Leaders seek savings on big projects
By Matt Roy | Daily Independent
New construction projects are popping up every day across the Valley as cities and other public agencies try to meet the needs of one of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas.
From a future fire station in Surprise to the ongoing streetcar system being built in Tempe, publicly funded infrastructure and facility projects increasingly employ alternative project delivery methods.
The construction manager at risk method (or CM@R to employ the industry jargon) is one of these newer processes.
In Surprise — where voters approved construction of several projects as part of $59.5 million general obligation bond in 2017 — Fire Station 308 is out for bid as a CM@R project worth $7.1 million.