Owners, designers and contractors all have roles and responsibilities in delivering a project on schedule. To stay on that schedule requires engagement, partnership, extensive communication and cohesive management among a design-build team.

In the latest episode of Managing the Risk, RS&H Design-Build Manager Rob Smedley, AIA, joins host Chad Walker to discuss challenges with managing the design phase of design-build projects and preserving claims for impacts to the design schedule.

Smedley is not only the design-build manager for Buildings at RS&H, but he also serves as both the National and Florida Region Membership Chair of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). In the episode, he offers insight into the design-builder’s and owner’s role in maintaining the design schedule, and the importance of communication between all participants in the project. Based on his past experience, Smedley provides real world examples of breakdowns in the management of the design phase.

You can listen to the entire podcast on Stitcher, Google Play or iTunes.

About the Podcast

Managing The Risk is a podcast for the construction industry hosted by Chad Walker, a partner of RWZA Law. Podcast episodes cover strategies for navigating risks inherent in construction projects, with a focus on legal, insurance and regulatory topics.

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Joe VanHoose
Joe VanHoose
Joe is a storyteller with more than a decade of experience in media relations, with particular specialty in writing and promoting. He can be reached at joe.vanhoose@rsandh.com.