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The parties to the alliance project are jointly responsible for the project until the end of the after-sales responsibility phase. This makes it important that all of the parties involved understand the implementation of the alliance model and act accordingly.
For example, when estimating costs, it is important to consider the project in its entirety and be aware that, in an alliance, a significant portion of the tasks and costs for which the customer is conventionally responsible are transferred to service providers. Therefore, in alliance tendering, the main focus should be on the utilisation and ensurance of professional skills so that the customer has the opportunity to choose the best service provider.
The implementation form of the construction project is important for the success of the project. In the project model guide, you can find different project models, the kinds of projects the model is suitable for, and the benefits and challenges of the different project models. Download the project model guide so you can choose the right implementation form for your project.
The development phase of the Crown Bridges alliance includes the development of the Crown Bridges tramway and other demanding infrastructure works in the area. The construction phase includes the construction of the entire tramway and and the 400-metre Merihaka Bridge.
The alliance contracting model is an open and cooperative project model in which the parties operate in a shared project organisation. An alliance model is an implementation model for projects that involve many challenges, stakeholders and uncertainty; for example, hospital and health centre projects, renovations, industrial projects and infrastructure projects.
In an alliance project, all of the parties – the customer, the designer and the constructor – operate in a jointly formed organisation and possibly also in a common workspace known as the Big Room. This project team is responsible for the project’s day-to-day management and is led by the Project Manager, who reports to the management team. The project is led by the alliance management team, in which each party to the alliance agreement is represented.
Openness, development, agreements and the formation of the project organisation must be achieved in a way that supports cooperation and commitment as well as honest and trust-based relationships. For this reason, an alliance model requires special alliance competencies from the customer and the service provider selected for the alliance.
Joint project organisation and open cooperation lead to the solving of problems in the alliance project, not to the creation of new ones. In addition to a good team spirit, alliances are characterised by innovations which help to achieve better quality and safety as well as influence the environment and cooperation, for example.