The Bridging Method, a hybrid of the traditional design/bid/build and design/build methodologies, was created by George Heery, FAIA, RIBA, FCMAA, one of the industry¿s earliest pioneers of construction program management.
Owners such as the California Polytechnic State University, the U.S. General Services Administration, Georgia Institute of Technology, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Dept. of State and many major business corporations have employed the Bridging Method to obtain better results from their construction programs.
Bridging can help owners accomplish the following:
- Cut costs for a fully equivalent end product
- Dramatically reduce the Owner's exposure to contractor initiated change orders
- Reduce exposure to claims
- Eliminate or reduce costs/delays/disputes in fixing "bugs" discovered after occupancy
- Project acceleration
- And, much, much more!
Throughout the webinar, Mr. Heery will explain how The Bridging Method works and give specific examples of projects that utilized Bridging successfully.
Who Will Benefit?
This recorded training webinar is a must if you're an arbitrator or mediator, or you're a public or private owner, construction manager, contractor, subcontractor, architect or engineer interested in looking for ways to manage their projects more efficiently implementing the bridging method.
George Heery, FAIA RIBA FCMAA
George Heery is one of a handful of American design and construction professionals who led the development of the new profession of construction management and construction program management. His experience involves a wide variety of building types featuring extraordinarily successful projects. Over the course of his 58-year career, Mr. Heery has developed advanced project management procedures for controlling time and cost through the pre-design, design and construction phases of projects. Mr. Heery and his father, architect C. Wilmer Heery, founded Heery & Heery Architects in 1952. George Heery became its CEO in 1961 and led the firm, later known as Heery International, to become a 500-person, multi-disciplinary professional corporation with offices throughout the United States and Europe. In 1986 Mr. Heery and his colleagues sold Heery International to British interests.
He is widely known as one of the earliest pioneers in the development of the profession of construction program management and as the primary developer of the Bridging Method of Project Delivery. His range of experience has included projects in the fields of government, higher education, health care, K-12 education, research, sports and athletics, corporate facilities and a host of infrastructure projects including water, waste water, utilities and highway systems.
Mr. Heery is now Chairman of the Brookwood Group in Atlanta, GA. He holds BS and B. Arch degrees from Georgia Tech, completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School and is a frequent lecturer on Best Practices for Owners in construction procurement. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects having lived and practiced in London and the EU for several years while leading Heery International, and a Fellow of the Construction Management Association of America.