When you choose Associated, you don't just get a contractor; you get a partner who is committed to your project's success. We don't just put pipe in the ground; we help manage the risks and complexities of pipeline construction. We can help develop realistic budgets and schedules and advise you on constructablity issues and routing selections. We'll assist in preparing site specific crossing plans and calculate workspace requirements. We even help clients acquire hard to get permits for environmentally sensitive projects. Even after construction starts, with our experience we can often identify potential problems before they arise, thereby minimizing or even eliminating unnecessary delays and costs overruns.
This attitude of sharing our strengths that evolved in the field has now been introduced to the boardroom. Known as partnering, this contractual arrangement allows owner and contractor to work together to develop a target price and at project completion both parties share in the difference between the target price and the actual cost. From the beginning our experienced project management team becomes part of your project management team anticipating problems, identifying ways to reduce costs and developing creative solutions together.
To transition from the old ways to the new way of cooperation demands commitment beyond the contractual. What begins on paper must be put into practice in order to succeed. Partnering demands plain spoken, forthright communication between owner and contractor on all levels