Airport commission considers changing construction method

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) – The Lafayette Airport Commission has slowed down the process of building a $90 million passenger terminal to examine closely how to carry out what will be a yearslong, complex project.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1HhyYZY) the commission members were scheduled this week to decide whether to deploy a construction method that differs from the traditional way government projects are built. Called construction management, CMAR brings the construction company in on the project during the design phase so pitfalls can be avoided in later phases. CMAR’s promoters also tout its faster completion time – in Lafayette’s case, consultant Walt Adams has said it could knock a year off the project’s duration.

Vice Chairman Paul Guilbeau and the other commissioners chose to discuss and decided on the issue at a later date.

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5/15/2015 6:24:05 AM (GMT -5:00)

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