Collaboration Pilot Project



  • Owner: Suncor
  • EPC: WoodGroup Mustang
  • Potential Contractors helping to frame scope definition and team charter/operating principles


Description: This work group found that collaboration is very important but hard to find best practices; still a pioneer front for industry projects. They landed on testing two concepts: collaborative construction from Robert Porter Lynch and Dr. George Jergeas and the NEC3 – UK contract model which facilitates collaboration and includes more instruction on project management practices as well as a mediator for quick dispute resolution.

Results to date:  The team had their first collaborative session bringing owner, EPC and potential contractors together to frame the project’s scope, and build a charter and operating principles to facilitate collaboration throughout the project. Suncor has purchased the NEC3 contract and is in stages of review before implementation will be needed.