Innovative teamwork between Messer Construction Company and Tower Industries on a large, multi-phase residence hall project in Columbus, Ohio proved favorable after an unsettling start. The strategic actions of Messer and Tower generated a savings of nearly 30 percent on sleek solid surface showers and durable quartz vanity countertops throughout all phases of the project. Understanding their story and the degree of success will inspire a second look when contractors are faced with unfavorable outcomes.
As a design-build company, Messer was successfully awarded the residence hall construction project based on the company’s reputation, experience, and proposal. Proceeding to the construction phase, Messer first needed a signed-off copy of the first-phase drawings from the client. Messer then proceeded to assemble the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) base on the scope of work. The finalized drawings entered the bid market for pricing, and at that point, Messer discovered a serious issue. Continue reading