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Dimand researches construction project delivery methods

Ana Maria Dimand

Ana-Maria Dimand, assistant professor of Public Policy and Administration in the School of Public Service, recently co-authored a study for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing. Co-authored with Andrea Patrucco of Florida International University, Job Order Contracting as an Alternative Project Delivery Method: Challenges and Opportunities explores challenges and opportunities associated with job order contracting construction

Dimand’s research found that:

  • JOC contracts require a lower procurement process duration and fewer employees involved.
  • JOC contracts are comparable to other project delivery methods in terms of transaction costs.
  • JOC contracts (using a 3rd party intermediary or not) favor trust generation with contractors and prevent opportunistic behaviors.