Prefabrication played a major role in quickening construction.

Trade partners are still the odd men out during the early stages of many projects, which can make conflicts, change orders, and delays during construction more likely.

To avoid potential snafus on its new Ambulatory Health Center in Greenfield, Wis., Advocate Aurora Health and the real estate developer Cobalt Partners formed an integrated project team with the general contractor CG Schmidt, the national design firm HGA Architects and Engineers, the mechanical contractor J.F. Ahern, and the commercial electrician Staff Electric, the latter two under a Trade Management Partners (TMP) agreement.

“Advocate Aurora Health is leading the industry in integrated project delivery,” says Cory Powers, CPD, Principal and Project Manager for HGA’s energy and infrastructure group.

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