Zen Lesson #2: Use Collaborative Construction and Hire Your Entire Team at the Start



As an Owner's Rep I lead construction teams using “Collaborative Construction.” Collaborative Construction is widely used by many design-build firms but isn't the industry standard in residential construction.

Using this approach, the entire building team is chosen at the onset of the project. This collaborative approach is based on open communication, trust instead of fear, collaboration instead of competition, shared objectives, and not shifting blame or pointing fingers.


Using this approach, the entire building team is chosen at the start of the project. This team consists of the architect, the builder, the interior designer, the owner’s representative and the client. This big team may look expensive, but it will save you thousands of dollars by the end of the project.