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Alternative Delivery

Delivering quality projects collaboratively

Changes in customer expectations and limitations of available owner resources are creating demand for better, faster, and cheaper ways to deliver projects including design-build, general contractor/construction manager (GC/CM), and public-private partnerships. Each of these alternatives is based on an integrated team philosophy. Parametrix is ideally suited for these efforts, given our collaborative nature and reputation of teamwork. Our staff are involved in professional organizations developing improved methods of project delivery and have served on the State of Washington’s Capital Project Advisory Review Board’s Project Review Committee and the task force that developed heavy civil GC/CM legislation. We help clients analyze various delivery methods, determine the most appropriate fit for each project, and manage the procurement and delivery process.

Eastside Community Center | Parametrix
Eastside Community Center
Tacoma, Washington
Client: Metro Parks Tacoma

Parametrix provided GC/CM procurement and advisory services, as well as project and construction management services support for the design and construction of the Eastside Community Center, a joint undertaking between Tacoma Housing Authority, City of Tacoma, Tacoma Public Schools, and Metro Parks as the lead agency. The center is 60,000 square feet and is located on the same site as First Creek Middle School. Programming for both facilities was coordinated to enhance educational and athletic opportunities for the lower eastside of Tacoma. The center replaces two other park district facilities and include a community pool and athletics facility, a community recording studio, a community kitchen facility, and a wide variety of other relevant Metro Parks programs and activities. The project was delivered during a time of inflation with increased costs annually increasing the cost to build by 8% to 12%. The team immediately began aggressive efforts to value engineer costs, while not compromising quality. Over the three-year period of development, including the time of construction contract execution, we reduced more than $6 M in cost on a target budget base of $24 M.



  • Seattle Multimodal Terminal GC CM | Parametrix

    Seattle Multimodal Terminal GC/CM

  • Mount Vernon School District | Parametrix

    Mount Vernon School District GC/CM Advisor and PM/CM Services

  • Vancouver Public Schools GC CM | Parametrix

    Vancouver Public Schools GC/CM Advisor and Project Management

  • Eastside Community Center | Parametrix

    Eastside Community Center

  • SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Corridor Program | Parametrix

    SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Corridor Program

  • Wheeler Site Development