reputation among subcontractors for integrity, well-organized projects, safety, and adherence to schedule.

Active in major urban centres in Canada, Bird has developed extensive local knowledge that includes key relationships with local subcontractors, labour forces, and suppliers. Our management style attracts competitive pricing from quality subcontractors resulting in superior projects delivered with cost certainty.