This white paper goes into detail on the project controls implemented during Pentagon renovations, how they did not work and tips on how to improve.
These elements are used in most of the construction contracts now being awarded on the Pentagon Renovation Program, and the government staff are trained or are continuing training in the implementation of these elements. Not all elements were introduced at the same time, but most have been implemented already. These contract provisions work
synergistically; that is, the project control provisions work even better because of the
environment created by the procurement provisions such as design-build and award
fee. However, the project control provisions will work well even without the companion
procurement provisions used in the Pentagon Renovation Project.
The remainder of this article will discuss the project control provisions only, not the
companion procurement provisions. These project control provisions were a reaction to
the unsatisfactory results brought about by more traditional approaches and provisions
for project control. Each traditional provision and its unsatisfactory result will be
explained, as well as a proposed improvement to the provision and our results to date.
Some of these provisions have only recently been implemented, and substantive results
will have to be documented further in the future.