Facility owners are rapidly adopting a “new” project delivery method for their numerous renovation, repair, and sustainability projects – Job Order Contracting (JOC) - which effectively addresses project backlog by reducing schedules by as much as 60%. Furthermore, JOC dramatically decreases administrative costs by as much as 25%, plus virtually eliminates adversarial relationships and minimizes change orders.
JOC, a proven construction delivery method, has been in place since the 1980s in the military and is now migrating to other markets – including federal agencies, healthcare systems, colleges and universities, municipalities, airports, and K-12 school systems. These markets represent billions of dollars of construction work.
RSMeans Business Solutions offers a full range of project management services to prepare organizations for JOC delivery methods along with its premier software, JOCWorks™-- developed specifically for job order contracting. JOCWorks™ is comprehensive system, including an exclusively enhanced 400,000 RSMeans line item database, visual estimating tools, as well as project, document, and contract management functionality. Users can create detailed JOC estimates quickly, and JOCWorks also includes the ability to prepare a technical evaluation of the contractor’s price proposal vs. internally generated estimates. Multiple coefficients are easily handled, and multiple drawing formats including Adobe PDF can be used to perform on-screen takeoffs.
A full range of support, training, and consulting services are available from RSMeans to help determine organizational readiness for JOC. RSMeans can also help you develop the capability to efficiently execute JOC contracts including: setting up policies, procedures and processes for owner procurement, preparing JOC budgets, project management, and users personnel, contractor marketing and training, and researching and implementing a customized local unit price JOC price book (UPB). On-site, regional, and virtual training is available for your owners and contractors to enhance their professional skills. Industry-leading phone and email software support is also a key component of any JOC program, and may be customized to client requirements.
Exclusive features of JOCWorks™ include: